Are you unhappy with the state of your oral health and want a full smile makeover? Has eating become more complicated, and you find yourself avoiding certain foods because they are hard to eat now? Here at District Perio, we offer the best in full mouth rejuvenation. In addition, we offer a wide variety of denture services, including traditional dentures, snap-in dentures, and All-On-X dentures in the Washington, DC area.
Traditional dentures are the most well-known type of dentures out there. You have probably seen horror stories where grandma’s dentures fall out of her mouth while eating or speaking. Unfortunately, this is not a far stretch from the reality of traditional dentures. Along with excessive movement, the second most common complaint is the amount of plastic at the roof of the mouth. Because this type of denture needs retention, it must have a palatal region causing most patients to have a gag reflex and the loss of taste because it covers the taste buds on the roof of the mouth. This aspect of these dentures can be avoided by using the correct type of denture specialist who can provide you with a high-quality customized fit denture. Although traditional dentures have numerous downsides compared to other options, they are the most affordable option available.
Snap-in dentures are the next best available option available for dentures. Snap-in dentures are removable dentures that snap into your mouth like a button. They are held into place by dental implants making your denture more secure and decreasing the chance of sliding or slipping when eating or talking. Along with this benefit, snap-in dentures also do not have a palatal region causing this denture option to have a more comfortable fit and taste foods better. Although snap-in dentures are a significant step up from traditional dentures, they have downfalls. For example, during the healing process after getting the dental implants, you must wear a conventional denture for about six months. In addition, snap-in dentures are designed to be cleaned outside of the mouth and will need to be removed at night. Nevertheless, snap-in dentures have transformed many lives and are an excellent choice compared to traditional dentures.
Snap-In Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures
What separates snap-in dentures from traditional dentures? The difference between these two types of dentures is stability and retention. Stability is improved because implants hold the denture in place, unlike conventional dentures held by just suction and denture adhesive. Implants allow the snap-in denture to be more functional when eating or speaking. The palate region of the traditional denture is fully covered. Snap-in dentures the palate is removed, allowing this option to feel more natural to patients. Traditional dentures tend to have a lot of frustrating factors for patients and are why patients seek alternative options.
All-On-X dentures are the premier product of dentures. All-On-X dentures are permanent dentures that can’t be removed except by your dental provider. Most patients enjoy this option over all denture options because it is the closest to having your natural teeth. Four to six dental implants are placed, and the prosthesis or dentures are then screwed into those implants, providing a secure fit for your denture. This security allows the denture to stay in place, avoiding slipping or sliding. As well as no movement, this denture also has the least amount of material, increasing the comfortability level. The only downfall with this option is that it is the most expensive choice of all the dentures. However, it is the most long-term, cost-effective solution for your oral health.
Common Denture Questions
The answer to this question is yes, you completely customize your dentures. You can pick the shade, shape, and length of your teeth, as well as how natural you want them to look. For example, if you have a gap you want to be fixed or want them to look longer, our prosthetic specialists can design your denture to your specifications.
The answer is that most of the time, people will notice your teeth have changed, but someone who doesn’t know you will not see you have dentures, especially if you have implant dentures. Your dentures can look as natural as you want.