More people than you might think are dealing with missing teeth, either from gum disease, accidents or tooth decay. Chances are, if you’ve spoken to your dentist about what your options are, they’ve explained dentures to you—and perhaps even fitted you for them. But did you know there is another, more permanent option available? Snap on dentures are a great way route if you’re living with a few or a lot of missing teeth. But how are they different from traditional dentures, and what benefits can they offer you? Well, we’re glad you asked, because in this post, we’re going to delve a little deeper into:
If you’ve been doing your research to learn a little bit more about denture implants, you’ve probably come across a lot of information about dental implants in general. Chances are, you know by now that dental implants are some of the most stable, effective and long lasting ways to help you fill the gaps where your missing teeth are. Designed to act and look like your natural teeth, dental implants are a game changer for many people who are dealing with problems with their chewing, speaking and smiling — not to mention the bone loss that comes from missing teeth.
What may be hanging you up is that many dental implants are used to fill in one tooth, using the titanium implant, abutment and crown to replace the entire missing tooth. What if you have more than a few teeth missing, or you need your whole upper or lower set of teeth done? Not to worry, because there is an implant procedure specifically designed for those concerns, and it’s called denture implants. With this procedure, you won’t have to get each and every tooth done one at a time, as that would not be feasible, but instead you will have an entire set (or whatever number of teeth your situation calls for) implanted and secured.
Implant dentures are still designed to replace your missing teeth. They just do it in a more comfortable and long lasting way. Depending on your needs, your dentist will insert anywhere from two to eight implant “anchors” which will then need time to heal and fuse to your bone. While you’re waiting for this to happen, they will cap them with a set of temporary crowns. Then, you will return and your set of dentures will be attached to the denture implants. Depending on how many teeth you need replaced, this could be all your teeth, or it could be your a partial lower or upper jaw.
There is also another procedure that utilizes denture implants called fixed full arch which follows the same procedure of placing the implants into your bone, and placing the dentures on them in the same day. Depending on your needs, your dentist will help you decide which one is right for you and create a customized solution that fills in the space left behind by missing teeth—and give you back the ability to chew, speak and smile with confidence.
If you’ve been dealing with conventional dentures, chances are you’re probably fed up with them — even if they fit well. Regular dentures can slide around and become displaced, which is inconvenient and at times can be painful when they rub against your gums. If you’re missing teeth, you probably thought that they were your only option. Well, thankfully they are not, because now you can get something more permanent—denture implants. So, what are some of the benefits of having denture implants?
If you’re ready to give up traditional dentures and make the switch to stable, long-lasting, and comfortable denture implants, make sure to schedule a time to speak with your dentist. The price of full denture implants will vary depending on where you are, and the amount of work you need completed for your particular dental situation.
We hope you now know a little bit more about denture implants, and whether or not they’re a good option for you. Let your dentist know if you’re ready to make the switch.