Aging doesn’t mean that you should have fewer options for oral care. In fact, here at South Calgary Denture and Implant Clinic, we believe that our patients should be able to pick from a wide variety of prosthetic solutions. Denture implants are a great alternative to traditional dentures. Slightly different in structure, this option allows our patients a more stable and protective substitute for their natural teeth.
What Are Denture Implants?
A dental implant consists of an artificial root made of titanium. This root is inserted into the jawbone in much the same way the root of a natural tooth might be. Titanium is biocompatible, meaning that it can actually fuse with your bone naturally. Once in, the replacement tooth is attached to the titanium root. The implant acts as an anchor for the prosthetic. A denture implant can replace multiple teeth or just a few, depending on the needs of the patient. This allows implants to be highly customizable.
How Can They Help?
Having denture implants allows wearers to avoid the hassle of removable dentures. Patients are provided with long-term stability for their bite, while their new prosthetics work to reduce further bone loss in their jaw. In addition to these benefits, denture implants don’t restrict a patient’s ability to chew and taste a wide range of foods. This is because traditional dentures often cover the palate, therefore eliminating a person’s ability to taste certain foods. Dentures over implants are horseshoe shaped, leaving the palate wide open to taste your favourite foods.
Am I Eligible for Denture Implants?
You may be suited for denture implants and not even know it! If you are in good general health and have healthy gums, implants may be an option for you. Even if your jaw has shrunk, it may be possible to have a bone graft done to build up the bone there. Whether you need a few fixed replacement teeth or an entire denture set, don’t pass by without considering denture implants.
With dental implants, your biting force can be restored closest to the biting force you had with your natural teeth. Having a great smile can improve all areas of your life, and denture implants are one way to gain that grin back. Give us a call today at 403-254-5000 for a consultation, and let’s get you smiling!