Denture on Implants
Approximately 21% of all Canadians are completely or partially edentulous, i.e. missing some or all of their teeth. This is a common condition. Nevertheless, the gum resorption that results from wearing a complete denture all too often is a source of discomfort to the patient. Consider just the difficulty involved in chewing or the abrasion that develops as the loose denture rubs against the gum. The denture wearers’ quality of life can be greatly affected. When wearing a regular denture your biting force is greatly reduced to around 20%; with implants your biting force could be up to 100%, just like having natural teeth.
Fortunately, oral implant technology has advanced to remedy major problems resulting from someone losing their teeth. The tremendous popularity of implants has largely been the result of people living longer, combined with their desire to fulfill a lifestyle with the greatest possible pleasure.
Dental implants are titanium devices that are placed in the jaw bone to act as an anchor and to provide a solid base for artificial tooth placement.
Anyone in reasonable health who wants to replace missing teeth; those who are dissatisfied with their present denture; those who would like to eat better and more comfortably; those who would like to smile frequently and feel secure when they talk and laugh. Age does not matter; we have placed implants in patients in their 80s, as well as patients in their 30s.
Depending on which treatment you choose, the cost of your denture will vary. Implant cases range from patients receiving 2 implants to patients receiving 6 implants, depending on which treatment option is best suited to their situation.
Implants can be used in a variety of circumstances, ranging from a removable denture to a permanent fixed bridge.
Apart from being able to smile, eat, sing and speak better; dental implants prevent the onset of poor facial profile due to loss of bone mass in your jaw bone.
Natural jaw bone is only designed to last approximately 30 years without teeth before it completely deteriorates and dental implants become a tougher and more costly option.
Implants prevent bone loss by transmitting load forces during the chewing process down into the jawbone. Implants are well known for their ability to stop bone loss and restore facial skeletal structure while significantly improving nutrition.
Depending on the type of implants, teeth may be immediately loaded onto implants.
Book a consultation to find out if dental implants are the best fit for you.