Tooth loss is common, and it isn’t always because of bad dental habits or age. Sometimes accidents can happen, or maybe you were born with teeth that are more susceptible to damage.
While dentures are an excellent option for some people, others may want something more secure. Denture implants are perfect for those who want a more secure feeling in their mouth.
There are many options for dental implants in Calgary.
What are denture implants?
Denture implants are the foundation for your dentures. Our dentist will put in a metal base or frame where your teeth used to be to keep dentures in place. Not only will it keep your denture in place, but it will also keep your bones from disappearing too quickly.
Once a tooth is gone, the alveolar bone in your jaw, which supports the tooth, disappears. Meaning, that it can affect the entire look and structure of your face, which can lead to issues with your jaw, joints, and muscles if too many teeth are gone.
It can also affect how you chew because your other teeth are going to move around.
Different types of implant dentures
There are two main types of implant dentures, removable and fixed. Both can be full or partial dentures, and they have their own subtypes.
Removable Denture Implants
One option is an implant-retained overdenture. These have two or more implants plus a removable one. It’s an upgrade from a typical denture, and they offer more support too. Though be warned, with this kind of denture, you can get sore spots more easily.
Another option is implant-supported overdenture. You put the replacement on four dental implants. Though you need to be careful, if you only get four implants and one of them stops working, it can throw the whole implant off balance.
Fixed Dental Implants
Implant-supported bridges are another great option because it will be the most natural replacement out of all others.
Even if your implant doesn’t work for some reason, a replacement will work fine. Once a bridge is put in your mouth, your teeth will stop moving.
Pros of Implant Dentures
Using these implants will feel more natural than having a regular denture in your mouth. There won’t be any moving or chewing difficulty, you take care of them like you would regular teeth, and there aren’t any clicking noises.
Since they feel so natural, you will have more self-esteem to talk and smile as you did with your natural teeth. It will improve your overall quality of life.
Cons of Implant-Supported Dentures
Dental implants can be quite an investment, not only of money but time as well. Most dental insurances don’t cover implants in full, and they can cost a lot of money, especially if you need to work on more than one tooth.
There are many steps involved. First, you have to wait for the implant to fuse with your jawbone, a process called osseointegration, which can take up to six months before your denture is even put in.
You’ll need someone you trust to work on your dental implants. Nosehill Dental has treated countless of denture implants cases and have multiple dentists that can perform this treatment.
Look and feel natural with Calgary dentures
While they are an investment, dental implants are the best way to feel like you still have your original teeth and not have to worry about them slipping all the time.
Ready to feel, look, and eat better with dentures? Schedule a consultation with us on how we can improve your denture situation! We can answer any questions you may have.