There are a lot of reasons you might need dental implants. Maybe you have lost some teeth in an accident, have had serious gum disease in the past, or some other condition that makes dental pain in the future likely. In these cases, complete or partial dental implants can save you a lot of time and pain.

At Vranjes Denture Clinics, we’d like to let you know about the advantages of dental implants (sometimes we refer to as denture implants). For some of our patients in Ottawa, traditional dentures can be awkward and irritate their gums. Dental implants, on the other hand, offer a more permanent solution to your dental problems.

How are denture implants different?

Traditional dentures are artificial teeth that are set in a plastic mould that fits around your gums, filling in any gaps left by missing teeth. Dental implants, rather than fitting over your gums, are anchored directly in your jawbone, much as your natural teeth are.

Dental implants have two main components. First, the implant itself will be attached to your jaw by an Ottawa dental surgeon. Once the dental implants have been attached, you can visit us at our denture clinic to be fit for the dentures themselves, which will be firmly attached to the implants. At our Ottawa clinic, we will take you through the steps of maintaining your dentures and getting used to how they feel.

What advantages do dental implants offer?

Compared to traditional dentures, denture implants offer several advantages, including:

  • No accidental slips:
    • Because they are anchored directly in your jaw, implants from an Ottawa denture clinic are much less likely to slip out of your mouth in social situations than traditional dentures.
  • Easy to clean:
    • Despite their firm hold in your jaw, implants are easy to remove, so you can clean them of any debris from a day’s eating. This helps keep bacteria out of your mouth, which contributes to overall oral health.
  • Help your speech and eating:
    • Missing or painful teeth can disrupt your ability to communicate and eat normally. Because implants behave much like your original teeth they will also aid in restoring your normal eating and speech patterns.

If you would like to learn more about denture implants, contact Vranjes Denture Clinic. We offer a free initial consultation so we can walk you through the process of getting dental implants in full detail.