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Who is a good candidate

For Dental Implants?

To be a good candidate for dental implants at Fox Point Dental Studio, your overall health should be good, and your mouth should be healthy. You cannot have dental implants if you are suffering from issues like tooth decay, gum disease, or infected teeth. These issues must be addressed before you can be treated with a dental implant.

In addition, you must be prepared for the lengthy dental implant treatment process. Implants provide the best long-term results for restoring missing teeth. However, they are usually not covered by insurance, and it can take 3-6 months or longer to restore your smile.

Your jaw bone must also be relatively strong. If you have lost a tooth, it’s usually best to place an implant within one year of tooth loss. If you wait too long, the underlying bone structure will deteriorate. This may make you ineligible for a dental implant, or require you to have an additional surgery like a bone graft or sinus lift to strengthen the area before implant placement.

What are the benefits

of Dental Implants?

Dental implants have a number of great benefits. First, they help support the health of your jaw bone, unlike dentures and dental bridges. Because your implant will be permanently placed into your jaw and gum, it transmits force and stimulates the underlying bone, preventing bone loss.

Dental implants also have a long lifespan of 30+ years with proper care, and most patients can keep their implants for the rest of their lives. They also do not require much special care beyond brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist every six months for a checkup.

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

What’s the Difference?

Dental implants and dentures have a few major differences. Unlike dentures, dental implants are fixed in place and are not removable. They will never shift when eating, chewing, smiling, and speaking. 

Dental implants also help strengthen your jaw if placed shortly after tooth loss. In contrast, dentures do not. Even if you restore your smile with a full or partial denture, your jaw will continue to weaken. 

Dentures also usually last only about 5 years before requiring replacement. In contrast, dental implants can easily last 30+ years without needing to be replaced, as long as you care for your mouth properly.

Can You Have

Implants and Dentures at The Same Time?

It is possible to use multiple single-tooth implants alongside a partial denture to restore your smile. However, this is not an ideal way to restore your smile. Partial dentures wear out much more quickly than dental implants and do not support the health of your jaw bone. 

However, if you have a set of traditional full-mouth dentures, it is not possible to both keep your traditional dentures and get dental implants. Traditional dentures must fit directly over your gums, so implants will interfere with these dentures.

Instead, you may be able to opt for a full-mouth restoration with implant-supported dentures. A series of 4-6 implants can be placed in the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth. Then, Dr. Major and Dr. Zellmer will create a new set of implant-supported dentures for your mouth. 

These dentures will clip onto your implants, restoring your smile just like a set of traditional dentures. Implant-supported dentures have a number of great benefits. They preserve your jaw health and will never shift or move, and they last much longer than traditional dentures.

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