Fixed vs. Removable Dentures

Dentures do not only mean the typical one’s we see in the bedside glass. It can mean any prosthetic set of teeth used to replace missing teeth. There are many types as well. There’s the the partially removable denture, and the fully removable denture. There are also a full set of dentures that can be fixed inside the mouth as is. The experts at Hillsborough Smiles ensure you understand fully well what you are getting into when you speak of dentures.

Removable Dentures Accelerate Bone Loss

The traditional full dentures cause a lot of discomfort to the user. Essentially requiring them to avoid eating foods that are hard or difficult to chew. It also requires them to speak with their mouth open only a little and many others otherwise it is said that the dentures lose their fit. This happens primarily because wearing them accelerates bone loss in the jaw. This happens when one loses a tooth. The body, in it’s natural functioning, reduces bone density inside the jaw overtime. This is one of the major reasons why dentures are known not to stay put as time goes by.

This also changes the structure of one’s face overtime resulting in a person looking older.

Implant-Supported Dentures Prevent Bone Loss

An implant on the other hand is permanently fixed into the mouth. Even though it might be slightly more expensive than traditional dentures, it ensures a firm base and support to the bone structure of the face preventing bone loss. Implants are made of titanium and contain properties that favour the fusing of the implants into the bone structure without changing the structure of your face.

The dentists at Hillsborough Smiles are equipped with the best technology to help you get the implants in a way that you can go back to eating whatever you want, and enjoying your life without having to worry about the denture falling out and embarrassing you or even using creams and keeping them in a glass by your bedside. They are exactly like a new set of teeth. All you need to do is follow the usual oral hygiene routine suggested to you by the experts at Hillsborough Smiles.

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