Dentures to Implants Calgary
While we do not perform dental implants at our denture clinic we can asses whether or not you may be a good candidate for dentures to implants in Calgary. If you’ve been considering switching from dentures to implants but aren’t sure where to start, the Royal Denture Clinic is here to help. Our friendly and knowledgeable team provides each client with insights on the advantages, costs, considerations, and maintenance of switching from dentures to implants. During your detailed consultation, we’ll discuss your unique dental needs and medical history before determining if switching from dentures to implants is the right option for you. Ready to learn more?
What are Dental Implants?
During this straightforward procedure, the doctor will secure a metal post to the jaw bone. Over time, the bone grows around the post, creating a strong support structure for prosthetic teeth. The prosthetic teeth, or crowns, are secured on the metal rod. This technique can be used to replace single or multiple teeth. The implants may look and feel like natural teeth and can be cared for in the same matter. Many patients wear their dental implants for several years or even decades.
The Implant Process
Dental implants are anchored towards the back of the mouth, where there is more jawbone to work with. The implant procedure may be completed in one or multiple visits, depending upon your unique needs. As your bone and gums heal, you’ll have regular check-ins with our team to ensure proper rehabilitation.
Advantages of Switching from Dentures to Implants
Dentures are worn on the top of the patient’s gum line and can be removed at any time. They are highly customizable and can be combined with other dental fixtures. We provide dentures for patients dealing with either full or partial tooth loss. They are appropriate for any age group and can be crafted in our in-house laboratory. However, wearing dentures may eventually become challenging as the shape and the size of the jaw shifts over time. Furthermore, switching from dentures to implants can provide clients with a solution that’s more permanent, secure, and durable. Dental implants are permanently secured to the jaw and can look and feel more natural than dentures.
Dentures vs. Implants- Pros and Cons
Fit & Wear
In general, implants are a more stable option when it comes to daily wear. Since dental implants are secured to the jaw permanently through surgery, they can be more sturdy than dentures, which are secured with adhesives. Switching from dentures to implants prevents the shifting that denture-wearers might experience while talking, chewing, or speaking. Some clients report that implants are more comfortable than dentures, as they do not put any pressure on the gumline.
Care & Maintenance
Dentures must be removed and cleaned each night, while implants stay fixed within the mouth at all times. Consequently, each method requires different care and maintenance routines. Dental implants can be brushed like natural teeth. In fact, it’s crucial that implant patients practice excellent oral hygiene to prevent gum disease and irritation around the implant. Dentures require a different type of care, as the adhesive must be removed and reapplied on a daily basis. Dentures may require more frequent repairs or re-sizing, as they are handled more often and the jaw and gum tissue is likely to change over time.
These days, both dentures and dental implants offer advanced and natural-looking options. Contemporary technology allows us to customize each tooth to the wearer’s face shape and smile, allowing for a beautiful outcome. In our in-house laboratory, we work directly with patients to select teeth that suit their smile and aesthetic preferences.
Depending upon your current dental care costs and insurance provider, dental implants may be an affordable, long-term option. Since implants can last for several years when properly cared for, they can mitigate costs down the road. However, implants may carry higher initial costs than dentures. The best option for you will depend on your budget, timeline, and existing dental work. Contact us today to book your free, no-obligation consultation and learn what solution works best for you.
Are you a Candidate for Dental Implants?
During your free consultation, our team will assess your jaw size, bone health, gum tissue, bite, and existing teeth to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. We’ll also review your medical and dental history to make sure implants are a good option for you in the long run. In addition, we’ll discuss care and maintenance routines to ensure that implants are right for your lifestyle. Finally, we’ll look at the costs of the procedure and care so you can pick a solution that works for your budget.
Ready to learn more? Contact us today to book your consultation.