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While traditional, removable dentures can be an effective way to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, there can be a number of drawbacks to this tooth replacement method. Below, our experienced dentists at Schweitzer & Schweitzer, PC have compared the two options to help patients make a decision.

For one, traditional dentures require suction or an adhesive to remain in place, which may not always provide adequate stability and can lead to “slippage” along the gums. These slight movements of the denture can cause soft tissue irritation and make dentures uncomfortable to wear. In addition, loose-fitting dentures can interfere with speaking and smiling and can move when a patient eats, which can be challenging and embarrassing.

Fortunately, implant overdentures can eliminate all of these common concerns and enhance self-confidence. When overdentures are secured with strategically placed dental implants, there is no need for adhesives – or worry! Patients with implant overdentures can generally enjoy a more comfortable, secure fit, and may find it easier to smile naturally and speak clearly. Implant overdentures are also designed to create a stronger bite, allowing patients to eat all of their favorite foods with ease. Finally, this innovative tooth replacement solution can help prevent the gum irritation and bone loss associated with removable dentures.

To learn more about the benefits of implant overdentures or discover if you are a good candidate, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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