Explaining the Difference between Traditional Dentures and Implant Dentures

Explaining the Difference between Traditional Dentures and Implant Dentures

Dentures offer a fantastic solution for replacing the teeth and allowing your patient to feel confident with their smile. For some people, implant dentures may be a better option than traditional dentures. Here’s how to explain the difference between the two to your patients.

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Identifying the Issue

For many people, getting dentures can be a stressful, strange and even embarrassing experience; dentures require a few considerable changes to be made to the individual’s lifestyle and diet, and the process can be a bit tricky if approached without any knowledge.

It certainly does not have to be this way for your patients; identifying where there is a need for better communication and taking action can make a world of difference for your patients and can prevent miscommunication or dissatisfaction as treatment is carried out.

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Understanding the Difference

Traditional implants are designed to rest on the patient’s gums and provide a solution that allows the smile line to be filled while providing a functional tool for chewing food. In most cases, the patient will need to apply some sort of dental adhesive to ensure that the denture will remain in place throughout the day.

Implant dentures are designed to be clipped securely on top of a minimum of four implants, which are placed directly into the bone in order to provide a strong anchor for the prosthetic device. Because the device snaps into place, they do not require adhesive and face no risk of coming out of place in the mouth.

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It’s important to ensure that your patient understands the following:

  • Implants prevent bone recession
  • Implant dentures will not slip or move in the mouth
  • Candidacy for implants is dependent on present bone structure
  • Traditional dentures are typically much less expensive
  • Implants are not typically covered by insurance, but dentures may be covered.

Making sure that your patient understands the pro’s and con’s of each treatment option is an important part of helping them choose the best option for them.

How Can DentiCalc Help?

DentiCalc was designed to provide an intelligent and cutting-edge supplementation to treatment plan presentation.

Simply download the program to your mobile device or tablet and immediately gain access to a massive selection of informative dental videos, diagrams, and animations that will help provide your patients with the visual cues they need to fully understand the information that is being presented to them.

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Visual cues can be extremely helpful for processing information; it can help put a solid image in your patient’s head and help them see exactly what will happen during and after treatment.

For presenting the differences between traditional and implant dentures, you can easily use DentiCalc to show your patient each step of treatment and what the end results will look like. In seconds, you can provide invaluable visual cues to accompany the treatment plan that will make a massive impact on your patient.

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From this point, you’ll be able to easily move forward with the treatment that your patient is most comfortable with!

Download the app today and empower every consultation with professionalism, expertise, and confidence.

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