Missing teeth not only affects your appearance but also impacts your oral health. It affects the healthy teeth that are present on either side of your mouth. Dentures and dental implants are popular options having both pros and cons for each. Get in touch with our staff for more details.
Dentures or Dental Implants?
Modern dentures are designed to look and feel as close as possible to natural teeth. Dentures can be worn by people of all ages. They help you chew and speak normally and also support your cheeks and lips. Dentures may be the ideal choice for people whose gums and jaws are unhealthy and weak. Dentures are a set of false teeth that fit over the gums or clip into existing teeth. Dentures can also have a gum-coloured acrylic base that can be matched to your actual gums to look as natural as possible.
On the other hand, dental implants are long-term replacement teeth implanted surgically into the jawbone. Implants are an excellent choice for people who have several missing teeth and whose gums and jaw are healthy. Dental implants act like artificial tooth roots and are made from titanium metal. These metal posts are inserted underneath the gums and attached right into the jaw bone. Dental implants act as a permanent foundation for the artificial teeth.
Pros of Dentures
Dentures can be fitted sooner after an extraction
No surgery is required for removable dentures. Quick and painless
Dentures are more affordable than the alternative, especially if you need replacement
Removable or fixed options available for patients
Covered by most dental insurance plans
Restores the youthful look on your face by supporting cheeks and lips
Cons of Dentures
Over time, due to bone loss in the jaw, dentures might become loose and not fit properly
Dentures may slip and can irritate your gums
Even though dentures may replace your missing teeth, your jaw may still be at risk
Dentures may require reshaping or replacement periodically
Dentures need to be removed and cleaned thoroughly every day
Food chunks may get caught under dentures
Patients with dentures have to avoid certain foods
Pros of Dental Implants
Dental implants can be permanent if proper care is taken. They can even last for the rest of your life
Implants promote bone growth as they take the pressure of chewing and biting
No dietary restrictions imposed on patients with implants
Require no specialized care. They can be cleaned easily with brushing and flossing just like your natural teeth
Natural appearance and feeling
Dental implants usually restore the natural look of your face by supporting your lips and cheeks
Cons of Dental Implants
Dental implants are usually more expensive than dentures
Implants require oral surgery and have post-operative discomfort
Prolonged healing time (3-6 months)
Implants are considered cosmetic and are not always covered by insurance companies
Dental implants are definitely a better long-term investment, compared to dentures. They are a permanent solution to tooth loss and they also look and feel like normal teeth. Get in touch with us for more information regarding implants or dentures. We offer complimentary consultations as well. Call us now.
Implant Dentures in Calgary
Mayfair Boviz Denture Clinic offers implant dentures in Calgary. Dentures over implants are long lasting and are designed to integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep your teeth intact. Get in touch with us for more details.
Secure Your Smile with Implant Dentures in Calgary
Some people find that regular dentures don't feel comfortable or secure enough, and they worry that they have no way to solve these problems. If you've found yourself in this situation, you do have a reliable and lasting option. Supplement your current dental prosthetic with implant dentures from our Calgary clinic.
Implants give your full or partial dentures a secure foundation. They anchor directly into your jawbone via titanium screws, functioning more or less the same way as natural tooth roots. Once your dentist has installed the implants and they’ve healed, you can pair them with one of the following three denture options.
Choose Your Preferred Implant Denture Option
Removable Implant Overdentures
If you choose this option, your dentist installs two or more implants and creates removable dentures to fit over them. The implants allow you to chew a variety of foods without the fear of dislodging your dentures. And because you only need a few implants, this option can often work even for tight budgets.
Removable Overdentures with an Implant Bar
An implant bar gives you even more security than standalone implants. The bar still fixes directly to your jawbone via implants, but it gives your dentures a steadier affixing surface. You won't need to use adhesives to keep your dentures in place.
Fixed Implant Bridges
This option gives you enhanced durability. Natural-looking replacement teeth sit atop four or more dental implants. The increased number of implants means that your jaw receives more support, which should reduce your risk for bone deterioration. Implant bridges also give you solid chewing function and maintain your taste sensation.
If you would like more information about implant dentures in Calgary, get in touch Mayfair Boviz Denture Clinic for more details. We'll help you become better acquainted with these options so you can make an informed decision.