You may be unable to wear unassisted dentures due to bone loss, insufficient palate and bone definition or if you suffer from a sensitive gag reflex. Whatever your problem, implant retained dentures from Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol could be the denture stabilisation solution you are looking for.
What are implant retained dentures?
Implant retained dentures are dentures stabilised by dental implants to stop movement, which can otherwise make gums sore and tender. The implants used are either traditional or mini depending on the condition of your jaw and gums - both are able to provide extra denture stabilisation.
How do implant retained dentures work?
You will be fitted with between four to six implants per arch, depending on your condition, which are then attached to your denture to hold it in place. The placement and healing time of traditional implants is three to six months to enable your jawbone to fuse completely with the implant. If you are unsuitable for traditional implants due to insufficient bone density, you may be fitted with mini implants which can often be used for denture stabilisation immediately after treatment. Traditional implants are fitted under the gums with a dental drill whereas the fitting of mini implants is less invasive, but doesn't provide the same long-lasting results.
What are the benefits of implant retained dentures?
Implant retained dentures offer great benefits to many people who have suffered with loose and painful dentures including:
- You can eat, speak and smile without worrying about your denture becoming loose.
- Sore spots and pressure points will be a thing of the past.
- Implants can help to prevent bone loss which often occurs when missing tooth roots are left unfilled.
- A gorgeous looking and natural feeling smile.
If you are interested in the fitting of implants for the stabilisation of your dentures, please get in touch with the team at Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol on 0117 973 1910 for a proper assessment.