Dental Implant: Permanent Dentures Replacement
Replacing Dentures with Dental Implants
In the past, people missing all their teeth were limited to two options: bare gums or dentures. However, both options have numerous disadvantages. Bare gums result in a collapsed face, extreme difficulty eating and speaking, physical changes that make a person look up to 20 years older, lessened quality of life issues, and low self-esteem. The disadvantages of dentures are also abundant, and include the following:
- Dentures are uncomfortable and do not look natural
- Denture wearers have limited taste sensation
- Those with dentures often suffer from bad breath
- Dentures must be removed during most hospital visits and medical appointments
- People with dentures have to be very careful what they eat, and can rarely eat foods that are crunchy or chewy
- Result in self-consciousness during social gatherings
Watch this short video to learn about replacing dentures with dental implants:
Advantages of Dental Implants over Dentures
Dental implants are the modern alternative to dentures. By replacing your dentures with dental implants, you can finally have a permanent solution to your missing teeth.
Dental implants are far superior to bare gums or dentures for numerous reasons:
- Re-establishes lost lip support and therefore minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, marionette lines, or a witches’ chin
- Preserves the remaining bone and maintains the integrity of the facial structure
- Eliminates the need for messy adhesives
- Eliminates pain caused by ill-fitting dentures
- Helps restore natural chewing capacity because of increased stability
- Maintains mouth function, including the roof of the mouth, you can taste food properly and feel the difference between hot and cold
- Allows you to eat what you want, when you want, where you want
Dental implants are used to attach a removable denture to your jaw via attachments called locaters. These implant-supported dentures are a major improvement in fit and function over traditional dentures and result in an increased biting force. Dental implants form the natural tooth root system needed to strengthen and improve the force of a bite. As a result, dental implant patients can eat a wider variety of foods, which leads to healthier diets, more confident smiles, and an improved quality of life.
Stabilize Your Denture with Dental Implants
For those with dentures who want a more permanent option but aren’t looking to replace the dentures completely, stabilizing your denture with dental implants may be a great option.
Benefits of Overdentures
If you have conventional dentures but aren’t wearing them because they are ill-fitting or slip around in your mouth, consider implant-supported dentures. As few as two dental implants will stabilize your conventional dentures so you can go about your daily life with greater confidence.
Benefits of an implant-supported overdenture:
- Can attach to as few as two implants per jaw
- Removable for easy care
- Structured to give full implant-supported function
- Restores quality of life in a cost-effective and timely manner
- Preserves the bone and prevents further deterioration of the facial structure
- Prevents health problems that would normally occur with complete tooth loss
Cost of Replacing Dentures with Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants is determined by your individual case; some cases are more straight forward while others require extractions and/or bone grafting to prepare for the implant placement, which impacts the final cost. Another factor that determines the cost of dental implants is your insurance coverage. Dental insurance covers implants at different levels, and we may be able to offer additional savings through CarePlus supplemental insurance.
Overall, it’s important to remember that dental implants are an investment in your future: they will improve your overall oral health, your quality of life, and your confidence for years to come.