Snap dentures onto implants: Using implants for denture stability provides the patient with a dramatically improved fit. Dentures that are stabilized with implants give the patient a much more comfortable and stable fit that allows the patient to eat, speak, and smile with more confidence. Typically, dentures are snapped onto multiple implants (as few as two). The implants not only give the denture a better fit but stabilize the bone to keep it from shrinking. This gives the denture a longer lifespan. Previous traditional denture wearers notice a big difference when converting over to an implant attached denture.
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Dental implants are the most 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. And they help keep your jawbone healthy, so that your facial structure stays intact.
Each patient is different. After completing the necessary diagnostics, your implant dentist should provide you with a treatment plan including the estimated amount of time to complete the process. Total treatment time depends on your needs, medical and dental history, the health of the supporting bone in your jaw, and the technique and materials that will be used. It can be as short as a few months, or more than a year for more complex conditions.
Dental implants, which have been used for half a century, are safe and effective. As in any medical procedure, however, there can be complications. Choosing a knowledgeable, well-trained implant dentist will help minimize complications and ensure skillful handling of any problems, should they arise. It is important that you and your implant dentist review your health history and any habits which could affect the success of your recommended care, such as smoking, so that you are fully informed about the benefits and risks involved.
Well-placed and cared for dental implants have the potential to last for decades. Caring for teeth restored with dental implants is just like caring for your natural teeth: brush, floss and visit your dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups.