Implant Denture versus Relined Dentures
Improved appearance: When teeth are lost, there is ongoing shrinkage of the jawbone, making the face look older in terms of facial structure. Dental implants can slow or stop this process, preserving the underlying jawbone and overlaying facial structures.
Improved comfort: Dental implants can eliminate irritation of the gum tissue and discomfort of the dentures. Implants secure the denture which makes it more comfortable than conventional dentures because there is little movement.
Improved speech: Teeth slip and slide around the mouth with conventional dentures. The facial muscles become tense in attempt to hold the denture in place often resulting in slurred speech or clicking noises. Implant dentures allow you to speak with confidence in a relaxed and natural tone.
Eat Better: The average patient with a denture eats 15-20% less efficiently when compared to a person with natural teeth.
What about a reline denture? Reline denture is when resurfacing of the fitting surface of a denture with a new material ( like a reline of an old tire). The difference between an implant vs a reline is like a Volkwagon vs a Lexus