Implant Supported Dentures vs Conventional Dentures

Implant Supported Dentures vs Conventional Dentures

Prosthetics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the restoration of dental defects using prosthetic fillings. Dentures can be fixed or removable. An alternative to traditional dentures is dental implants, which ensure a permanent aesthetic effect. However, regardless of the method chosen, it is important to remember that filling the gaps in the teeth is very important. Lack of teeth is not only an aesthetic problem, but above all a health problem. It can cause problems with chewing and pronunciation, as well as lead to abnormal occlusion and degenerative changes in the temporomandibular joints.


Dental implants are "still" dentures


Dentures are divided into removable and permanent. Traditional dentures are removable and widely available. They are generally much less expensive than dental implants. Removable dentures can be partial- replacing a few missing teeth in a row, or complete- where they replace your entire dentition. These traditional removable dentures are made by inserting prosthetic teeth on a base of an acrylic or metal plate. This plate then covers the alveolar ridges and hard palate in your mouth, which, combined with dental adhesive, allows them to function much like natural teeth, once you get used to wearing them. There are also partial cover prostheses, which are stabilized with clips and hooks and are affixed to your other remaining teeth. Many people report discomfort and annoyance with traditional dentures. Because of this, most dentists will agree that the “gold standard” for replacing missing teeth is to use a more permanent solution.


Permanent solutions for missing teeth include root-crown inlays, prosthetic crowns, veneers, bridges, and implants. Veneers allow you to rebuild a small tooth defect. They are also used to correct the shape of the tooth or to close the diastema. They take the form of a porcelain flake stuck to the front of the tooth. Bridges are metal-porcelain prosthetic replacements that are "fixed" using two adjacent teeth. Healthy teeth must be ground, and pillars are crowns. Between them is a span that rebuilds the lost tooth. Prosthetic crowns are used to rebuild a damaged dental crown or its extensive fracture. They can be metal, all-ceramic or zirconium-based.


Aesthetic and durable dental implants


Dental implantology is a technologically advanced method of replacing dental defects. An implant consists of a screw and a crown: the screw is the part that is implanted into the jaw and the crown is the actual prosthetic tooth. The implanter screws are made of titanium or zirconium, which are neutral to the body and thus less likely to cause problems or rejection of the implant. When placing the implant, the screw is screwed into the jaw where it takes over the function of the tooth root and eventually becomes part of your jaw. Once the screw heals from implantation, it is fitted with the visible element of the implant. This element is a ceramic crown or a ceramic-metal crown. One of the most important advantages of implants for many patients is the aesthetics of an implant. If they are made well, they look and feel indistinguishable from natural teeth. But that is not all, because the bone load transfer by the implant is the same as in the case of the primary dentition. Thanks to this, the implants prevent bone atrophy. Unlike standard prostheses, they can also be used to replace one tooth.


What are Implant Supported Dentures