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Why transition from dentures to implants

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If you wear traditional dentures, you may have felt a mix of emotions over the years. At first, it was exciting to get your smile back and be able to eat more foods than before.

But then, over time you may have realized that dentures aren’t the perfect tooth replacement solution. If you feel it’s time for something better, try dental implants.

A few reasons implants may be a better solution

Upgrading to dental implants or implant-supported dentures offers a number of benefits, including:

  • You’ll not need to worry about your teeth moving out of place
  • Eat harder, more crunchier foods
  • Dental implants look and feel just like your natural teeth
  • Implants stimulate new bone growth
  • Brush and floss like natural teeth

What to expect before your implant surgery

Many patients who wear dentures have been missing teeth for several years, leading to potential bone loss. When you transition from dentures to dental implants, there may be some preliminary treatments required to prepare your jawbone for implant placement. Receiving a bone graft to add volume to your jawbone is the most common procedure.

Adjusting to your new teeth

  • You may need to get used to eating foods that were off limits by starting off with softer foods and then slowly introducing more challenging foods as you learn how your new teeth can handle them
  • Returning to brushing and flossing may also feel new, particularly if you’ve been missing all your teeth and wearing full upper and lower dentures

What dental implant solution is right for me?

Depending on how long you’ve been wearing dentures, how many teeth you’re missing and other factors including overall and oral health, your oral surgeon may recommend different types of dental implant treatments. The best way to find out which implant solution is right for you is to schedule a consultation.

Ready to Transition to Dental Implants?