Taking dentures to the next step with dental implants
Reclaim your smile and feel more confident
Denture implants offer another option when it comes to reclaiming your smile and your confidence. Dentures can be kept in place with implants, taking away many concerns about eating and talking and dentures slipping out of place. This is how it works: Implants (or metal tooth roots) are secured into the jaw where they will ultimately fuse with the jaw bone providing a strong and solid foundation for the dentures. The dentures are then secured to the implants. Among the reasons in favor of denture implants is that implants can help preserve the jaw bone from further deterioration, providing a strong foundation for the dentures and ultimately becoming a permanent part of your jaw. Preserving the jaw bone can also improve your facial structure.
If denture implants sound like it might be the right option for you, book a free consultation with us to review all options and make the best decision for your unique needs.
Two Main Types Of Denture Implants
There are two types of denture implants — removable implants and fixed implants. With each option you can choose full dentures or partial dentures.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement dentures. They are placed within your jaw bone and when healed, become a permanent part of your jaw.
How painful is an implant?
There should not be pain during the procedure as you will have been given anesthesia. As the numbness wears off, you will most likely start to feel some discomfort. The amount of pain afterward depends on how involved the procedure is and how many implants were put in.
How long do dental implants last?
Nothing lasts forever. However, with proper care and maintenance, a dental implant can last for more than 20 years. Dental implants are designed to be permanent. Dental implants can support the dental structure and withstand chewing or biting because they are firmly attached to the jawbone.
Are dental implants safe?
Dental implants are a safe, well-established treatment for teeth replacement, much like natural teeth, they will last for as long as you care for them. Contemporary dental implants have been in place for over 30 years. Dental implants are typically made from titanium.