Denture implants keep your dentures firmly in place
Speak, eat and smile with an extra layer of confidence
Denture implants – also known as dental implants – are the modern way to hold your dentures firmly in place. Whether you have full or complete dentures or partial dentures, denture implants can make them more comfortable and ensure that there is no shifting while eating, speaking and smiling.
Dental implants are ideal for denture wearers who:
- Have lost one or more natural teeth and have gaps
- Have concerns about wearing traditional dentures
- Are uncomfortable chewing or speaking with traditional dentures
- Are concerned about shrinkage of the gums and jawbone
What is a denture implant?
A denture implant is an artificial tooth root. It looks like a small screw, and is made of surgical titanium – a type of metal that the body easily accepts. The implant is placed below the gum directly into the jawbone, where it eventually bonds with the bone and serves as strong, secure anchor for either fixed (permanent) or removable dentures on implants.
Wondering if denture implants make sense for you?
At the Wellington Street Denture Clinic, we’ve been providing denture implants to our patients since 2002. Whether you are missing a few teeth or require a complete set of dentures, we have an implant solution for you. Talk to us today.
How denture implants help with tooth loss
Not only does tooth loss affect your smile and speech, and make it difficult to eat – it also creates problems with the foundational structure of your mouth. The loss of roots from your natural teeth causes the jawbone and gum tissue to shrink. This loss of natural bone and tissue can actually change your appearance, and contribute to misalignment of your teeth, further tooth loss and oral disease. It also means that denture wearers will require ongoing adjustment and replacement of conventional dentures.
One of the many benefits of denture implants is that they act as root replacements to help maintain your jawbone structure, keep your teeth in line, give you a stronger bite and promote better long-term oral health.
The declining bite
Dental experts estimate that the bite power of a completely endentulous (toothless) patient goes down from about 500 PSI (pounds per square inch) to approximately 100 – 150 PSI.
This decline in bite power is due primarily to the fact that conventional dentures are not anchored into the jawbone and rely on suction to hold them in place, which can limit the type of food one can eat and hamper one’s quality of life.
Questions about denture Implants
Receiving dental implants is a surgical procedure performed by a dental surgeon. Like any type of surgery, you will be given anesthesia so you feel no pain during the procedure. As the numbness wears off, you will most likely start to feel some discomfort. The amount of pain afterwards depends on how involved the procedure is and how many implants were required.
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for more than 20 years. They are designed to be permanent supports that withstand constant chewing/biting because they are firmly attached to the jawbone.
Yes. Denture implants are a safe, well-established treatment for tooth replacement. Contemporary dental implants have been used for over 30 years. Typically made from titanium – a metal that is biocompatible with the human body, denture implants are the only restorative method that stimulates the natural bone under the missing tooth. In most cases dental implants have up to a 98% success rate.
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