+What are dental implants?
Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically screwed into jaw bone to support either one or many artificial teeth.
+Am I too old for dental implants?
Many people over ninety years of age have had implants placed without any trouble at all. After the procedure, most express that they wish that they had not waited so long, disappointed that they didn't have the implants placed earlier in life.
+Are dental implants really necessary?
Yes! Following a symposium held at McGill University in 2002, leading dental researchers determined that the minimum treatment for anyone missing all of their lower teeth is a denture on two implants. This means that a denture alone can no longer be reasonably considered as acceptable treatment for anyone missing all of their teeth.
+Does implant surgery hurt?
Dental implant placement is surprisingly comfortable when compared to other dental procedures. Many patients who have benefited from getting dental implants say that their level of discomfort was minimal because the implant surgery only took about ten minutes per implant to be completed.
+What different types of dentures on dental implants treatments are available?
Dentures secured on implants are generally classed into two categories:
Removable dentures on implants
+What are dentures with screw-retained dental implants?
This type of dental implant treatment involves a much more fixed
denture prosthetic. The denture is screwed in to the implants by the
dentist and is not removable by anyone other than the dentist.
+What are removable dentures on dental implants?
Because of the high cost and high maintenance required with screw retained dental implants, Saberton Denture & Implant's most popular implant treatment is for removable dentures on dental implants.
The denture in this treatment snap on to the dental implant and are removable by the patient, similarly to a regular denture, but much more secure. The advantage of this dental implant treatment is that it is far easier to clean the denture; dentures can be removed daily from the mouth and brushed in the sink or soaked in a cleansing solution. The oral cavity can also be easily brushed once the denture is removed, greatly reducing any chance of decay or disease around the implants.
+Are there any cheaper dental implant options?
Our goal has always been to offer as many denture treatment plans as possible to ensure that no one has to go without teeth, particularly for any financial reasons.
However, dentures on dental implants are a little different in that there’s a surgical aspect. Plus, because dental implants are secured directly into the bone, the denture materials used in denture construction must be as strong as possible to minimize the possibility of breakage. Lastly, the dental implants we work with are guaranteed for life, helping ensure that the surgery only has to be performed once in a lifetime.
So, while dental implants have a higher initial price, the lifetime guarantee of the implants along with the improved fit and quality of life that dental implants provide, help patients understand the importance that we use only the best materials when building a denture secured with dental implants.
+What about mini dental implants?
It’s debatable whether mini implants can even be referred to as dental implants. This treatment is seen as a lower cost alternative to the traditional dental implant whereby mini implants, as the name suggests, are much smaller in size.
Mini implants generally fail at a rate of up to 30%. Because of this high failure rate, Saberton Denture & Implant generally recommends the time-tested traditional dental implant as a solution. While mini implants have their place in helping dentures stay in place, we find that regular dental implants are our preferred choice, simply because of how well they work. And when it comes to surgical procedures, Saberton Denture & Implant feels that it’s always better to work with treatment plans that offer the best outcome.
+Are dentures on dental implants expensive?
This is the million dollar question that everyone asks. While surgery for two new dental implants and a new denture costs about $7,000, the implants are guaranteed for life and the denture usually lasts at least ten years. This means that the actual cost of getting a denture on two implants is less than $2/day. Comparing this amount to the cost of having to use a couple tubes of denture adhesive every week, implants actually work out to be the more affordable option.