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Do You Want To Upgrade Your Dentures?

Do you currently have a removable or fixed denture that is causing you discomfort? Are you tired of having to remove your dentures at night or to properly clean them? Or, maybe you are just dissatisfied with them for another reason altogether. The good news is you don’t have to live with outdated appliances that no longer serve you. There are a variety of ways you can approach an upgrade to your prosthesis and an upgrade to your smile.

In the past, the available solutions for replacing teeth were limited and non-natural looking. The good news is that now there are not only effective and long-lasting ways to address missing teeth, there are a wide variety of solutions to consider based on your unique situation.

Advantages of dental implants
Dental implants are now the standard of care for missing teeth. Better than older solutions such as dentures and other removable appliances, dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. They also help prevent bone loss caused by missing tooth roots and do not require adjacent teeth to be ground down. Along with these major benefits, other important reasons to consider upgrading to dental implants include:

  • A dental implant merges with your body. Even the best prosthesis will always be a foreign part that requires care. By contrast, a dental implant is simply an artificial root, which after it heals, merges with your body and acts likes a natural root.
  • Dental implants preserve your facial structure. Because dental implants are anchored into bone, they securely transmit chewing forces to the jawbone, which helps to maintain a healthy jaw and preserve facial structure, which is not the case if teeth are missing or when a conventional denture has been put in place. Dental implants help to keep your jawbone healthy, so your facial structure stays intact.
  • Dental implants not only restore your smile, they allow you to improve and maintain it. Functionality and visual appearance go together. When you fix missing teeth with dental implants, there will be no visible difference, which can happen with older methods. Additionally, with dental implants, time-consuming care and maintenance is not required.
  • You can feel more comfortable talking, smiling and eating. Dental implants are a natural looking and natural feeling replacement for missing teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants don’t slip or click when you talk, laugh or eat.

What About Cost?
When beginning the decision-making process about whether or not to explore dental implant therapy, the topic of cost will inevitably come up. Many patients begin the process assuming that the cost will be too high, but in reality, it might be surprising to learn just how affordable dental implants can be, especially when you factor in their long-term cost-effectiveness and quality of life improvement.

Dental implant treatments are customised for each patient’s specific needs, so total costs will vary. No two patients will have the same treatment plan or final cost. Your dental professional will be able to give you a cost estimate after examining you and determining the solution that’s best suited to your unique needs. They’ll explain all of the costs involved including the surgery, the lab work, the prosthesis itself, and your dentist and dental technician’s fees. Total cost also depends on how many dental implants are needed, where they are located, and the patient’s bone health. A full evaluation by an experienced dental implant expert is the best way to ensure that you are getting an accurate cost estimate for quality work.

Whether you are looking to replace one tooth or multiple teeth, there are a variety of dental implant product lines that can provide you with natural-looking teeth replacement. The best place to start is talking with your dentist about tooth replacement options for your unique situation.


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