Dental implants are a modern dental phenomenon and we are incredibly proud to offer implant treatment and implant-retained dentures right here in Bristol. If you’re not up to scratch with implant info, here is a guide to the ins and outs of implant-retained dentures:
What are dental implants and when are they used?
Dental implants are a modern solution for patients with missing teeth and can be used as an alternative to dental bridges and dentures. Implants are made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material. This means that once the implant is placed inside a socket in the jaw bone, it can integrate into the actual bone tissue. Integration facilitates enhanced stability, which means that the new tooth offers the same level of strength and functionality as a healthy natural tooth.
Dental implants are suited to most people with missing teeth, as they are compatible with various different restorations including bridges, dentures and single crowns.
Everything you need to know about implant-retained dentures
Implant-retained dentures are secured by dental implants. With this treatment, you can enjoy all the benefits of implants and dentures combined. Sometimes, people have issues with dentures, such as a poor fit, irritation and limited ability to enjoy a wide range of foods. With implant-retained dentures, none of these issues are a concern and you can enjoy peace of mind that your denture is completely stable.
Implant-retained dentures may be advisable for patients who have experienced problems with traditional dentures in the past or those who have a large number of missing teeth. Implants are built to last for many years and provide the closest match to natural teeth. If you’d like to find out more, simply call reception or pop in and book an appointment.
Missing teeth can cause all kinds of problems and at Clifton Dental Studio, we have the perfect solutions. Our magnificent missing tooth treatments restore smiles, boost confidence, enable you to eat a healthy, balanced diet and enjoy better standards of oral health. Our tooth replacements include:
Dental bridges are a popular solution for people who have a single missing tooth or a few gaps in their smile. Bridges are traditionally made from a false tooth fused to a crown on either side and they are an affordable and convenient treatment option. Treatment can be completed in two sessions and bridges are made from durable materials such as metals and ceramics. They last up to 15 years. Ceramic bridges are popular because they look incredibly natural.
Dental implants are the most versatile tooth replacement solution on the market at the moment and they are suitable for the vast majority of people with missing teeth, regardless of age and how many teeth are missing. The aim of the implant, which is a small prosthesis made from titanium, is to replace the root of the missing tooth. Once the implant is secure in the jaw bone, it is then connected to a restoration and this stage of treatment replaces the visible part of the tooth. Implants are compatible with bridges, dentures and single crowns and they last for many years.
Modern dentures are a simple and affordable means of replacing a few missing teeth or a full arch of lost teeth. Dentures are sets of natural-looking prosthetic teeth fitted for the individual. They are designed to function like natural teeth and are easy to look after.
If you are interested in tooth replacement treatment and would like to find out more about the options available at Clifton Dental Studio, don’t hesitate to call and book an appointment.
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.
At Clifton Dental Studio we understand the unique needs of our clients and we aim to provide a range of treatment choices to suit every patient. We have a fantastic range of tooth replacements available to cater for our clients’ varying needs and preferences and are confident that we can find the perfect solution for you.
Replacing missing teeth
There are countless benefits of replacing missing teeth and we encourage our patients with missing teeth to consider replacement options. Today, there are some really amazing prostheses on offer and with replacement teeth, you can enjoy enhanced aesthetics, better oral health, clear speech and the ability to eat properly.
Our treatment list boasts:
Dental implants and All-on-4:dental implants are a long-term option suitable for patents with one or more missing teeth. Implants replace the tooth root and they are secured into the jaw bone tissue. They are then connected to a bridge, denture or crown. As well as traditional implants, we are delighted to offer All-on-4, a same-day implant treatment that uses four implants to anchor a full arch of new teeth.
Dentures and implant-retained dentures:dentures are sets of false teeth designed to look like natural teeth. They are secured by the suction power of the gums and the treatment process is quick and simple. Dentures are an affordable option for patients with several missing teeth or a full arch of lost teeth. We also offer implant-retained dentures, which offer the benefits of dentures and dental implants. These dentures enjoy enhanced security for increased bite power, natural aesthetics and peace of mind.
Dental bridges: bridges are a very popular option for patients who have a single missing tooth. The traditional fixed bridge, the most common type of bridge, is made from a false tooth with crown on each side for support. Many people choose to have a ceramic bridge that blends in with the natural teeth for a seamless aesthetic. Bridge treatment can be completed within 2-3 weeks and a bridge should last up to 15 years.
Our implant-retained dentures could be the perfect solution for patients looking for peace of mind, amazing aesthetics and enhanced functionality in Bath and beyond. If you’ve had troubles with badly fitting dentures in the past or you’re searching for a long-term solution for missing teeth in 2015, Clifton Dental Studio could have the ideal solution for you.
What do implant-retained dentures do?
These dentures combine aspects of implant and denture treatment to provide a long-term and effective solution for tooth loss. These dentures offer much more than standard dentures and could be just what you’ve been looking for if you’ve experienced painful or poorly-fitted dentures in the past.
With implant-retained dentures, the dentures are secured in place using dental implants. Implants are small rods made of titanium that are inserted into the sockets in the jaw bone to take on the role of an artificial tooth root. Implants provide a similar level of stability to a natural tooth root. This means that the denture is completely stable and you won’t find it slipping out of place or losing its perfect fit.
With implant-retained dentures, the implants are placed first. This procedure involves positioning the implants in small holes in the bone of the jaw. Once the implants have integrated with the bone tissue, the denture is ready to be fitted and the teeth will look and feel like healthy, strong, natural teeth.
Implant-retained dentures boast a host of benefits, from increased stability and support to natural aesthetics, convenience and long-term results. Unlike normal dentures, which are held in place by the suction of the gums, these dentures are anchored by implants and this not only gives greater support, but also improves the function of the teeth. With implants, you can enjoy increased bite power, so no foods are off-limits, as well as enhanced facial aesthetics.