Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Transitioning from Dentures to Dental Implants

transitioning from dentures to dental implants

Dentures have always been a great way to support proper mouth operation when a person’s natural teeth have failed. If you have been a regular denture user and are considering other options, our dental implants in Toronto may be the way to go. 

For those interested in learning more about transitioning from dentures to dental implants here at Weston Dental Office, our guide is a great place to start. We will cover the basics of what the transition will cover and some requirements that come with dental implant restoration.  

Are Dental Implants More Beneficial Than Dentures? 

There are a lot of benefits to replacing missing teeth. In the past dentures were the best choice for those who needed to replace several teeth. Advancements in dentistry have allowed dental implants to replace dentures in most patients. Both offer their own benefits, but dental implants offer a few more that cement the choice to transition for many dentures patients.  

No restrictions on food is one of the top advantages of using dental implants. Though it is a good idea to avoid things that are too hard, pretty much everything else can be eaten with dental implants. With dentures the restrictions of certain foods meant a lot of people had to give up their favorite snacks. As a result, those with dental implants will regain as much as 90% of their original chewing power.  

Dental implants are also much easier to take care of than dentures. You brush and clean them in the same manner as natural teeth which is much easier than soaking and cleaning dentures nightly. Dental implants also fit perfectly since each tooth is crafted specifically for your mouth and to fit with your other teeth. Dentures had the bad habit of sliding or slipping around the mouth.  

Dental implants also stop bone loss in its tracks. When you lose a tooth, the jaw in that area will start to deteriorate because it no longer has the support it needs. Dental implants help to preserve jawbone integrity which also stops bone loss. With dental implants, you also don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in strange places. Just like regular teeth all you will need to do is brush and floss to keep your teeth clean.  

How To Care For Dental Implants 

Taking care of dental implants is a lot different than caring for dentures. However, caring for dental implants is very close to how you should care for your natural teeth. Make sure that you brush your teeth, including your dental implants twice a day. There are even specialized toothbrushes you can find that are created for those who have dental implants. Flossing is also important to help reduce the chance of dental caries and to avoid damage to the gums. Too much drinking or smoking is not only bad for your health, it is bad for the bones in your mouth. It can prevent healing and lead to bone loss in the jaw.  

How Weston Dental Office Can Help 

It is important to watch your diet and visit your dentist on a regular basis. Caring for your implants and your natural teeth properly will ensure that you have a healthy smile for years to come. For more information on how we can help you with your cosmetic dentistry needs, give us a call at 416-247-1928. 

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