Pros and Cons of Permanent Dentures

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Suffering from missing teeth? Permanent dentures are a great option for people who have lost their teeth and want to avoid traditional dentures. Many prefer permanent tooth replacement with permanent dentures, as they provide excellent aesthetic results and contribute to a healthier mouth.

That said, there are also downsides to permanent dentures, mainly having to do with price, healing time, lack of flexibility, and more. Fortunately, we're making the decision easy for you by listing the top pros and cons of permanent dentures - and why you deserve the best tooth replacement option for you!

Are you missing teeth? Call the permanent dentures experts at Meredith G. Davis, DDS to get the stunning, complete smile you deserve! We offer a range of tooth replacement options at our Richardson dental office to help you achieve confidence when speaking, eating, and smiling.

Pros of Permanent Dentures

Improved chewing ability and better speech

Permanent dentures can improve your ability to chew and speak. Getting new teeth will give you renewed confidence in public speaking, as well as allow you to chew foods that were previously difficult or impossible with missing teeth. Improved speech is also possible due to increased strength of the jaw after getting permanent false teeth.

Permanent dentures can last decades, making them a very cost-effective solution

Permanent dentures can last for decades, making them a very cost-effective solution. You will not need to replace your dental appliances every few years like you would with removable false teeth. This means permanent dentures are the most affordable option!

Fixed in place, so they will not move around like removable dentures

Another benefit of having permanent dentures is that they are fixed in place and will not move around like removable dentures. This means you will not have to worry about them coming loose or falling out while you are eating or speaking.

Permanent dentures look and feel more natural than removable false teeth

Removable dental appliances need to be regularly removed for cleaning, which means the fit will not always be perfect. Permanent prosthetic teeth are made by a dentist (or lab technician) in your mouth so they can perfectly match your surrounding gums and lips.

Cons of Permanent Dentures

More expensive than removable dentures

Permanent dentures are more expensive than removable false teeth. However, the long-term cost will be worth it because they are so durable! If you are looking for a cheaper solution, removable dentures are the best option.

May require additional dental procedures

Permanent dentures are more complex than removable false teeth. They require additional dental procedures to be performed in order to ensure a good fit, which will increase the cost and time of your treatment plan.

Non-removable, unlike traditional dentures

Permanent dentures can't be taken out for cleaning like removable false teeth. This makes them more difficult to keep clean, which is why it's important to visit your dentist regularly if you have permanent dental appliances!

Can cause tooth decay and gum diseases like periodontitis without proper care

Permanent dentures must be cared for properly to prevent tooth decay and gum diseases like periodontitis. You should visit your dentist regularly, brush them daily, floss at least once a day, and use dental cleaners while wearing false teeth. If you follow these tips then permanent dentures shouldn't cause any health concerns!

Dr. Meredith G. Davis is Here to Repair Your Smile!

If you are considering permanent dentures, it is important to weigh the pros and cons carefully so you can make the best decision for your needs. Contact our office today if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment. We are happy to help you achieve your smile goals!

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