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Is there an alternative to dentures?

I am a 72 year old female. I wear dentures but don't like the way they look. Is there an alternative to dentures?

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A good pair of dentures can restore all esthetic function as long as you have enough bone support. As long as you have bone and financial support, you can upgrade them with implants for a better treatment option.
Yes. There is another option implants and over dentures
Yes,There is solution, Implants over Denture or as Bridge but this option expensive.
Implants can be a great alternative to dentures. 4 - 6 implants can usually support all a fixed "denture" that does not move and stays in place. Talk to your dentist about this option
There are basically two forms of tooth replacement, fixed and removable. A removable denture may be a complete denture where there are no remaining natural teeth or a removable partial denture. A fixed denture often called bridgework is anchored to natural teeth or implants. Generally a fixed appliance is more attractive than a removable appliance.
If you are unhappy with your current dentures, implant hybrid dentures may be your answer. Hybrids though significantly more expensive than traditional dentures are most like real teeth in both function and appearance.
The best esthetic outcome would be an implant supported fixed bridge. Besides the esthetics, the true benefit is that it would not be removable.
The only alternative is implants. The most cost effective way is to place 4 to 6 implants per arch and possibly retrofit your dentures to snap into the implants, we may have to remake your dentures to work with the implants. This prevents movement while you are eating and speaking. The other option is to place 6 or 7 implants per arch and place bridges. Bridges are crowns molded together. They look more natural than dentures, don't move, and you don't have to remove the bridges to clean them or use adhesive to hold them in place.
First of all, dentures should be able to be made very esthetic if the dentist takes the time to work with you. The only alternative is to use dental implants so the teeth are more stable or, if enough implants are placed, a removable restoration can be eliminated. However, the esthetic outcome is still dependent on the dentist's work with the patient to achieve your desired outcome.
If you don’t like the way the dentures look, you can always get a new set nicely made - preferably by a Prosthodontist.

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Dr. Narkhede

Yes, you can get fixed teeth on implants. You need to see an implant dentist to see if you are a candidate for fixed teeth on dental implants. Most implant dentists offer free X-rays and consultation.
When it comes to dentures, ask your dentist for options. There are different types of teeth ranging from standard acrylic teeth to ceramic teeth. Then there is gingival characterization or the denture borders. At the end of the day, the cost of the more cosmetic options may increase the cost of your prosthesis. The ideal treatment would be what they call an implant supported dental prosthesis that only covers the ridge and is fully fabricated by layered porcelain, oftentimes layered to a base high noble metal. This option per arch can range anywhere from $15,000-$40,000 depending on location and interim treatment options.
You can get Implants supported dentures or fixed implant teeth