If people were give the choice between a 50-year-old car or a brand new corvette, most would go with the latter. If you are transitioning to full dentures and you choose to go with traditional dentures as opposed to implant supported dentures, you are essentially electing for decades-old technology, or, in other words, that older clunky car compared to the brand new corvette. Dental implants differ, however, from a corvette – they are much less expensive, and they improve your the quality of your life much more than a new car.
When making this important decision about dentures, something that you should consider is the fact that lower dentures historically do not fit well and will likely rattle around in your mouth and fall out at the most inconvenient times. This can make an individual feel self conscious in social settings and can even motivate some people to avoid social situations, which greatly decreases their happiness.
Implants exceed dentures in every way. They will help you retain your bone level and in the long term will help prevent future dental restorative needs. Dental implants are becoming the standard of care because of the great success rates that dentists have experienced with the implant placement procedures. If you live in Denver or Cherry Creek area and want to learn more about what is involved, call New Image Dental Implant Center and set up a consultation to learn more.