Dentures: Benefits and Drawbacks

Although dentures provide a cost-effective means of restoring facial aesthetics and function, dentures come with several drawbacks. They are prone to coming loose and slipping, and they may cause pain and speech problems for some patients.   

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What are Some of the Disadvantages of Dentures?

  • Dentures can fit poorly or become loose, leading to pain, difficulty eating, or slippage.
  • Dentures can be noticeable, rather than appearing natural. 
  • Dentures need to be replaced about every seven to ten years.
  • Dentures cannot help you avoid bone loss in the jaw.
  • With partial dentures, there is the potential to weaken adjacent natural teeth providing support. 
  • Certain foods must be avoided when wearing dentures, limiting your enjoyment of snacks such as corn, apples, or sticky foods. 

It is important to weigh out the drawbacks of dentures when considering how to resolve missing teeth. We invite you to meet with us for a private consultation to discuss your options for restoring an attractive, inviting smile.

Why Choose SmileRenu by Dr. David Crumpton?

If you're looking for an alternative to loose or painful dentures, such as All-on-X, total mouth rehabilitation, or an implant-supported prosthesis, SmileRenu offers state-of-the-art treatments and care. We are committed to staying at the leading edge of groundbreaking advancements in the field of dental arts and providing access to world-class technology and techniques.

In addition to our skills and technology, we provide an atmosphere of respect and compassion. When you choose SmileRenu, you will be treated at a practice that prioritizes people over profits. It is our mission to make sure that families in our area have access to the best treatments available worldwide while getting great value in return. We look forward to working with you to restore your smile – and your confidence.

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Alternatives to Conventional Dentures


All-on-X implants may be an ideal solution if you struggle with loose or painful dentures. All-on-X involves four strategically placed dental implants per arch to provide stability to the denture and keep it secure, enhancing aesthetics, comfort, and functionality. Because, unlike traditional dentures, All-on-X implants stay firmly planted in the jawbone rather than being removable, you can enjoy your favorite foods and speak with confidence, optimizing your quality of life.

Removable Implant Dentures

Removable implant-supported dentures offer a more secure and durable solution than traditional denture adhesives. A metal bar is placed above the pre-installed dental implants in the jawbone, with denture snaps that click onto the bar for quick and easy removal with optimal stability. As a result, removable implant-supported dentures provide an improved fit when compared to regular dentures and help maintain optimal oral health. Additionally, unlike bridges or complete sets of replacement teeth, removable implant-supported dentures are designed to be cleaned daily.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant-retained dentures are an advanced form of dental prosthetics that provide a secure, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement solution. Implant-retained dentures use specially designed titanium implants strategically placed in the jawbone to support a custom-made denture. These implants are typically placed in each arch of the mouth, with other implant placements being dependent on the individual’s clinical circumstances. 
An added advantage of this type of treatment is that it helps preserve the residual jawbone and prevents resorption from taking place. By securely anchoring the denture in place, implant-retained dentures dramatically improve patients' ability to chew and smile with confidence. Professional oral hygiene care combined with regular checkups is essential for achieving a positive outcome long term.

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