Are you dealing with missing teeth? Believe it or not, tooth loss is quite common, and not just in the elderly. Fortunately, there are plenty of solutions on the market to restore your confidence in your smile and help you eat and talk comfortably again.
If you are considering getting denture implants, here’s everything you need to know to find out if they are the right solution for you!
What Are Denture Implants?
A denture implant is an artificial tooth root, usually made of titanium, anchored into the jawbone in the missing tooth space. The implant is then left to fuse with the jawbone before a permanent replacement tooth is placed over it. The fusion process can take up to six months.
You can also have a fixed denture implant where the procedure described above is applied on a grander scale, and you are replacing all of your upper or lower teeth or both. Titanium implants are positioned along the gum line to provide maximum support, and a full set of teeth is then anchored to them.
How Do Denture Implants Compare With Other Denture Solutions?
If you are looking for a solution for your missing teeth, you’re probably also considering other options, such as a dental bridge or partial dentures. Each procedure comes with its benefits and drawbacks. Whether it’s suitable for you highly depends on the condition of your remaining teeth and your overall oral health.
Some significant advantages of denture implants include:
- Longevity– denture implants can last up to 40 years and only require regular brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth.
- Feeling- they are extremely strong, stable and have the look and feel of natural teeth.
- Speech & eating– unlike dentures, which can feel fake and obstructive, you’ll be able to talk and eat as usual (no food limitations!) with little to no getting used to.
- Cost-effective– although denture implants have higher upfront costs, they provide better value in the long run.
Am I A Good Candidate For Denture Implants?
To be eligible for a denture implant, you should be in good health, have healthy gums and enough bone in the jaw to support the implant. Some factors that could affect your eligibility are:
- Insufficient bone in the area.
- Presence of gum disease, you may need extra treatments to qualify.
- If you smoke– smokers will need to quit as smoking correlates to a higher rate of implant failure.
To find out whether you are a good dental implant candidate, consult with one of our denturists at Accent Denture Services Mississauga today! Our team of licensed and experienced denturists is here to work with you to find the best denture option for you.