Dental Implant Options
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 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)
Benefits of ImplantsExcellent stability
Excellent aesthetics (look of teeth and smile)
Less denture coverage in the mouth
Stronger biting force
Preserves bone level and gums
Improved dental hygiene