Will I Look Older When Wearing Dentures?

April 30, 2021

There are several different types of dentures for patients to choose from depending on the current state of their dental condition. There are removable dentures, fixed dentures, and overdentures and each set serves a different purpose. If you think wearing dentures may cause you to look older than you actually are, continue reading to learn how to select the most suitable type in order to prevent this.

Removable Dentures

Removable dentures are the classic option which are worn during the day and are removed for cleaning at night. One of the most known disadvantages of removable dentures is their inability to preserve the bone. As the removable dentures rest directly on the bone, the bone will gradually wear off. This also causes the dentures to become loose with continuous use and may also cause different facial features to move. Some patients have shared how these factors cause them to appear a little older than their real age. This may be caused by bone loss and muscle loss that take place after an extended period of time of continuous usage of removable dentures.

Fixed Dentures

Fixed dentures function differently from removable dentures. They do help to prevent bone loss as they are fixed onto the existing teeth foundation with the support of dental implants. Implants form a strong base that is firm and solid so as to support a full set of lower or upper replacement teeth with ease. With firm anchorage, fixed dentures do not come loose which gives patients peace of mind each time they are eating, drinking, and speaking. Past patients who chose fixed dentures have reported how fixed dentures feel like their own natural teeth, thus improving their quality of life.

Overdentures

Overdentures are suitable for those who are looking for optimum comfort and increased function. Overdentures are removable and are fixed directly onto natural teeth or for those with missing teeth, overdentures can be attached to dental implants. Overdentures combine dental implants with dentures to make wearing dentures as natural as possible. They are also known to provide a good bite so patients with overdentures can bite into almost anything without concerns of having their dentures accidentally slipping off. Since overdentures make use of dental implants for support, there is still jaw stimulation to prevent muscle loss that may cause the face to appear sunken.

Natural Looking Dentures

Patients have shared their personal experiences about using the different types of dentures available in the market today. Both fixed dentures and overdentures are more popular amongst patients who are looking for lasting comfort and more naturally-looking dentures. They are also better at preventing both muscle and bone loss which can ensure patients do not look older than they really are. However, if you still prefer to choose removable dentures, talk to our experts at Real Smile to learn about your options. We are always looking for new ways to accommodate the needs of each patient to let you get the most out of your experience with us. Regardless of your current dental condition, there will be a suitable treatment catered to you.

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