Can Dental Implants Replace Dentures?

Dental implants receive a lot of attention from patients at many different ages, as they’re currently the best solution for teeth that have either been removed, or otherwise have become far too damaged to be viable and have broken beyond repair. Whenever this occurs, it creates a number of different oral health concerns, not the least of which will be the ability to chew food properly speak, or even simply smile with some level of confidence.

Each dental implant can be an investment in and of itself, ranging anywhere from $1500 to $3000 depending on different conditions, such as where the implant will be placed, whether or not there are any dental conditions that could complicate surgery, and so on. That having been said, dental implants aren’t exactly the ideal replacement for dentures. The number of surgeries necessary to install titanium screws for each individual tooth would be quite stressful on even a healthy, young patient.

Instead, if you’re interested in an alternative or complimentary solution to dentures, dental implants can be used as anchors for denture plates that can be secured in the mouth. There are quite a few advantages to this option over traditional dentures.

  • Your dentures will be more secure. Not only will it be less likely that your dentures will become loosened in the mouth as you eat, talk, or otherwise enjoy life, but you also won’t need to worry as much about dentures rubbing against and irritating your gums.
  • A one-time surgery is all that’s needed. In most cases, two implants will be needed per half of the mouth. Two for the top, and two for the bottom may be all that’s necessary to secure your denture plates. In the future, if you need to get replacement plates, the groundwork’s already been performed. No more surgery will be required.
  • It can be affordable through payments over time. Speak with our office about financing and payment flexibility options to learn more.

We’re absolutely confident that patients who choose dental implant-anchored dentures will see a difference in their lives, so call us today for a consultation.

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