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Dental Implant Options

Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant-Retained Dentures are among the most permanent solutions resembling that of natural teeth.  The dentures are affixed to the implant anchors using screws.  This means the dentures can not be removed and are anchored securely in place.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures offer one of the best solutions to secure the dentures in the mouth.  The dentures have special attachments which snap onto and are supported by the dental implants.  This type of denture  can be removed and cleaned daily.

Dental Implant Risk Factors

Dental implants have approximately 98% success rate.  However, there are several factors that can potentially cause complications or complete failure of dental implants.  Anyone planning to get dental implants should be aware of the following risk factors:

  • Inadequate jaw bone density
  • People who have a habit of grinding their teeth
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • People taking biphosphonates (for osteoporosis)
  • Smokers

Benefits of Implants

Excellent stability

Excellent fit

Excellent aesthetics (look of teeth and smile)

Less denture coverage in the mouth

Improved chewing

Stronger biting force

Preserves bone level and gums

Improved dental hygiene

Improved nutrition

Improved confidence

Improved lifestyle