All About Dental Implants
As always, prior to making any dental implant decision, please consult with your Dentist in Chapel Hill at (919) 595-1010.
We can lose a tooth or teeth for a variety of reasons, thankfully there are almost as many solutions as there are reasons to fix the problem, and one of those ways to help correct the issue is getting dental implants in Chapel Hill NC over dentures.
What are they?
Well, the process begins with the insertion of titanium implants in the jawbone which are then left alone until the jawbone heals. After that, the dentist proceeds to set certain attachments to them, snapping them into position keeping your denture in place. Despite the fact that the implants help to keep the dentures firmly placed, they can still be easily removed for cleaning purposes, however, that will depend on what kind of implant you choose or what your dentist will recommend, there is an implant over denture that remains fixed in place and can only be removed by a professional dentist whether for cleaning purposes or replacing, while there are ones you can remove every night. The number of implants will depend on the kind of Denture you have selected or your dentist has recommended.
How do they work?
As you may be aware, dental implants for crooked teeth are one of the many solutions to the missing teeth problem, and while some of them may actually work on their own, it is always better to give them a little support, enter the implants. There are two different kinds of dental implants:
- Ball-Retained Dentures
They are also known as Stud-Attachments. Each implant placed in the jawbone holds another attachment which then snaps onto the denture via another attachment. They are called “ball” as the attachments have a ball-shaped that fits in a round socket.
- Bar-Retained Dentures
These ones are a little trickier, as they require up to four implants to be placed in the jawbone connected through a thin metal bar. The attachments are then placed in the metal bar and it’s clipped into position by your dentist.
Before making any final decision there are a few things you may want to consider before getting Implants Overdenture:
- The position of the Implants
- Oral Hygiene
- Enough Space for restoration
- Facility for repair
- Having an opposing arch
- Aesthetic Space
- Your Budget
- Sore Spots
How much will they cost?
This is the main concern for many of our patients and the answer is simple, dental implants’ cost is not as high as it would be to keep up with denture procedures in the future, with dental implants most of the cost is at the beginning of the treatment, after that you can forget about having to spend money in the future so in the long run, dental implants will help you save money.
Benefits of using dental implants
There is a large number of benefits of choosing these implants, however, the most relevant are:
- They restore the ability to properly chew the food, improving your diet and your overall health
- They improve your speech and self-confidence when speaking publicly as you don’t have to worry about loose dentures jiggling inside your mouth
- They are the most comfortable solution to losing teeth as they don’t rub your gums
- They are good for your budget as you won’t have to spend thousands of dollars on Denture Adhesive
- Most Dentures can be modified to fit into your brand new implant over denture which can also help you save lots of money
- Placing the Implants is a rather simple process, not only is minimally invasive but also, age is no concern
What can be expected from using dental implants over dentures?
Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular, mostly due to the enormous amount of benefits they come with. They are more stable and comfortable than regular Dentures.
From the moment you decide to go with dental implants you will be required to take dental X-Rays, CT Scans, and Dental Impressions, so the doctor can accurately determine the best “location” to place your dental implants. While you are waiting for the Jawbone to heal from the procedure your denture will be modified to be attached to your brand new Implant over dentures as to complete the final step of the process.
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