Upgrading to Dental Implants from Dentures
Dental Implants Have Advantages, Here’s What You Need to Know
If you have dentures chances are they might not be working well for you. You hesitated about dental implants initially but now have decided they might be the right choice for you. If you’re in this situation, you aren’t alone in wondering if it’s possible to upgrade from dentures to dental implants? And if yes, what’s involved in making the switch? No matter whether or not you’ve just decided to find out more, or have been thinking about this for a while, Farber Center can help. Our Long Island locations in Hauppauge and Medford have complete information for patients.
First, a quick recap about dentures: patients may have selected dentures over dental implants for several reasons. They are readily available and generally involve a shorter recovery time than a dental implant procedure. Also, the cost is lower, which alone can be a significant deciding factor for many patients. But often it doesn’t take too long before patients become unhappy with their dentures. Problems include slipping, especially while eating, and the need to apply a lot of adhesive. Removing them at night can be uncomfortable if your denture cream has bonded tightly by then. You also may be noticing changes in the shape of your face, which for many people, affects self-esteem and confidence.
With Implants, You’ll Have a Firmer Bite and More the Feel of Natural Teeth
Upgrading from dentures to dental implants can improve your oral health and offers several advantages. First and most importantly, implants are permanently attached because they are placed in your jawbone similar to natural teeth. They also help reduce or prevent bone loss because as they heal your bone fuses to them. When you’re eating, food won’t get trapped the way it does under dentures — eliminating sources of discomfort or irritation. With dental implants, you’ll also have a firm bite, which means eating all the food you enjoy, including biting into corn-on-the-cob and apples.
In many ways, implants offer the advantages of natural teeth. Also, cleaning them, including frequent brushing and flossing, is the same. If you’ve worn dentures for some time, or have had significant bone loss, you’ll need an initial exam and potentially bone restoration. If you do need bone added, Farber Center can help. We strive to provide the best dental implants Long Island has to offer, and it means all related services that may be necessary. We provide traditional bone grafting and FDA-cleared laser procedures capable of treating periodontal disease and regenerating bone. You’ll receive information on all treatments that might help you.
Have You Heard About All-on-4 Implants for Full-Mouth Tooth Replacement?
One of the most exciting options for denture-wearing patients who want to upgrade to implants is the All-on-4 system. It anchors an entire row of replacement teeth to only four implants. It may help you avoid the need for bone grafting and speed up your treatment time because the implants can be placed where there is sufficient bone depth. The All-on-4 procedure, also known as 1DaySmile, is an increasingly popular option and reduces cost and treatment time compared to individual dental implants. Most patients are much more comfortable with All-on-4 than dentures, and you’ll have a firmer bite and be eating the foods you love — not to mention great looks that will boost your self-esteem.
Not everyone prefers the same thing, and it’s why becoming a patient at a dental practice like Farber Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants can help expand your options. We are dedicated to offering patients the broadest possible range of choices and provide everything under one roof. Founded by Dr. Alan Farber, the center is dedicated to saving teeth. But when keeping them isn’t possible, we offer a full range of replacement options. If you’re in Long Island, we are located in Hauppauge and Medford, and many of our patients drive the short distance to us from Nassau County. We’re always pleased to answer questions and provide information. If you’re ready to upgrade from dentures to dental implants, contact us today.