Implant Retained Dentures
An Implant Retained Denture is a type of over denture that is supported by and attached to Implants. Normally your denture rests on your gums.
If you are finding your conventional dentures are moving whilst you are eating and speaking, they are causing you discomfort or you are restricted to the food types you eat then denture implants could be the answer to all your problems. Bottom dentures are particularly problematic as they just have to sit on the floor of your mouth unlike the top denture that has suction. Denture implants are life changing and have many advantages.
Once your implants are placed by the dentist we are working closely with, our Clinical Dental Technician will custom make your dentures to your specific individual needs and requirements. Your dentures will be made to look and feel as natural as possible. We will never finish your dentures until all partied are fully happy with the appearance of your new smile.
What is a Dental Implant? It is a “root” type device that’s mimics the function of a tooth’s root. By acting as a root the dental implant supports and secures your denture in your mouth, so you won’t have to worry about your dentures becoming loose or falling out of your mouth. Dental implants can be placed in both the upper and lower jaw.
Are Dental implants right for me? If you have been suffering with loose dentures for years, you have not been able to eat the foods you love and you have been using adhesive which seem ineffective and inconvenient, then stabilisation of your dentures with your implants could be the answer to your denture problem.
How many Dental Implants will I need? In general, we recommend that an upper denture is likely to require a minimum of four dental implants, whereas a lower denture may only need two dental implants to hold your dentures securely in place.
Is the placement of Dental Implants painful? Dental implant placement is a very gentle procedure, normally carried out under local anaesthetic. The dentist we use uses a laser technique meaning it is virtually pain free. You may experience some slight discomfort after the procedure which can be relieved with painkillers. Most of our patients report little or no discomfort.
Do Dental Implants require special care? You will need to maintain a good oral hygiene programme and on average visit the dentist once every six months.
- Improved confidence, Stability, Less food caught under the denture, Aesthetically pleasing, Feel almost like natural teeth and no need for adhesives.
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