Many patients who initially opted for removable dentures have switched to dental implants with positive results. Implants feel and respond like natural teeth, allowing for more natural eating and eliminating embarrassing moments when dentures may have slipped or clicked. If you are interested in dental implants or implant supported dentures in Lewis Center, OH, contact Dr. Heller to schedule your consultation today. We can provide more information on each of these tooth replacement options.
This is just flat out comparing apples to oranges. With dentures you may have bit into a soft piece of an orange, but you haven't bit into a full apple. In our office we like to help the patient understand that dentures are a replacement for no teeth, they are not a replacement for teeth!
Are you tired of not eating what you want? Or sick of the denture moving around? We understand. Placing dental implants and all of the procedures that can go along with with it is what we do. Regardless of how long you have been in a denture, it is never to late.
Compatible with the body : Because dental implants are made of titanium, an element that is compatible with the body, the jaw bone naturally fuses with the implant.
Flexibility of use : Dental implants can be used to replace one or several teeth, or they can be used to anchor implant supported dentures or bridges. Dr. Heller will guide you to the best use of implants for your situation.
Stability : Implants are designed to mimic the root of the tooth in addition to the chewing portion. Because of this, they provide stability and ease of use that is difficult to replicate without natural teeth.
Permanence : It is very uncommon for dental implants to need to be replaced. With proper hygiene and maintenance, they can easily last for the rest of your life.
Promote bone retention : Without the stimulation provided by the tooth root, the jaw bone begins to wear away. Because implants simulate the root of the tooth as well as the biting surface, they are able to provide this stimulation and prevent the bone from deteriorating.
Made from incompatible materials : Dentures sit on top of the gums and are made of materials that can sometimes cause irritation.
Replaces all or many teeth : Dentures are not a good solution for those who are missing only one or a few teeth. Dentures are most often recommended for those missing all or many teeth.
Instability : Dentures can be difficult to eat or talk with and can even sometimes fall out while eating or talking.
Require frequent replacement : As you age, it is not uncommon for your dentures to need to be relined or replaced. This can be even more common as the bone deteriorates. Dentures typically require being replaced every 5 to 7 years
Do not promote bone retention : Because dentures do not stimulate the jaw bone, they do not prevent the bone from deteriorating.
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