The process of getting a denture implant may cost more than the traditional model—but it gives the wearer much more comfort and control. The typical option simply fits on the gum tissue surrounding the jaw. Because this piece is not securely affixed to bone, those that choose to go this route will need to keep in mind what foods they can and cannot eat.
In addition to the false teeth not being stable and the potential awkwardness or humiliation this could lead to—conventional dentures require much more regular maintenance. Because of the ease at which they can be removed and put back in, they must be meticulously cleaned of food particulates. So, while this option is inexpensive, it has its disadvantages. Another major shortcoming of this most conventional model is the wear and tear inflicted on the wearer’s mouth. Over years of use, bone recession in the jaw commonly occurs.
Many individuals fed up with difficulty in chewing, embarrassment at meals, and cumbersome daily cleaning may want to look into getting a denture implant. Doctors will first assess the state of the jawbone, gauging how much bone loss has occurred, and taking into account the width and depth of available bone mass. Then they will devise a customized metallic insert that essentially takes the place of a tooth’s root. Titanium is used predominately for this purpose, and binds well with the bone. The teeth that attach to the metal fixtures are extremely realistic, and don’t have to be constantly taken out to be cleaned. Although it takes several months to fully heal after the operation, patients will enjoy a full ability to eat their favorite foods.