Dental implants are an excellent solution to replace one or more missing teeth. They are typically made of titanium and are implanted directly into the jawbone.
The implant acts as an anchor for the new prosthetic tooth or teeth, which are then attached atop the metal base. Dental implants are very strong and stable, and can last for decades – or a lifetime – with proper care.
Let’s talk about the types of dental work that can work well with dental implants, including dentures, and where you can go in Eugene to see a dentist who can keep your teeth and mouth healthy and beautiful.
Will I Be Able to Remove My Dental Implants?
The dental implants themselves are not removable, unless your dentist ever deems it necessary to have them surgically removed (and replaced) for some reason. Implants remain securely in place in the jawbone.
Dental implants act as an anchor and support for prosthetic teeth, which may or may not be removable. Fixed dentures and crowns are not removable by the patient, whereas removable dentures can be taken out and put back in.
With fixed denture implants, patients don’t have to worry about dentures coming loose or falling out whenever they eat or speak, because the denture is placed securely atop the implants. Because they are attached to the implants, dentures tend to be more stable and secure than dentures that affix directly to the gums.
Removable implant-supported dentures are usually made for missing teeth in the lower jaw, and they can be removed for cleaning just like traditional dentures. They cannot be worn during sleep, but dental patients with jawbone loss will benefit from implant-supported removable dentures because they can help to support the normal facial structure.
Why Get Dental Implants?
Dentures that attach directly to the gums via dental paste or dental adhesive do not have an anchor. This is what can make them very uncomfortable and make it difficult to eat and speak. Plus, there is the embarrassing possibility of the slip-up that could happen – dentures falling out of your mouth.
Dentures that are supported by implants provide a good fit and stability in your mouth. They also do not necessarily rely on neighboring teeth for support, so there is little risk of damaging your natural teeth.
If you’re considering getting dental implants or implant-supported dentures, talk to an experienced dental implant surgeon about whether they’re right for you – or whether a different option would work best in your case. There are plenty of dental solutions, and one is sure to give you your smile back.
Dr. Ari Binder a
Dental Implant Surgeon in Eugene, OR
t 360 Dental is a family dentist who is highly experienced in dental implant surgery. There are different ways that dental implants can solve your dental issues, and Dr. Binder will evaluate your teeth, mouth, and gums, and determine the best solution for you.
Put the problem of missing teeth behind you, and make this investment now. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call our dental office in Eugene today at (541) 689-1645 or fill out our online appointment request form now. We look forward to being your dental partner!