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Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant-Retained Dentures

Dentures are a great alternative to missing teeth and are the choice of many people who have lost multiple or all of their teeth.

Unfortunately, for a great number of denture wearers, the experience of wearing dentures is not as good as they had hoped it might be. Most denture wearers will tell you that the main problem they face is that some dentures slip and slide around in the mouth, making it difficult for them to speak clearly and eat anything other than soft food. It needn’t be that way.

What is the procedure for Implant-Retained Dentures?

We use dental implants to help stabilise dentures and improve the quality of life for our patients. The patient will need to undergo a short spell of oral surgery during which 4-6 implants will be placed into the jawbone.

These are made from titanium which has the ability to merge biologically with the surrounding bone to form a permanent and strong foundation to support both the implants and the prosthetic.

What are the benefits of Implant Retained Dentures?

  1. Mini implants are often used to retain dentures since they don’t require as much bone for their placement. This is a less invasive process than with standard implants and doesn’t involve waiting for them to fuse with the surrounding bone
  2. The use of mini implants often avoids the potential need for a bone graft prior to the placement of implants, which lowers costs and recovery time
  3. Since mini implants are smaller and require less surgery time, the overall costs are less than with standard dental implants
  4. As few as 4 implants can hold dentures in place securely and prevent them from slipping and sliding around in the mouth
  5. Often a person’s existing dentures can be modified with fixtures that snap on to the implants
  6. Implant retained dentures feel more like natural teeth and allow the patient to eat the food they like. Since they can withstand more pressure than a conventional denture, the patient will be able to eat healthier food such as crunchy fruit and vegetables, nuts and lean meat
  7. Implant retained dentures are more comfortable and eliminate the need for any dental adhesives. Because they don’t move around, the patient will no longer be plagued with tender gums and mouth sores
  8. Since the implants prevent any further bone loss, the facial structure will be preserved and you’ll look years younger

When you lose a tooth, your jawbone will stop receiving the relevant signals from that tooth and will then think that it is no longer needed. This causes bone resorption and continues to gradually become weaker, leading to loss in facial volume, mouth function and the need for extra bone work in the future should you wish for dental implants in the future. Implant retained dentures use a titanium root, giving it the sense of purpose again, and your jawbone will remain strong and healthy.

If you’ve considering dentures or are having issues with your existing set, then why not come and have a talk with us. At 33 Dental our highly skilled implant dentist is experienced in all types of dental implants with a great reputation. Stabilised dentures can transform your life, give you back your confidence and let you get on without worrying what your teeth are doing.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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