Pros and Cons of Permanent Dentures

Detachable dentures are a common method of replacing lost teeth, although they can be challenging to maintain. You may be contemplating fixed dentures as a life-changing option if current dentures are loose, painful, or unpleasant. Traditional dentures are significantly less sturdy, comfortable, and long-lasting than this choice. All this has led to permanent dentures gaining popularity in recent years.


Fixed dentures,or permanent dentures,are fastened onto dental implants in the jaw to substitute all of the missing teeth. They work the same way as natural teeth do, so you may eat, drink, and converse without fear of them sliding out of position.


Permanent dentures have a lot of benefits, but it does carry some drawbacks as well. Let’s have a look at its pros and cons.


Pros

  • Fixed dentures are more convenient and comfortable for most people than detachable dentures.

  • They won't become shaky with time, and they won't get in the way when you're eating or speaking.

  • You don't have to be concerned about your prosthetic dentures/teeth moving out of place while speaking or smiling.

  • For cleaning, the teeth do not need to be removed.


  • Removable dentures can sometimes influence the structure of your face to shift over time. The jawbone may eventually shrink when the natural teeth are removed. Your face will remain youthful since fixed dentures use implants similar to natural teeth, to maintain your jaw bone. There are no sunken cheeks.

Cons

  • The most significant disadvantage of fixed dentures is the operation. Even though implant placement surgery is relativelysafe, it is nevertheless a surgery.

  • During recovery, oral surgery will cause some discomfort and pain.

  • Patients must be very careful when cleaning their permanently implanted dentures and visit their dentist on a regular basis to avoid infection or inflammation.

  • Because fixed dentures require surgery, screws, and exact prostheses created by your dental laboratory, they are more expensive than regular dentures. When there are less expensive solutions available, such as detachable dentures, some patients hesitate to invest the money for permanent dentures. However, with proper maintenance, they can last a lifetime, making them more cost-effective in the long term.


If you still can’t decide whether to get permanent dentures or not, you can visit Waterfront Family Dentistry in Frisco. Our experienced dentists can help you choose the best solution for you. We also offer many other services—root canals, tooth extractions, cosmetic dentistry, and more. Book an appointment now.

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