Transitioning From Dentures to Dental Implants

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If you’re currently wearing dentures, you may be curious if you can switch to dental implants instead. It’s possible to transition from dentures to dental implants, but every individual is different.

Why Should You Transition From Dentures to Dental Implants?

While dentures are a suitable option for many people, dental implants have some additional benefits. Some reasons you may want to switch to dental implants include:

  • A titanium post keeps dental implants secure, so you can stop using denture adhesive
  • Dental implants can last longer than dentures with proper care
  • Dental implants may be more comfortable than dentures
  • No more limitations on what you can eat since dental implants function like natural teeth

Dental implants tend to be more expensive and have a longer process than dentures. However, it may be worth the effort to have restoration dentistry that feels and acts more natural.

What’s the Process to Transition From Dentures to Dental Implants?

There are a few steps to transition from dentures to dental implants. The first step is to get a consultation with the dentist to determine if it’s a good choice for you and if you are a suitable candidate. The dentist will take an x-ray of your teeth and also check your jawbone. Bone loss can occur from wearing dentures or having missing teeth for a prolonged period, and you may need to get bone graft surgery before getting dental implants.

If you have a healthy jawbone or have healed from bone graft surgery, you can get dental implants. The process starts by inserting a titanium post into your jaw. The titanium post will fuse with your jaw and act like a tooth root. A custom-made dental crown will be put on top of the titanium post to complete the dental implant procedure.

Why Choose Chesterfield Dentistry

At Chesterfield Dentistry, we can do the entire dental implant procedure. This saves you time and money by not having to visit multiple dentists to complete the process. We’re dedicated to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams. Please contact us today to schedule a free implant consultation.

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