Can Dental Implants Replace Dentures?

February 7, 2023

Dentures have been a popular solution for many people after tooth loss occurs. However, while dentures can restore appearance, they aren’t really the long-term solution that minimally invasive dental implants have become.

The major difference between the two is that while dentures rest on your gums, minimally invasive dental implants are fixed into the jawbone for a secure hold like your natural teeth. These days, more and more patients are replacing their dentures with dental implants for increased comfort, improved function and to enjoy a range of other benefits which include fewer dietary restrictions, an easy oral care routine and a more comfortable feel. Dental implants have become the optimum long-term solution over dentures, which is why they are highly recommended among dental professionals.

People used to gravitate to dentures since the treatment was a faster solution. However, these days patients prefer dental implants mainly because of the long-term benefits they provide. And, since implants look, feel and function like natural teeth that’s precisely why many are switching from dentures to dental implants. In addition, regardless of the number of teeth being replaced, dental implants remain a more viable solution for patients with dentures.

For many patients who’ve worn dentures for extended periods of time, they may have experienced bone loss in areas where their natural teeth were missing. If this has occurred, a bone grafting procedure is necessary prior to dental implants getting placed. You can find out more about whether dental implants could be your next step from dentures with a FREE consultation with the team at Lakeside.

Contact us today to arrange a visit and discuss dental implants as a replacement solution for your dentures. We’re here to help you achieve a confident, denture-free, and healthy smile.