Traditional Dentures vs Implant-Supported Dentures

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo helps distinguish between implant-supported and traditional dentures for enhanced comfort and functionality in the following video.

The key difference between an implant-supported denture and a traditional denture lies in stability, comfort, and overall impact on oral health and functionality.

Traditional Denture:
– Mobility: Traditional dentures can move around in the mouth, which may cause discomfort and require adjustments over time.
– Adhesive Use: Often, adhesives are needed to keep traditional dentures in place, which can be inconvenient and messy.
– Gum Irritation: Because they rest directly on the gums, traditional dentures can rub against the gum tissue, leading to irritation and soreness.
– Impact on Taste: Covering the roof of the mouth can decrease taste sensation, affecting the enjoyment of food.
– Cost: Traditional dentures are generally less expensive upfront, making them a more accessible option for some patients.

Implant-Supported Denture:
– Stability: Thanks to the implants, these dentures are securely anchored in place, eliminating movement within the mouth.
– No Need for Adhesive: Implants provide enough support, so adhesives are not required, simplifying daily routines.
– Reduced Gum Problems: As they are supported by implants rather than resting on the gums, implant-supported dentures typically result in fewer gum issues.
– Cost Consideration: While more expensive than traditional dentures, the investment reflects their superior comfort, function, and durability.

Implant-supported dentures represent a significant advancement in dental prosthetics, offering a solution that closely mimics natural teeth in terms of stability and comfort. The benefits of choosing implant-supported over traditional dentures are clear, especially regarding long-term oral health, functionality, and overall quality of life.

We encourage anyone considering dentures to come in for a free consultation. During this consultation, we can discuss your specific needs and preferences, and explore how implant-supported dentures could enhance your daily life. Making an informed decision is crucial, and we’re here to provide the information and support you need to choose the best option for your dental health.


Meet Dr. Amelia Aristodemo

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1992 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1997. She provides all your basic dental care needs plus offers Orthodontics, lnvisalign, Dental Implants, Opalescence Teeth Whitening and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Aristodemo believes excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan. Communication and long-term relationships are important to her. Let her know what is on your mind and ask questions.

She will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. She is a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to the belief that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

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