Dental implants are one of the most exciting developments in modern dentistry and now denture patients can enjoy the benefits of both denture and implant treatment thanks to amazing implant-retained dentures.
Traditionally, dentures are held in place by the gums that assert natural suction power. However, with implant-retained dentures, the denture is secured by dental implants.
What are the advantages of implant-retained dentures?
Implant-retained dentures offer solutions for many of the common complaints raised by denture-wearers, such as slipping, ill-fitting dentures, irritation and a lack of confidence when eating. With dental implants in place to secure the denture, there is absolutely no risk of the denture sliding, so you can have complete peace of mind when you speak, smile or eat and you can enjoy enhanced functionality.
Dental implants are inserted into sockets in the jaw bone. They are designed to act as a substitute for the natural tooth root and they provide the same level of stability as a healthy root.
Implant-retained dentures also make it possible for patients who cannot tolerate traditional dentures for reasons such as bone loss, lack of bone definition or a sensitive gag reflex, to wear dentures.
In cases where traditional implants are not suitable, for example if you have bone loss or your jawbone is slightly weak and lacks density, mini implants may be recommended to support the denture. Mini implants are smaller versions of traditional implants are they are easier to tolerate. They don’t last as long, but the procedure is less invasive and the results are amazing.
If you’ve had trouble with dentures in the past or you are looking for an effective, long-term solution for tooth loss and you like the sound of implant-retained dentures, our dentists will be happy to tell you more. Call now and arrange a consultation to find out if this treatment is the perfect match for you.