If you are a good candidate for dental implants, the benefits are numerous. Dental implants may be just the answer for you:
- if you have excessive bone loss,
- the need for excessive adhesives,
- the inability to eat a proper diet, or
- constant sore spots that move from side to side.
What can dental implants do for me?
Many of my patients tell me that dental implants have changed their lives as well as their smiles. When you have one or more teeth to replace, implants are a permanent, secure substitute for your natural teeth. They function as anchors or support for dentures, bridges or crowns. Dental implants are made from biocompatible materials, the same as hip replacements or similar orthopedic devices. More good reasons for selecting dental implants:
- They function like real teeth, allowing you to chew and eat without pain.
- They don’t need adhesives to anchor to your prosthesis.
- They help reduce bone atrophy and maintain your facial structure and tissues.
- Implants let you taste and enjoy food better because you won’t have acrylic covering the roof of your mouth.
Are dental implants successful?
Yes. Dental implant technology has been in use for about twenty-five years. During the last decade, significant improvements have made implant success rates extremely high.
Dental implants have been gaining a lot of attention lately and are extremely popular, and for good reason. The prices have remained relatively stable over the years, but the quality of the actual implants and success rates have risen dramatically. As with anything, experience and technical ability separates the more successful procedures from the less successful ones. Our office has worked with dental implants for dentures extensively since 1985 and this kind of experience comes in crucial when more complex treatments are involved. Every type of denture attachment, bar, and implant system developed over the last 30 years has been seen in our office, and our own in-house implant attachment product reserves contains attachments which are no longer available anywhere else except our office. In most cases this allows us to make a new dentures which will fit over an already existing implant system without having to replace all of the existing dental implants with new ones, which can become quite costly.
Placing a fixed denture (a denture that the patient cannot remove themselves, sometimes misguidedly referred to as a “permanent” denture), or a removable denture (one that the patient can remove themselves) on top of implants is currently the preferred method of choice for retaining a lower or upper denture. There are many types of dental implants on the market today and our office offers implant placement services to our patients. The implant fees vary depending on how many implants are required to sufficiently stabilize the denture or partial, how much bone you have left, and which treatment will best serve you to obtain your desired wants and needs.