Dental technology is constantly evolving, offering better treatment options for many of the common dental problems we’ve faced since time immemorial. One of the biggest developments recently is the popularisation of dental implants

Dental implants have become extremely popular among people who are missing teeth. The Sydney restorative dentists at My Hills Dentist love them, too. We’ve invested significantly in training and technology to enable us to deliver great results and a great dental implant experience. However, we also know that dental implants are not the only tooth replacement solution. For many people, dentures remains a great option for practical, comfortable, and attractive replacement teeth. 

Here’s why you should consider dentures if you’ve lost one or more teeth. 

Not Everyone Is a Candidate for Dental Implants

mature woman smilingOne of the great benefits of dental implants is that almost everyone is a candidate for the procedure. However, you might not be a candidate for dental implants if you:

  • Aren’t healthy enough for surgery
  • Don’t have enough bone to support implants
  • Can’t afford or don’t want to pay for them

Although dental implant surgery is very short and minimally invasive–even more so thanks to our digital implant procedure–it’s still surgery. Check with your doctor to see if dental implant surgery will work for you. Sometimes you might be able to get the procedure, but previous health conditions like cancer in the jaw treated with radiation therapy might increase the risk of complications or loss of the implant. 

In addition, dental implants depend on your natural bone for support. If you don’t have enough bone, you can’t get implants without a procedure to increase the size and/or density of the bone. This can increase the time and cost of implants. 

Speaking of cost, dental implants are more expensive than dentures. Sometimes people look at the cost and decide they can’t afford it or don’t want to pay for implants. We do what we can to control the cost of dental implants. We even offer dental financing to help you afford implants. 

These are all reasons why you and your Sydney restorative dentist might decide implants aren’t right for you. 

Dentures Are Better Than Ever

However, not being a candidate for dental implants doesn’t mean you have to get bad dentures. The truth is that dentures are also constantly improving. They are not the dentures you might remember from grandparents and parents who got them years ago. 

At My Hills Dentist, we keep on top of the developments in denture technology to offer some of the most advanced dentures in the Sydney area. The two great denture options we offer are BPS® (Biofunctional Prosthetic System) Dentures and the Denture Fountain of Youth®

BPS® dentures combine quality and affordability. Utilising advanced digital technology in the imaging and design process, plus quality materials for the base and teeth, this system creates great dentures at a great price. You’ll get a beautiful smile with comfortable and functional dentures. The cost savings come from efficiency and accuracy, not cutting corners or using cheap materials.

The Denture Fountain of Youth®, also called FOY® Dentures use accurate measurements and precise fit to do more than replace your teeth. FOY® Dentures restore the youthful proportions of your face, which can reduce the effects of ageing such as jowls, wrinkles around the mouth, turkey neck, and more. Plus, FOY® Dentures will give you a beautiful smile, possibly the best smile of your life, as the procedure takes full advantage of innovations in cosmetic dentistry.

Dentures Can Work with Dental Implants

Plus, it’s important to remember that dental implants just replace tooth roots. You still need something to replace the visible and functional top parts of your teeth. This might be dentures. Your Sydney restorative dentist might recommend a dental bridge that’s attached to your implants in a permanent or semi-permanent way. Other times, though, a removable restoration–essentially dentures–is the best option for your smile. 

Don’t think that just because they’re removable, your replacement teeth aren’t as good. They can give you all the benefits of dental implants, but removal makes them easier to clean and maintain. 

Choose Quality Dentures in the Sydney Area

If you have lost or are facing the loss of your teeth, don’t dismiss dentures until you’ve spoken with a Sydney restorative dentist. If you are considering dentures, work with a dentist who offers quality denture options.  

To learn more about dentures, please call (02) 9686 7375 or use our online form to request an appointment at My Hills Dentist, serving the Sydney area from our office in Baulkham Hills.