Most people who have conventional dentures find them to be less than ideal. There are many potential problems with dentures, but among the most commonly reported complaints are food that gets under the denture and an unattractive appearance of the dentures.  Fortunately, these and other complaints about dentures can be corrected with dental implants.

A recent study of dental implants shows the areas where you will likely experience the most improvement.

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People with dentures tend to be unhappy with the appearance of them. Dentures–both complete and partial dentures–can have many appearance problems because of the way they fit over your gums and around your teeth, making them much more conspicuous. Dental implants, on the other hand, go right into your natural gums, and restorations placed on the dental implants are much less bulky and visible, even if they’re removable restorations.

This helps your implants to look more like natural teeth and blend in better with your natural teeth.


If you are aware that your dentures are not as attractive as you would like them to be, you will likely develop a self-consciousness about it. This can interfere with many common social situations, resulting in an unwillingness to smile, talk, or otherwise enjoy a social occasion.

With dental implants, you will always feel comfortable and confident about the appearance of your smile restoration.

Denture Fit and Function

If you’re used to wearing conventional dentures, you may have resigned yourself to the fact that dentures just fit badly and function poorly, but this doesn’t have to be the case. With dental implants, your dentures can fit perfectly and stay in place no matter what. This means they’ll feel more comfortable, and you’ll be able to eat a wider range of foods–and not worry that food is going to end up stuck under your dentures.

Is It Time to Upgrade to Implants?

Are you tired of just accepting the limitations of dentures? It’s time to do something about them. To learn more about dental implants in Orange County, please call (949) 551-5902 for an appointment with an implant dentist at Rice Dentistry in Irvine.