August 26, 2019

Advantages of Dental Implants over Dentures

It is rightly quoted that, “Behind every smile there is teeth.” However, some people end up losing their teeth because of ageing or accident, so how do they end up having that gorgeous smile without teeth? The truth is,in such cases, people opt for dental surgeries. A dentist may recommend you to get a dental implant or denture depending on your oral health. Dr Sanjay Kalra, multispeciality dental clinic in the Tricity of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali has come forward to educate you about dentures and dental implants and advantages of dental implants.


A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of denture, namely, complete dentures and partial dentures.

Dental Implants

Dental implants replace all or some of the missing teeth. They are made of a titanium post and are surgically placed into the jaws. After healing, implants directly integrate with the jaw bone. There are two types of dental implants which are safe to use namely, Endosteal implants and Subperiosteal implants.

Advantages of dental implants

  • Comfort

Removable teeth or dentures cause a lot of discomfort to the patient. However, that is not the case with dental implants. Dental implants directly integrate with the bone which makes it very comfortable and becomes a part of your body.

  • Makes Eating Easier

Dentures make it difficult to chew some foods and sometimes causes pain while chewing. Research shows, the chewing efficieny of complete dentures is only 10% as compared to the chewing efficiency generated by a dental implant supported bridge. Dental implants eliminate this problem as they are fixed teeth, they don’t cause any discomfort in chewing any food.

  • Better Oral Hygiene

Getting a dental implant doesn’t need any kind of alteration in the supporting teeth as is the case of dentures. This allows easier access between the teeth which results in better oral hygiene.

  • Durable 

    As compared to dentures, dental implants are much more durable. If handled with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. The crown or the superstructure might need to be changed over a period of time

  • Convenient

Dental implants save you the embarrassment and inconvenience of removing dentures and messy adhesive as they are surgically placed into your jaw bone.

Dental implants are nowadays preferred over dentures as they are more stable, preserve bone and don’t cause irritation. Dr Sanjay Kalra, the best implantologist in Chandigarh highlights the fact that dental implants have a success rate of up to 98% across the world.

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