Traditional Dentures vs. Implant Dentures, What’s The Difference?

A question our dentists at Castle Rock Dental are often asked is what the difference between traditional dentures and implant dentures. Most people ask this because they are looking for the best option to replace their teeth.

There is a variety of difference between the two types of dentures. To help you understand the differences, we will clarify what these dental devices do then compare and contrast them. That way, you can make an informed decision on which style of dentures is best for you.

What Are Traditional And Implant Dentures

A traditional set of dentures are likely the ones you are most familiar with as they have been around in some form or another for centuries. But, unlike George Washington’s wooden dentures, modern dentures are made up of dental resin (teeth), metal framework (base where teeth are mounted), and plastic (covers metal framework). These dentures are removable and need to be taken out nightly for cleaning.

Implanted dentures are often made of acrylic, as the material is highly durable. The acrylic can bond securely to the denture base, which is often acrylic as well and also reinforced with a metal framework supporting the structure. The dentures are rooted with titanium posts, which are surgically implanted by one of our dentists. These dentures are fixed in place and never need to be removed.

Compare The Two Types Of Dentures

Now that you have a basic understanding of the two types of dentures, it will be easier for you to see exactly how these two types of denture compare to each other.

Traditional Dentures

Cost Least expensive option

Security Prone to slipping even with adhesive

Durability Need altering due to gum shrinkage

Look Natural-looking as long as in place

Health Jawbone can atrophy over time

Diet Often restricted to soft, non-sticky foods

Implanted Dentures

Cost More expensive due to implants

Security Completely stable always

Durability No refitting needed

Look No visible sign they aren’t natural

Health Implant post support jawbone health

Diet No dietary restrictions

Work With Castle Rock Dental For Your New Dentures

Whatever type of dentures or dental product you are interested in, our dentists can help you. With years of experience helping people with their dental needs, our dentists can counsel you on what denture option would be the best fit for your needs and budget. Contact us to consult with one of our dentists and start your journey to better oral health today.

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