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Traditional vs. Implant Dentures: Which Are Right for You?

November 1, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. Cole Smith

Dealing with tooth loss can be challenging, and dentures are excellent for restoring an entire arch of lost teeth, but how do you know which type of dentures are suitable for your needs? Here's an overview of the differences between traditional and implant-supported dentures to help you make the best decision for your smile.

Removable Dentures 101

Today's removable dentures are thoughtfully designed by your Bastrop dentist and consider your facial structure and skin tone to ensure the best possible fit and aesthetics. These dentures are made of acrylic and designed to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. They restore your facial structure, provide eating and chewing functions, and help you feel confident about your smile again.

Cleaning removable dentures is simple. You'll take them out at night to brush them and soak them in a cleaning solution or room-temperature water. However, removable dentures rely on secure fit and suction to stay in place, so they will need periodic realignment from your dentist to ensure proper fit.

Most patients encounter a learning curve with traditional dentures as they get used to eating, chewing, laughing, and talking with their new teeth.

Everything to Know About Implant-Supported Dentures

We can use four dental implants, carefully placed, to support your dentures. Dr. Smith designs your denture to snap into the dental implants, which work together to hold your denture securely in place, so there's no movement or slippage during eating and talking. 

Dental implants in Bastrop also provide the added benefit of keeping your jawbone from the deterioration that occurs with tooth loss, which means excellent longevity for your denture.

Contact CS Family Dentistry

Are you considering dentures for restoring your smile? Dr. Smith would love to talk with you about your options! Contact our Bastrop, TX, dental office at (512) 321-2188 to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Smith.

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