Dental implant FAQs
Can I Replace My Dentures With Dental Implants?
Are you currently wearing dentures but looking at the possibility of moving to dental implants? In many cases dentures can be replaced by dental implants. There are many advantages of implants over dentures however they aren’t for everyone and ought to be considered carefully. Whilst dentures aren’t secured like implants they do have the flexibility of removal and come with less potential complications. Overall dental implants are superior in offering a natural replacement for any lost teeth, truly giving you back your smile. The following information details some of the steps and things to remember when looking to replace dentures with dental implants.
Initially the treatment procedure looks at the jaw bone to determine whether there is enough of the right stuff in the right places. This can also be dependent on the type of implants desired as implant bridges can vary on the number of teeth to be supported. Should there not be sufficient bone in place there are oral surgeries that can assist with this. If/when there is the right amount of bone available then the implants can be prepared and put in place. From this stage the normal process of dental implants takes place.
- You can find out more about the process of clinical assessment here – https://www.dentalcareplus.org.uk/clinical-assessment.
- You find out more about this in our main dental implant page here – https://www.dentalcareplus.org.uk/dental-implant-treatment-process.
A common treatment for replacing dentures with dental implants is the Full Jaw or All-on-4 option, ideal for a complete jaw teeth replacement. With only 4 implants on both the upper and lower jaw it is possible to implant a full set of replacement teeth. This minimises oral surgery, quickens recovery time and provides a great, consistent look to your smile.
- Full information about our Full Jaw/All-on-4 implant options can be found here – Teeth in a Day
Advantages of Dental Implants
To see some of the advantages of implants over dentures you can look through this advice page comparing the two and describing the differences between the options.
If you would like more information, please see our FAQ section or give us a call. We’d be more than happy to talk you through our options and the treatment process.