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If you currently wear dentures and are experiencing pain, discomfort or difficulties chewing, then dental implants are the best solution for improving your quality of life. Today's high success rate for dental implants and their affordability have made this procedure an extremely popular choice for denture stability and replacement of missing teeth. Implants are now considered a more successful procedure than root canals, fillings and crowns and bridges.

Implant procedures often involve an oral health team approach. Once a treatment plan has been established with our office, a referral to an oral surgeon will determine your candidacy for implants, based on your dental and medical health history. The implants are then placed and they will anchor into the bone. Once the bone has completely healed around the implants, a finished denture is made with matching attachments that will secure to the actual implants. Implant placement is a surgical procedure, which is typically completed in a few hours. During the healing phase, patients may wear their old denture, refitted with temporary soft liners. The number of implants to be placed is determined by you, the denture Specialists and the oral surgeon. There are numerous implant techniques available including same day implant and denture placement.

There are numerous benefits of dental implant procedures. Most importantly improving your quality of life but also boosting your overall self-confidence and appearance. Having a dental implant will prove to be a positive life changing event.

1 - Enhance your overall quality of life with dental implants

The appearance of your smile will be more natural, with dental implant support, and your new teeth will function more like natural teeth. This not only increases comfort, but it also boosts self-confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating. In fact, if dentures or partials are replaced with dental implant supported teeth, the overall boost in quality of life is even more significant thanks to expanded food options, the elimination of messy adhesives, and improved speech, comfort and appearance.

2 - A dental implant can preserve the integrity of facial structures

By preventing the bone shrinkage that would normally occur with the loss of teeth, the facial structures remain intact. This is particularly important when all of the teeth are missing, as the lower one-third of the face collapses if dental implants are not placed to preserve the bone.

3 - Dental implants can lead to better health due to improved nutrition and proper digestion

People with dentures usually have problems eating certain foods, such as fresh vegetables and fruits, which can compromise their nutrition. Additionally, since it is difficult to chew properly with dentures, digestion is often compromised. With a dental implant surgery, you can dramatically boost your food options and overall health at the same time.

4 - Dental implants will ensure that adjacent teeth are not compromised

Tooth replacement with traditional tooth-supported bridges requires grinding down the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth/teeth, so that the bridge can be cemented onto them. This tooth structure can never be replaced and as a result, the long-term health of these teeth is compromised. Partial dentures have clasps that hook onto adjacent teeth, putting pressure on them as the partial rocks back and forth. Eventually these teeth can loosen and come out as a result of this pressure. Replacing missing teeth with dental implant supported crowns/bridges does not involve the adjacent natural teeth, so they are not compromised, or damaged.

5 - A dental implant procedure provides a great sense of security that teeth will not fall out when eating, laughing or sneezing

People who wear dentures often worry that their dentures will fall out when they laugh, sneeze and sometimes even when they eat. Since the bone bonds to a dental implant, replacement dentures have a stable foundation and are securely attached to the dental implants, so there is no fear that the dentures will fall out.

6 - Dental implant supported dentures can improve appearance

Since dental implants preserve bone, this helps prevent the deterioration of facial structures. Collapse of the lower one-third of the face caused by complete tooth loss can be visually corrected and the remaining bone preserved. The appearance of wrinkles around the mouth caused by posterior bite collapse, or complete facial structure collapse is virtually eliminated.

7 - Dental implants restore self-esteem and self-confidence

Many of the people who now enjoy the benefits of dental implant supported dentures state that their self esteem and self confidence have been restored as a result of improved appearance, function, comfort, and health.

8 - Implant dentures can improve your ability to taste foods

Wearing an upper denture can prevent someone from really tasting food, as the roof of the mouth is covered. With dental implant supported dentures, it is not necessary to cover the roof of the mouth, so it is possible to enjoy the taste of foods.