Dentures are custom fitted “false teeth” designed to improve appearance and restore functionality lost when teeth are missing due to extraction and other causes. Designed for comfort, dentures are molded to fit as seamlessly as possible into the patient’s mouth.
Some dentures rely on bonding adhesives to stay in place, while others can be clipped onto dental implants for a more secure hold. Dentures can come in both full and partial sets depending on the needs of the patient.
Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth. They are secured within the jaw bone, forming an artificial tooth root that can be used to hold a porcelain crown, or as a clip for dentures. When used to hold a crown, dental implants provide comfort and functionality that far surpasses dentures.
Implants are sturdy, and because they are held in place by the jaw bone they don’t allow the occasional slipping that can occur with dentures. Implants require the structural integrity of the jaw bone, and steps are taken to ensure the preservation of the patient’s existing facial structure. Dentures, on the other hand, are fitted to the mouth as it is, and their design inhibits malleability to potential jaw bone collapse or deterioration. However, both dentures and dental implants can restore your smile, and oral functionality.
Rochester Advanced Dentistry helps people in Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Troy, Michigan, and Oakland, Macomb and Shelby Townships enhance their smiles with both dental implants, and modern denture technology. Please contact our experienced dental makeover team today for your smile evaluation.