Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Differences Between Dental Implants and Dentures

Many of our Charlotte, NC, patients come to the Charlotte Dental Implant Center to have their removable dentures replaced by dental implants. Why do they do this? Tooth implants offer a number of benefits that removable dentures simply can’t match, both cosmetic and health-related. These include improved fitting and stability, easier maintenance, and enhanced oral wellbeing. If you wear ill-fitting dentures and would like to explore the options available to you, please call our office at 858-200-7248.

Improved Comfort and Convenience

If you wear removable partial dentures, you know what it feels like to suffer from the irritation that comes their shifting and movement. Irritation is often the least of it; we’ve had patients who’ve told us of their dentures falling out while talking or even simply walking. The bottom line is that removable partial dentures are known for losing their fit over time, becoming more of an inconvenience than anything else. Oftentimes, what this means is money out of your pocket, as removable dentures need replacement every 7–9 years on average.

Dental implants are permanently integrated with the jawbone, never shifting or moving around. Nor do they need to be removed for cleaning or maintenance. Their unwavering stability bestows them with a number of related benefits, including restored bite strength and improved comfort.

Easier Maintenance, Improved Oral Hygiene

Let’s face it, removable partial dentures can be a pain to keep in good condition. Here is what an average list of instructions for cleaning your dentures looks like:

  • Remove and rinse them after eating.
  • Clean your mouth after removing your dentures.
  • Brush your dentures daily, at a minimum, taking extra care to not damage them.
  • Soak your dentures overnight, in a special solution if one is provided or recommended.
  • Rinse your dentures before putting them back in your mouth.
  • Avoid abrasive cleaning materials, whitening toothpastes, hot water, and products that contain bleach.

This is what the list looks like for dental implants:

  • Brush at least twice a day.
  • Floss daily, at a minimum.

In both cases, it’s advisable that you visit the dentist at least twice per year.

Easier maintenance means improved oral hygiene. The more difficult it is to keep something in good condition, the more likely your hygiene will fall by the wayside. Because dental implants are so easy to take care, those who choose implants over other dental restorations often benefit from a lower risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Boost Your Quality of Life Today with Implant Dentistry

Removable partial dentures can take a toll on your oral health, your social life, and your self-confidence. Not only that, but they can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Dental implants are very nearly the exact opposite in every way. They are comfortable, they are convenient, and they boast of incredible longevity. Don’t put up with your ill-fitting dentures another day; contact our Charlotte, NC, practice and schedule your free consultation today: 858-200-7248. Our restorative dentistry patients come to us from Greenville, Huntersville, Ashville, Charlotte and Gastonia, North Carolina.