Dental implants clearly have benefits that removable dentures just do not. In all respects, dental implants are the superior choice, taking any aspect into consideration; be it health, safety, comfort, or even price. When measured in the long run, dental implants are much more worth it, as they are planned for the long run, while dentures need constant care and upgrades. Here are four categories in which dental implants are clearly the better choice:
Dental implants are much healthier than removable dentures. It’s not that removable dentures aren’t healthy, it’s just that they do not provide the same health benefits that dental implants provide. Dental implants stop the alveolus from deteriorating, and prevent bone loss in the area with the missing tooth. If there are no dental implants, the jawbone starts to lose mass and disintegrate, as it is reabsorbed by the body. Cleaning dental implants is the same as brushing and flossing your regular teeth, so hygiene is not an issue either, making dental implants the best option, especially if you still have some of your natural teeth left.
Dental implants are reported to be more comfortable than removable dentures, and are aesthetically pleasing, as they prevent the sunken faced look that missing teeth can cause. Removable dentures have a bad reputation of moving about and causing discomfort on the soft tissues. The gums underneath dentures can become painful and irritated, causing the appearance of denture sores, which are uncomfortable, unhygienic and unhealthy. Dental implants do not have this problem.
With dental implants, there are no food lists of delicacies you cannot enjoy, no activity you cannot partake in. This is because the false teeth are not adhered or otherwise placed on the gums, but is drilled into your living jawbone using titanium screws that the jawbone then integrates and grows around and through, providing maximum stability. Hot and cold foods can be enjoyed at any time, and you do not need to worry about soaking the denture or if you have dental adherent with you at all.
Because removable dentures need to be readjusted over time as your mouth changes to accommodate its new environment, you don’t actually save money by getting them. The main attraction for removable dentures is the fact that they are so cheap; indeed they can be up to one tenth the price of dental implants. But while you will need to get a completely new denture every few years, and will need to get those adjusted, re-adhered, fixed and so forth, dental implants go in and stay in, being the cheaper option in the long run.