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Finding the Right Dentures: Traditional vs. Implant-supported Dentures

You have options when it comes to wearing dentures. Traditional removable dentures are no longer your only choice.Dentures can be paired with dental implants for a secure fit and added confidence. The type of denture you choose, traditional or implant-supported, is best determined between you and your dentist. To find out which type of denture is right for you, and learn more about traditional dentures versus implant-supported dentures, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Jefferson City dentist Talva Grundstrom Joost.

Traditional Dentures

Dentures Jefferson City

Traditional dentures are commonly used to replace all of the upper teeth, all of the lower teeth, or both. Traditional dentures are custom-made using impressions taken of the gums. Removable dentures carry the benefit of not requiring surgery, making this treatment suitable for patients not healthy enough to undergo surgical procedures. Most patients who have traditional removable dentures require the use of special adhesives to secure the restorations in place. Even with adhesives, traditional dentures may shift and move while talking and eating. Additionally, certain foods, like corn on the cob, need to be avoided because these can be difficult to eat with traditional dentures. While traditional dentures can help restore dental function, they are prone to slipping and falling out while eating and talking. Fortunately, implant-supported dentures offer a more secure, comfortable fit.

Implant-supported Dentures

Implant-supported Dentures Jefferson City

Traditional dentures have long been the standard in replacing full sets of missing teeth. However, advances in dentistry have led to the use of implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures anchor within the mouth using three to five surgically placed dental implants. Dental implants help to securely hold the dentures within the mouth so you can enjoy your favorite foods without your dentures slipping or sliding. Implant-supported dentures offer many benefits over traditional removable dentures, including:

  • Secure fit:Each set of implant-supported dentures attach to three to five dental implants with either a metal bar or small studs, creating a secure fit within the mouth.
  • Comfortable:Implant-supported dentures are more comfortable than traditional dentures. Traditional dentures can slip and slide and even allow food to get between the gums and the denture, causing irritation and discomfort. Implant-supported dentures are securely anchored within the mouth, keeping the dentures firmly in place for added comfort and peace of mind.
  • More natural feeling: Implant-supported dentures sit firmly within the mouth, making them feel more like your natural teeth than traditional dentures.
  • Improved confidence:Implant-supported dentures can help give denture wearers improved confidence because they won't shift, slip, or move while eating and talking.
  • Enjoy your favorite foods:Traditional denture wearers have to avoid certain foods like a whole apple or corn off the cob. Implant-supported dentures allow denture wearers to enjoy foods removable denture wearers must avoid.
  • Speak with ease:Implant-supported dentures won't slip and shift when you are talking, so you can speak with confidence and ease.
  • Ditch the denture adhesives: Implant-supported dentures attach directly to surgically placed dental implants, avoiding the need for messy denture adhesives.

Schedule a Consultation

Find out if implant-supported dentures are right for you. Schedule a consultation with our implant dentist Dr. Grundstom Joost today.



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