Permanent Denture Options
Permanent dentures or dental implants are simply a set of prosthetic (false) teeth that are attached to a framework made to fit perfectly in your jaw with the help of screws. The best part is that you can eat, drink and chew with the help of these dentures without worrying about them becoming loose or falling off. Basically, these restorations act like your natural teeth and help to improve your quality of life.

Permanent Denture Options

If you are planning to get permanent dentures, you first need to be aware of all the options available to decide the best one for you. Let’s take a look.

Fixed – Removable Dentures

These kind of implants are usually best suited for people who are used to remove their dentures whenever they want. They stay snug in the mouth but can be easily removed whenever you want, for cleaning or maintenance. There are a few types in theses as well.

1) Overdenture

In this, the denture is made of acrylic and denture teeth. The implants can be placed where the teeth are missing and a traditional denture is placed on top of them. Sometimes it can also include a metal structure for reinforcement.

Pros:

  • Less Expensive
  • Can be easily removed for cleaning
  • Fewer implants needed in the jaw
  • Easily hides aesthetic problems in the gum area

Cons:

  • May move around sometimes
  • May chip over time
  • Acrylics can be stained if harsh cleaners are used
  • Maintenance is required twice a year

2) Deutsch Removable Bridge

These dentures are very comfortable to wear and have a snug fit due to advanced technology. They do not get loose with time and will not come out unless you want them to. They are fitted in the same way as the overdenture implants and are made of acrylic.

Pros:

  • Require less maintenance as compared to fixed-removable type
  • Can be easily removed for cleaning
  • Need fewer implants in the jaw
  • Can hide aesthetic imperfections nicely
  • Does not move around in the mouth

Cons:

  • More costly
  • Harsh cleaners can stain the acrylics
  • May chip over time

Fixed Implants

This is a great option for people who have lost most or all of their teeth. There are 3 types of fixed implants.

1) Hybrid Restoration

It is the most popular permanent denture option around the globe. Hybrid Restoration consists of a fixed set of full dentures with a metal bar wrapped around them. They are made for both upper and lower teeth and will not come out whatsoever. These dentures can be fixed in a day after proper planning with the patient.

Pros:

  • Can be done in one day after proper diagnosis.
  • Less expensive than Zirconia Permanent Dentures
  • Does not move around and looks completely natural

Cons:

  • Difficult cleaning and maintenance
  • Can chip over time
  • Maintenance required in every 6 months to 1 year for cleaning
  • Harsh cleaners can stain the acrylic
  • More number of implants need to be used in the jaw.

2) Full Contour Zirconia

These dentures are made with Zirconia which is a very strong white material. They do not require any metal for restoration due to their color. Unlike acrylic, Zirconia does not chip or stain.

Pros:

  • A fixed option that looks extremely natural
  • Will not stain with time
  • Can be done in one day after proper planning and appointments
  • Will not chip or break

Cons:

  • Difficult to clean
  • More costly due to the material used
  • Needs more number of implants
  • Needs maintenance in every 6 months to 1 year for cleaning
  • Should be done by a highly expert professional as Zirconia can look unnatural due to the lack of translucency

3) Full Contour Zirconia (with Custom Porcelain work)

These dentures come in the luxury range of dental implants as they require a very well trained professional to complete the whole procedure. They also consist of the best materials to improve the aesthetics of your smile.

Pros:

  • Fixed implants that look extremely natural
  • Will not stain over time.
  • Just a one-day procedure if it is properly planned
  • Will not chip or break
  • Looks very esthetic

Cons:

  • Difficult to clean
  • Maintenance is required every 6 months to 1 year
  • More implants are needed in the jaw
  • More expensive

Summing Up

Your smile plays a big part in boosting your confidence. Hence, it is important that it looks picture-perfect always!
With emerging technology, there is a solution for every kind of dental issue. Visit Dr. Sachdeva to get a detailed consultation on what type of dentures will be best suitable for you.

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Dr. Siddharth Sachdeva is a Dental Surgeon, Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dentist, Implantologist with over 15 years of experience

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