02Nov

Can I get Dental Implants if I currently have Dentures?

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Dental Implants

Are you thinking of replacing your troublesome, old-fashioned dentures with modern, mess-free dental implants? If so, your thoughts are headed in the right direction. This popular choice for tooth replacement looks, acts and feels so much like real teeth that you'll soon forget you ever struggled with removable dentures and unwieldy bridges. Best of all, with proper care, this proven choice for tooth replacement will last you for the rest of your life.

How Dental Implants Work

The reason dental implants work so well is imbedded in their design. Each of these modern marvels consists of three distinct parts. They are:

  • The titanium implant. Placed into the jaw, it fuses with the bone and functions as a stable root.
  • The abutment. This section sits above the implant and serves as a support for the artificial tooth.
  • The crown. This is the visible part that shows above the gum.

Dr. White’s trusted team of specialists will place the implants. The placement of the implants are now determined in advance with ct scans and 3-D imaging so there are no surprises before any treatment is even begun. The surgeon will determine it the patient is a candidate for implant placement with the use of the ct imaging. In today’s dentistry it is unlikely that there are no candidates for implant procedures. If you have been told in the past that you could not have implants then perhaps through our new imaging procedures you will be now. This is determined ahead of beginning treatment wherein Dr. White and his specialist discuss your case and what options will work for each patient. A surgical guide is fabricated that, in today’s dentistry, eliminates the guesswork of locating the best “spot” for the implants. All surgery is done when the patient is asleep.

Following the implant placement, you must wait a few months for the gum tissue and bone to heal. During this time, you will have permanent teeth.

Traditional Dentures and Bone Loss

When trying to eat with traditional dentures, you create a pressure on the gums that does more than simply generate sores. It will also encourage bone loss, and this is a serious drawback. In addition to compromising the integrity of adjacent natural teeth, any deterioration of the jawbone can distort your facial structure and change your appearance.

With implants, the opposite is true. The titanium of which they are made will fuse with the bone, not only helping to prevent its loss but also stimulating its regeneration. No other form of tooth replacement has that capability.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Anyone who has ever worn traditional dentures knows how embarrassing it can be when they slip as you eat, clatter as you talk or maybe even fall out entirely as you laugh. There are other problems. For one thing, the period of acclimation to dentures can last for weeks, a time during which you'll have to learn new and different ways of eating and even talking. If you're not careful, you'll find that the tendency of dentures to slip in your mouth can result in to soreness and irritation. Even after you've grown somewhat accustomed to wearing your dentures, they will never be the same as your natural teeth.

With dental implants, it’s a different story. Unlike traditional dentures, dental implants sit in your mouth like natural teeth and function in the same way. You will never have a problem eating or talking, and your implants will never move around or fall out of your mouth at the worst possible moment. Your confidence will return, and you'll soon forget that the beautiful teeth you present to the world are not the ones you were born with. Whether you plan to replace a single tooth or install a full set of uppers and lowers, you will soon realize that implants are the closest thing you'll find to your own natural teeth.

Dental implants are:

  • Comfortable. They act and feel like natural teeth and will never slip and slide.
  • Permanent. They stay in place around the clock and don't come out at night.
  • Easy to clean. You'll maintain your implants in the same way as natural teeth.
  • Friendly to your favorite foods. With dental implants, you can eat whatever you want.
  • Long-lasting. Unlike dentures, implants will never require relining or refitting.
  • Good for the jawbone. Dental implants will preserve existing bone and may even stimulate its regrowth.
  • Compatible with your natural teeth. Implants will never compromise your pre-existing dentition.
  • Immediately useful. You'll enjoy your implants right away with no need for adaptation.

Once your dental implants are in place, you can say goodbye to cleaning solutions, fixatives and the need for repeated adjustments. With the proper care, your implants should serve you for life.

Dental Implants with Dr. White

If missing teeth and ill-fitting dentures are your problem, we have the solution. Dental implants from Dr. White will make you feel like a youngster again as you smile with poise, speak with confidence and enjoy with gusto those favorite foods you haven't eaten in years. Don't put up with dentures any longer than you must. Please call 702-562-8833 or schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. White today.