You’re missing some teeth, and you’ve been thinking about getting dental prostheses for a while, but you’re worried that they won’t look natural or fit comfortably. You’ve put off getting your perfect smile back because you think that people will be able to tell when you have fake teeth. Don’t put it off any longer.
If you’re missing many or all of your teeth, getting implants could be a big hassle, not to mention a fearful and anxious experience. Instead, Dr. Hartley and his caring dental team can give you full or partial dentures that will fit comfortably and function well. They’ll look and act just like natural teeth—returning your quality of life and confidence in your appearance.
Why Dental Implants?
Dentures aren’t without their disadvantages, so you may want to consider a better alternative. They often slip or move, and they don’t support your jawbone, so your jaw may deteriorate over time. If you get dental implants, the titanium posts integrate directly with your jaw to support and stimulate healthy bone, keeping it fuller, younger, and healthier for many years to come.
The new tooth looks, feels, and works very similarly to the rest of your natural teeth. Dental implants are more natural looking and better for chewing than removable alternatives. No additional preparation is required on your adjacent healthy teeth when you go with an implant.
You can request dental implants to support your dentures, or you can have us replace your missing teeth with crowns or bridges. Crowns will blend seamlessly with your existing teeth and, with regular care, will last a very long time. And if you are looking for the best dental implants in Calgary, we are the right option for you.
Some Advantages of Implants versus Dentures
Dental Implants come with a long list of advantages over dentures, including:
As opposed to dentures, you never have to worry about dental implants slipping or sliding around your mouth. You don’t have to put on bonding gel and try to make the teeth form a tight seal. These teeth will stay firmly in place, with no adhesives necessary.
Also unlike dentures, you don’t have to worry about any special maintenance with dental implants. You can treat these just like your regular teeth. Brush and floss your implants regularly and they’ll stay clean and healthy. These false teeth also can’t develop cavities, which means, no more worries about tooth decay.
Although technology has come a long way in producing lifelike dentures, implants still take the cake for authenticity. No one will be able to tell you’ve replaced your natural teeth with fakes. Except for the fact that your new teeth look significantly better than your old ones.
Dental implants give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile you can wear for decades.
Dentures usually last between five and eight years, depending on your individual mouth and how well you care for them. Dental implants give you a longer lifespan, with these teeth lasting anywhere from 10 to 15 years.
Dental implants carry the additional benefit of protecting your jaw as well as your mouth. Since the posts for the implants are set into your jaw, they stimulate your bone. Stimulation helps promote natural bone growth and prevents demineralization and deterioration.
Your gums will also stay healthier with dental implants than with dentures.
Experienced with dental implants
It is also important to choose an implant practitioner who has the training, experience, and knowledge to place various types of implants, and perform a multitude of implant therapies. Follow-up aftercare with your dentist is also important for a successful implant surgery.
Our Dental Team has many resources available to help you with your treatment options and the important decisions for your dental and overall health. We will answer all your questions in a thorough and complete manner, to make sure you understand all the phases of your proposed treatment.