According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, statistics show that in the United States almost 70 percent of adults aged 35 to 44 have at least one missing tooth due to an accident, tooth decay, gum disease or dental fractures.
Dental Implants or Dentures?
But there’s no need to go through life with missing teeth. There are a great many good alternatives available these days. The most popular choices are dental implants, and dentures. Dentures are false teeth and they are not suitable for everyone while their quality has improved. If not sealed with denture adhesive, dentures may fall out of place when chewing or speaking, which may be humiliating, and partial dentures may encourage infection and decay in other teeth if they are not properly fitted, which may increase the risk of a tooth filling on the abutment (adjacent) tooth being required. That being said, dentures may be the best choice for those with poor or unhealthy gums and jaws.
Should I Get Dental Implants?
If you have missing teeth and your gums and jaw are good, you can benefit from dental implants, which are replacement teeth that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. For good oral hygiene, dental implants without the need for maintenance can last for 20 years or more. In those who have just one or two teeth missing, dental implants are also a common option but they can be an alternative to dentures if you have many missing teeth. So long so your jaw and gums are stable, two or more implants will act as a support base for multiple replacement teeth.
Can dentures be made into implants?
Could not “made into implants” Implants are metal screws inserted in the jawbone to allow the artificial teeth (dentures) to attach and support. Implants may be placed under existing dentures to help stabilize and protect those dentures. That could only be achieved if the new dentures were in excellent condition otherwise. To have your current dentures carefully examined you can meet with your prosthodontist.
Are dental implants removable like dentures or do they stay in your mouth?
No, dental implants are permanently fixed in the bone and allow the replacement of teeth in a manner that is closest to natural teeth.
How do dental implants help if I have full dentures or partial dentures?
Implants are generally most popularly used in patients wearing full dentures or partial dentures. Dental implants can be used to hold and sustain a removable implant overdenture that effectively clips on the implants! The partial or complete denture does not shift and decreases the reliance on denture adhesives / denture glue. Alternatively, dental implants can be used for a fixed denture, where the dentures of a patient are attached / bolted by titanium components to the implants. That can be separated from the mouth only by the dentist.
Are You Looking for Implant Retained Dentures?
With over 30 years of professional experience helping patients renew and beautifying their smiles, Balfour Dental continues to be the preferred dental office for families in Brentwood California and the surrounding communities of Antioch, Oakley, Discovery Bay and beyond. Our dental office is locally owned and operated by Dr. Dimple Rayani and Dr. Sien Siao, two professionals with vast experience in Implant Retained Denture treatments as well as in general dentistry. Dr. Rayani and Dr. Siao both have many different certifications, including Invisalign Certification, Implant Dentistry, Sleep Apnea Treatment, Cerec CAD-CAM Restorations, Neuromuscular Dentistry, and Implants respectively. If you are looking to renew your smile, contact Balfour Dental today!