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What are the benefits of permanent dentures?

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Permanent dentures can help to stabilize the teeth better and provide a higher level of confidence in people than in those who wear traditional dentures, according to DentalCareMatters. Permanent dentures are also known as false teeth that are held in place using implants.

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While this solution is not technically permanent, by drilling and placing titanium screws in the jaw bone, the dentures remain securely in place while not permanently fixed in the mouth, according to DentalCareMatters. This can make the dentures easier to wear and assist in performing everyday functions, such as eating. For people with worn-down jar ridges who have problems wearing traditional dentures, permanent dentures can allow for much more natural eating and speaking.

The actual dentures continue to require replacement as they become worn down, according to DentalCareMatters; however, the screws to which the dentures are attached are permanent and, in most cases, last a lifetime when the patient cares for them properly. A disadvantage of this treatment is that a series of lengthy dentist appointments is necessary, and there is up to a six-month wait between the screws being placed and the dentures being fitted. Cost can also be a deterrent for this procedure depending on how many teeth need to be replaced.

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