Dentures vs. Implants – The Facts
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Full and partial dentures actually contribute to bone loss, altering a person’s facial structure and creating an aged appearance. Bone loss is inevitable for a patient wearing dentures because there are no tooth roots in the bone.
When tooth roots are in place, the jawbone is in a constant state of remodeling, which simply means that while some bone cells are being destroyed, new ones are being made. If there are no tooth roots, there is nothing triggering the process of remodeling in the bone, and it begins to shrink.
Implants act just like tooth roots in the bone, stimulating the remodeling process and preventing the loss of jaw structure that occurs in patients wearing dentures, adding 10 or more years to their face.