Can I Switch From Dentures to Dental Implants?

August 2, 2021 - toothbar - 0 comments Switch Dentures to Dental Implants
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Individuals often seek dentures when they are missing teeth. While dentures work well for some people, they are not always the best solution for tooth replacement. When an individual realizes dentures are not right for them, they often seek Austin Cosmetic Dentistry for information on dental implants.

Common Problems Associated with Dentures

Dentures are often chosen because of the cost and ease of access. Unfortunately, dentures can be problematic for many people. The following are some of the most common problems people experience while wearing dentures.

  • They may have trouble eating normally, due to their bite force being reduced.
  • Denture wearers may experience gum irritation because of ill-fitting dentures.
  • Individuals will also find it more difficult to speak clearly with dentures.
  • Some people find it problematic to keep their dentures clean, which can lead to increased bacteria.

If a person is experiencing problems with their dentures, they need to seek treatment from Austin Preventative Dentistry. These dentists can offer options that help their patients say goodbye to annoying dentures.

Is It Possible to Switch From Dentures to Dental Implants?

Switching from dentures to dental implants can be life-changing. While it is entirely possible to make the switch, there is one thing denture wearers should know. After wearing dentures for many years, bone loss will occur. Ample bone growth is essential for the placement of dental implants. If a person decides to switch to dental implants, they will likely be required to get a bone graft first.

If there is not enough bone tissue in the jaw, grafts can be added to increase bone density. It is important to schedule a consultation appointment at the Toothbar. Dr. Kimberley Barclay or Dr. Lauren Jacobsen will determine if you need a bone graft before implants are put in place. With Austin Cosmetic Dentistry, your smile can be made to function better and look beautiful.

Dental Implants Offer Many Benefits

Dental implants offer many benefits to individuals. When dental implants are installed, they will not slip around like dentures. You will not have to deal with that annoying “clacking” noise when talking. Dental implants allow you to eat a wide array of foods. You will no longer be limited to “safe” denture choices and can even eat foods with tiny seeds. Because food does not get trapped beneath implants, as it does with dentures, your gum tissue will no longer be at risk for developing sores that become painful. These sores can make wearing dentures uncomfortable.

With dental implants, you will not have that water cup of dentures by your bedside at night, and you will not have to deal with annoying denture adhesives and cleaning. Dental implants are cleaned just like normal teeth. Austin Preventative Dentistry will help to determine if you can switch to dental implants.

Schedule an Appointment

The Toothbar offers a unique experience for individuals who are in need of a wide array of dental services. Dr. Barclay and Dr. Jacobsen will be happy to examine your smile and determine if you are a good candidate for switching to dental implants. for more information, contact us today.


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