Dentures are an ancient tooth replacement option, and for many people, they feel that way. They feel like a relic of ancient technology. When you compare the technology of your phone against that of traditional dentures, it’s hard not to feel something like culture shock that these two objects might exist at the same time, might both be considered current technologies.
Your phone is capable of doing so many things and it works so well. Your dentures, on the other hand, have just one job, and they do it so poorly.
But here’s the good news: dentures aren’t state-of-the-art anymore. There is a more advanced replacement option for your teeth. Dental implants are the modern approach to tooth replacement. And most people can take advantage of this amazing technology to get rid of dentures forever.
How Are Implants Better?
If you’re considering replacing dentures with implants, you want to know how they are better than dentures. Just consider that dental implants:
- Always stay in place
- Don’t put pressure on your gums
- Let you bite and chew foods normally
- Help you speak clearly
- Can look just like natural teeth
- Can last a lifetime
Some well-made dentures can fool others into thinking you have natural teeth. Dental implants can sometimes fool you into thinking you have natural teeth! They are that natural!
From Partial Dentures to Implants
Partial dentures are often the most annoying tooth replacement to deal with. They are loose, don’t help you to chew, and can be uncomfortable. They are also easily replaced with dental implants.
Dental implants can be placed wherever you are missing a tooth. Sometimes, if you’re missing multiple teeth together, we might make a dental bridge that’s fixed to two or more implants.
From Full Dentures to Implants
Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth, instead of just a few teeth. Full dentures can either be replaced with dental implants or modified to work with dental implants. Which is best for you depends on your goals and your other limitations, such as how much bone you have in your jaw.
We can use a small number of dental implants to secure dentures in your mouth. They still rest on your gums, but they won’t come out when you talk, laugh, cough, or sneeze.
Or we can give you dentures that are fully supported by your dental implants. These dentures don’t just stay in your mouth, they restore your full bite strength so you can bite and chew normally. These implant-supported dentures can be removable, or we can make it so they stay in your mouth and are only removed by us at your appointment.
Let Us Help You
If you’re unhappy with your dentures, you don’t have to just suffer through. You have options. Dental implants can help you enjoy your life more. They can give you back a beautiful smile that functions as it should.