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How to Smoothly Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

November 25, 2021

Filed under: Support — cpranadental @ 8:19 pm
Woman smiling with dental implants

Ready to say goodbye to dentures for good? While dentures can be lifechanging for people who are missing most of or all of their teeth, for others, there is a superior option. More than 3 million Americans are already benefiting from dental implants, and more are just getting ready to make the switch. Here are some of the benefits that dental implants have over dentures and what you should know about the upgrade you’re about to make.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

There are numerous reasons to transition from dentures in Lincoln Park, including the fact that dental implants have so many benefits that you can’t find anywhere else. Here are just a handful of them:

Stability

When dentures aren’t fitting as they should, you will notice that they lack stability. It is difficult to eat when they are slipping and sliding around in your mouth. Dental implants are anchored into the jawbone, providing stability like natural teeth.

No Food Restrictions

You should still be careful when eating foods that are particularly hard or sticky, but you won’t have any eating restrictions once your implants heal. This is because they restore up to 90% of your natural chewing power.

Prevents Jawbone Loss

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that preserves the integrity of the jawbone. They replace the natural root of the tooth, therefore allowing the bone to be stimulated from regular biting and chewing.

Long-Lasting

Dentures need to be replaced approximately every 7 to 10 years. Implants can last upwards of 30 years or even the rest of your life with proper maintenance.

Easy Maintenance

There is no need to stock up on adhesives or soak your dentures while you sleep. You take care of your implants like you would with your natural teeth. Just brush, floss, and rinse.

3 Tips for Making the Transition

It will take some time to get used to your dental implants. Here are some helpful tips:

Get Rest

Your mouth will take time to heal after your dental implant surgery. Take off a couple days of work ahead of time and get plenty of rest.

Stick to Softer Foods

You won’t have any food restrictions once your implants have completely healed, but for now it is important that you are sticking to soft foods so that the healing process goes smoothly.

Adjust Your Dental Hygiene Regimen

You won’t be needing any of your adhesives or soaking solutions anymore. Instead, you will need to adjust to an oral hygiene routine similar to one for natural teeth. You can find special toothbrushes made specifically for people who have dental implants to make the process easier.

There is an adjustment period when you get dental implants, but it is all worth it for the unique benefits. You’ll have your smile back in no time!

About the Author

Dr. Shahin Ghobadi earned his dental doctorate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and served as the chief resident at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Currently, he is a proud member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, and New Jersey Dental Association. Over his career, he has won several awards, including the Dental Implant Student Award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Pre-Doctoral Achievement Award from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. To learn more about dental implants or to schedule a consultation at his office in Lincoln Park, visit his website or call (973) 633-5666.

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