Today, there is a lot of information about cosmetic dentures in magazines, advertisements and online. So what is the difference between cosmetic dentures and traditional dentures? And, how do they compare to dental implants?
Cosmetic dentures are prosthetic replacements for missing teeth, just like traditional dentures. However, unlike traditional dentures, they are custom-fitted and hand-fabricated and can be made especially to match your gender, ethnic original, personality and style. For some, cosmetic dentures offer a more natural and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional dentures.
However, when compared to dental implants, even cosmetic dentures cannot compete with the form, comfort, functionality and appearance of this revolutionary tooth replacement option. This is because dentures, whether they are cosmetic or traditional dentures, are not anchored into your jaw like dental implant supported replacement teeth. So, there is a need for the use of denture adhesive creams to keep dentures in place, and there is always a chance of dentures slipping, clicking or falling out. In addition, dentures do not allow for the same chewing strength as dental implant supported replacement teeth. This makes it difficult for many people with dentures to enjoy foods that are rich in fiber and harder to chew. This has a multitude of health implications as the high fiber foods are usually rich in nutrients and lower in calories than other types of food. And, cosmetic dentures simply cannot compete with the natural appearance of dental implant supported replacement teeth.
The bottom line is that although cosmetic dentures do offer some advantages over traditional dentures, they still do not provide the advantages you get with dental implants. If you are in the process of considering different tooth replacement alternatives, talk to an oral surgeon about the benefits of dental implants and see if this advanced tooth replacement option is right for you.