What Are Dental Implants?
Implant supported dentures stay in place by a few small implants that are embedded directly into your jawbone. The implants are constructed of titanium metal, making them extremely strong and durable. Unlike removable dentures, implant-supported dentures won't move around or become loose. You can feel confident speaking, chewing and smiling.
Why Get Dental Implants?
Implants are ideal because they offer superior support and stability for your dentures. Compared to full dentures which utilize a ball or bar attachment to be kept in place, implants hold the dentures securely in place and prevent them from shifting or moving around.
Conventional dentures rely on your gum tissue to stay in place which can cause irritation and discomfort. However, because implant-supported dentures use implants to stay in place, they are much more comfortable to wear and won’t cause irritation.
Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
The best candidates for implant-supported dentures are people with plenty of healthy jaw bone tissue. This is important because you have to have enough bone tissue to support the implant and keep it in place. Dan Mihajlov DD will perform a comprehensive examination to ensure you’re a proper candidate, which includes using X-rays and impressions to determine the appropriate option for your case.
Advantages Of Dental Implants
While removable dentures remain the most popular method to restore missing teeth, they do have a number of downsides. Besides becoming loose or slipping out, they can also lose their shape and fit poorly overtime.
In comparison, dental implants are made of titanium steel which makes them durable, stable, and strong. Once they are placed, they won’t become loose or fall out. The implants anchor the replacement teeth in place and allow you to speak and chew with complete confidence. Implants offer a variety of benefits including:
Once implants are imbedded into the jawbone, the stay firmly in place. Unlike dentures, they don’t rely on the gum tissues and are completely independent. Implants act and function just like a natural tooth.
Many patients rely on denture adhesives to keep their dentures in place which can become quite messy. However, patients with dental implants can feel confident that their implants won’t slip or fall out. Because they are imbedded into your tooth’s root, they stay firmly in place.
Implants don’t need to rely on your gum tissues to stay in place, making them extremely comfortable. This eliminates sore spots and irritation that denture wearers commonly face.
One of the common issue denture wearers face is that the jawbone tissue gradually shrinks, causing the dentures to fit poorly overtime. However, because implants are placed into the tooth’s root, they maintain your jawbone’s overall structure while also stimulating bone growth.
Because dentures aren’t anchored down, they can become loose or slip out while chewing. Implants allow you to chew with confidence without worrying if they’ll become loose or slip out.
Because dentures cover the entire roof of your mouth, food becomes less tasty and you won’t be able to enjoy your foods as much. Implants only cover a tiny area of your jaw's tissue and allow you to fully enjoy your meals.
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
Removable dentures can move around or slip out, making it difficult to pronounce certain words. However, implants allow you to speak with clarity and full confidence.
Because implants enhance your chewing ability, you can chew your food more effectively, allowing foods to be more easily digested. Implants also allow you eat a wider variety of foods, ensuring that you maintain a well-balanced diet.
Removable dentures can be lost or misplaced. However, once the implant is placed, they stay for good.