With the holidays, just right around the corner, it won’t be too long before we all are able to enjoy the delicious smells of the season. For some people, while they enjoy preparing their holiday favourites, they are unable to enjoy the labours of their work due to problems with their teeth or current dental appliances.

 

For instance, traditional dentures and removable dental bridges can make it difficult to bite down and chew certain types of foods. There could even be issues with the dental appliance or denture slipping or food getting underneath, making it even harder to fully appreciate and enjoy holiday gatherings with your friends, family, and relatives.

 

Fortunately, thanks to the latest advancements in dentistry, there are several different options available today for artificial tooth replacement. These options offer a more-authentic look and feel for the teeth, and even function similar to actual natural teeth!

 

One popular option is dental implants. Initially, individual implants were rather expensive, but just like other things, the costs have come down over the years, and they are now becoming more affordable for many people. Implants are well suited in patients, who want to replace one or several missing teeth, but not necessarily to replace all of their teeth. Even if you need to replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw or both implants could be the right choice for you, too!

 

Another option is called an implant supported denture plate. This option combines implant technologies, along with traditional dentures to create a more affordable solution for patients who want the benefits of individual implants, but are on a budget. Rather than being held in place using denture adhesives or using the remaining teeth and weakening them, the denture plate is secured to implant anchors and locked into place. The result is a much tighter fitting dental appliance, held firmly in place. Implant denture plates also eliminate the problems with slippage and food getting underneath the plate.

 

Both options provide for solid teeth and allow you to bite down and chew your favourite foods. Besides improving your bite and chewing abilities, implants and implant denture plates help prevent jaw bone density loss, sagging facial features, and a reduction in existing bone levels

 

How Long Does It Take to Get Implants or Implant Denture Plates?

The entire process does vary from one patient to the next based upon their overall health and speed of recovery. One of the main factors is the amount of time needed for your gums to heal after having the implant anchors surgically installed. However, temporary teeth or denture plates are provided during this time.

The best solution is to schedule an initial consultation appointment with Dr. Carol Waldman and her team of dental professionals. During this meeting, Dr. Waldman and her staff are there to answer your questions and provide detailed information about the procedure to help you determine the most appropriate solution that best fits your needs and objectives. Schedule your consultation today by calling our dental clinic in North York at 416.445.6000!