Why is everyone talking about Implant Dentures?

Dental implants are one of the greatest advancements in dentistry. They are medically pure titanium devices that are placed into the jawbone. They act as an anchor to provide a solid base for artificial tooth replacement. The tremendous popularity of Implants has largely been the result of people living longer and their desire to fulfill a lifestyle with the greatest possible pleasure.

In principle, implant dentures are suited for adult patients of any age. In fact, age should not be a deterrent. If the treatment is properly planned, success rates are in excess of 98%

Dental implants are usually placed under local anesthesia by a dental surgeon specializing in Implantology. Each patient must be carefully evaluated before such a procedure is undertaken.

Once a decision has been made as to the type of prosthesis and number of implants, our Denturist will collaborate with our associate dental surgeon. Together, they will plan all stages of the treatment, with the ultimate goal being the best possible results and care for our patient. Speak to our Denturist to find out if implants are for you!

Thanks to oral implantology, your dental prosthesis will be almost as solid as natural teeth!  These non-movable dentures will help you function without any embarrassing moments. This means eating whatever you desire, laughing, kissing, and speaking confidently!

Waterdown Denture & Implant Clinic  uses only the highest quality dental implant systems. Examples of these are: Biohorizon, Straumann & Novaloc as well as Nobel Biocare.

General benefits of Implant Dentures:

  • The closest possible replacement to natural teeth
  • Help preserve the bone in the jaws and reduce bone resorption
  • Control facial contour changes that lead to premature aging
  • Contribute to improved chewing and phonetics (speak more clearly)
  • Eliminate the pain caused by an ill-fitting denture
  • Messy denture creams and adhesives are no longer needed
  • Are more comfortable to wear. Patients report they don’t feel like they are wearing dentures.
  • Minimal sore spots commonly associated with conventional dentures.

Another option to consider is the immediate loading mini-implant system.

Benefits of Mini Implants:

  • A cost-effective procedure
  • Minimally invasive micro-surgery
  • Short healing time
  • Immediate results

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants

Why have Dental Implants become so popular?
The popularity of dental implant treatment has increased exponentially over the past few years. Even though people are enjoying better dental health, tooth loss is still common. Today, people are living longer and expect to remain active well beyond their sixties and into their seventies. Having the ability to smile with confidence and to eat their favorite foods are part of these expectations for a long and happy retirement.
Dental implants now have a long clinical history and excellent success rate. The top dental implant companies are continually researching how making subtle changes to the surface texture, shape, width, and length of implants could affect and improve success rates.

Dental implants give us the ability to restore something that is fundamental to our own body. Almost everyone wants to smile more frequently and feel more secure when they talk and laugh. Dental implants allow you to do everything you want with total self-assurance. Additionally, current affordability makes dental implants a realistic option for many people from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

What Type of discomfort can be expected during the procedure?
The placement of the root portion of the dental implant takes less than an hour. Most patients are able to return to work and or their home life functioning normally. The discomfort level experienced during the implant procedure is similar to that of a simple root canal or simple tooth extraction. Local anaesthesia (“freezing”) is provided during the procedure. In most cases, all that is required to control post procedure discomfort is an over-the-counter pain reliever.
Do Dental Implants ever fail?
Dental implant treatment is one of the most successful procedures in the medical-dental field, with documented success rates over 98%. Although successful treatment is very predictable, there are rare occasions where the bone does not completely bond to the implant. When this occurs, new implants are placed, and the success rates for the replacement implants are even higher. Smoking or putting too much pressure on newly placed implants, as with excessive grinding of the teeth, can cause problems with the bone bonding to the implants and should be avoided.
How do Implant Dentures compare to conventional Dentures?
  • Are more secure and reliable than conventional dentures.
  • Are more comfortable to wear. Patients report they don’t feel like they are wearing dentures.
  • They cause very minimal sore spots commonly occurring with conventional dentures.
  • Help preserve the bone in the jaw, preventing you from premature aging and ultimately keeping you looking younger.
  • Enable you to chew effectively, therefore, contributing to your overall health.

McGill University conducted a study to determine if people, especially the elderly, can improve their chewing ability and nutrition if they wear dentures anchored by implants. After 6 months, the group with dental implants did not only increase their body fat but blood tests recorded significantly higher levels of albumin, haemoglobin (Iron) and vitamin B12 – all indicators of nutrition. The study group also reported significant improvements in their ability to chew meat and hard vegetables and did not avoid foods they did in the past.

For those who have worn conventional dentures, it is usually the lower denture that is the source of most frustration, annoyance, and sore spots. We strongly feel that a lower denture supported by 2 implants should be a standard treatment. It truly is a life changing solution. A greater number of implants will definitely provide even more denture stability.

What happens if I wait?

Tooth Loss = Bone Loss

As soon as a tooth root is extracted the clock starts ticking and the jawbone starts to dissolve. During the first year after tooth extraction the average individual can expect to lose between 4-5mm of bone (25%). By year three of tooth extraction, the jawbone can dissolve as much as 60% of its former size. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option available that prevents bone loss after tooth extractions. Significant bone loss may prevent you from being a good implant candidate as well as it will cause facial contour changes that will lead to premature aging.

Don’t wait! Call and schedule a consultation appointment today!

Am I too old for Dental Implants?
There is no upper age limitation to have an implant. If you are healthy enough for the procedure and you have the desire, then you are a candidate for the procedure. Patients over 90 years of age have replaced loose partials and full dentures with implant-supported restorations and their main comment is “I wish I had done this sooner.” ” I can now eat food I want to eat not what I can eat.” They are experiencing a better overall quality of life. They enjoy the benefits of easier chewing, digestion, speaking, better nutrition and an increased ability to taste.
Is Dental Implant treatment covered by Dental Insurance Plans?
Although many companies exclude implants as a covered benefit, many of them will pay the same benefit they would cover for the lowest cost alternative treatment option (partials and dentures), if a specific request is made for “alternative benefits.” Even if an individual policy includes implants as a covered benefit, the amount is still limited to the annual maximum allowable.

Our Treatment Coordinator will be happy to look into your dental plan to see if you qualify for dental implant coverage. They will look to see if your plan contains an “Alternate Benefit Clause” or a “Health Spending Account”.

What is the cost of Implant Treatment?

An investment in dental implant treatment is an investment in overall health, appearance, and well-being, as it involves preserving the integrity of facial structures, as well as replacing missing teeth.

The actual cost of implant treatment is based on a number of factors, such as the number of implants placed, the type of implant-supported prosthesis and whether additional procedures are necessary to achieve the proper aesthetic and functional result.

The truth is that affordability of dental implant treatment has increased greatly over last few years. This is no longer a treatment for “rich and famous”, it is a realistic option for many people from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

The only way to accurately estimate the cost for an individual patient is to have an examination and consultation with a dental specialist. Call us today to discuss your options!

Please note that we offer a very attractive package (in conjunction with our associate dental surgeon). Additionally, we provide a number of payment options that make your decision easy!



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