Chandler Affordable Dental Implants
Many people opt for removable dentures when they lose their natural teeth. However, dentures have key disadvantages. For example, they don’t have the bite strength of teeth since they’re not rooted in your jawbone. That means foods that require a lot of chewing power can be tough to eat. Another disadvantage is that they get loose over time and must be relined periodically to maintain an adequate fit. Additionally, they rest directly on your gum tissue, which can be uncomfortable and cause mouth sores.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
After you lose your teeth, your body will start to use up the minerals in your jawbone. Over time, your jawbone will shrink, sometimes to the point where you can’t wear a removable denture at all. It’s very difficult to treat shrunken jawbones. It’s also expensive. Implants prevent this shrinkage by signaling to your body that your jawbone is still needed.
Implants can be expensive, and it’s normal to worry about affording treatment.
To address these problems, Dr. Walden can secure a pair of dentures with implants. Since implants replace your original tooth roots, you can bite and chew much more effectively with an implant-supported denture. The optimal number of implants to support an arch of teeth is four to eight, which is costly. There are two good implant options that are more affordable. They both offer value, stability, and function. One option is using only two implants to secure each arch of teeth. Another option is mini implants. Each has its benefits and drawbacks.
Denture with Two Implants
- Two implants ensure your denture won’t slip or float in your mouth, even when you chew or speak.
- Your bite power will improve significantly. You should be able to eat just about whatever you want.
- You can remove this denture yourself to clean it. It’s sometimes called a snap-on denture since the connector pieces will snap neatly onto your implants.
Since there are only two implants, the denture can’t be fixed. It needs to allow some up-and-down movement so that there isn’t too much torque on the implants. That’s why they have a ball-type snap-on attachment.
Mini Dental Implants
- Mini implants prevent attrition of the jawbone, just like full-size implants.
- It’s easier to place minis since they’re thinner than traditional implants and can be inserted through a smaller incision.
- The simplicity and ease of the surgery makes them much less expensive than larger implants.
This technique isn’t right for every case, but it’s a good solution for some patients. Two drawbacks of mini implants are:
- They aren’t as stable as standard implants.
- They’re more vulnerable to stress forces, which means they will break more easily than regular implants.
Quality Affordable Dental Implants
Placing dental implants successfully is challenging and requires a lot of training and care. When implants are placed incorrectly, they can fail. Replacing failed dental implants is much more costly than having affordable implants placed correctly the first time. Dr. Walden has been placing dental implants for almost 20 years.
If you want to find out more about affordable dental implants, please call us at 480-755-1661. You can also fill out this form, and we will call you back. If you aren’t ready to schedule a paid exam but would like to ask Dr. Walden if you’re a candidate for dental implants, you can schedule a complimentary consultation.