+What are dental implants?
Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically screwed into jaw bone to support either one or many artificial teeth.
+Why types of dental implants treatments are available?
The Denture Centre’s current dental implant focus is directed towards individuals who need improved denture care. This means that single tooth implants with crowns aren’t currently within our scope. Dental implants under dentures fall under two broad categories: screw-retained implants and 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 unless the dentist does it. This treatment is as close to getting teeth back as possible because the denture cannot come out during day to day activities. The drawbacks to this treatment are that there are many patients who complain that having a fixed appliance screwed in to their jaw is uncomfortable. Furthermore, having this type of denture restoration requires meticulous dental hygiene practices because of the possibility that food and decay will get under the screwed in denture causing the implants to fail and treated surgically. Finally, this treatment is the most costly dental implant treatment available, generally averaging over $10,000 per jaw.
+What are removable dentures on dental implants?
Because of the high cost and high maintenance required with screw retained dental implants, The Denture Centre generally prefers removable dentures on dental implants. The denture in this treatment snaps on the dental implant and is removable, similarly to a regular denture. The advantage of this dental implant treatment is that it is much easier to clean the denture, whereby the denture is removed from the mouth and brushed in the sink or soaked in a cleansing solution. The oral cavity can easily be brushed once the denture is removed, greatly reducing any chance of decay or disease around the implants. This treatment is also far more affordable; because of how many of these implant retained dentures we work with, our partnered surgeons are able to offer straightforward services and fees, having provided implant treatments from as low as $3,670 for two implants including surgery and all necessary parts (excluding denture.)
+What are 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. Because dental implants are surgically placed, The Denture Centre generally prefers to work with the time-tested traditional dental implants. 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, The Denture Centre feels that it’s always better to work with treatment plans that offer the best outcome.
+How much are dental implants?
Fixed, or screw-retained dental implants usually cost more than $10,000 per jaw. The Denture Centre prefers to work with removable dentures on dental implants because of our ability to provide this treatment at a much more affordable rate. There are generally three fees related to removable dentures on dental implants: