Can My Dentures Be Permanently Placed in My Mouth?
If you’ve come to the point in your life where you may need dentures, but are put off by the process of taking them in and out every day, or cleaning them every night, or even the inconvenience of being limited to the types of foods you can easily enjoy eating, Dental Arts Kew Gardens may have a solution for you to think about: implant-retained dentures.
Understanding the Difference Between Traditional vs. Implant-Retained Dentures
Just as their name suggests, implant-retained dentures are supported in your mouth by implants that are surgically placed – or “implanted” – in your jawbone. Because they’re surgically implanted, you’ll never have to worry about your dentures slipping out when you speak or eat, and because they offer additional support to your jawbone, you’ll never have to worry about an aging jawbone changing the shape of your face.
Consider Implant-Retained Dentures Even if You’ve Had Missing Teeth for a Long Time
Implant-retained dentures can be a viable option even if you’ve had missing teeth for years and years. Because your surgeon can be strategic in the placement of your new teeth by placing them where your jawbone is the thickest, it is very possible that implant-retained dentures will work for you. Of course, a thorough evaluation of your jawbone will need to be undertaken before it can be determined whether or not this solution will work for you.
Implant-Retained Dentures Are More Cost-Effective in the Long Run
While implant-retained dentures may seem more expensive than traditional dentures initially, it’s important to factor the cost over time. You see, traditional dentures typically need to be replaced about once every 5-10 years, while implant-retained dentures can last a lifetime. Also, it’s important to keep in mind the inconvenience factor that you’ll be facing every 5-10 years, as well.
Answering the Big Question
Are implant-retained dentures right for you? There’s not an easy answer to that without fist visiting a multi-specialty dentist like Dental Arts Kew Gardens for an evaluation. As a leading implant expert, we’d love to help answer any questions you have about this permanent way to replace your missing teeth! Make an appointment today to learn more.