If you’re sick of struggling with ill-fitting dentures or you’re looking for a convenient, long-term tooth replacement treatment, why not consider implant-retained dentures? These innovative prostheses offer all the benefits of denture treatment with a host of added extras.
What are implant-retained dentures?
Implant-retained dentures are dentures that are anchored by dental implants. Traditionally, dentures are held in place by the suction of the gums, but with this treatment, implants are used to secure and stabilise the denture. With implants in place to hold the denture, there is no risk of the appliance slipping or sliding.
Dental implants are small titanium appliances, which are designed as a substitute for tooth roots; they are placed inside sockets in the jaw bone and they integrate into the bone tissue, enabling them to offer the same degree of functionality as a tooth root. Once an implant has integrated into the bone, it can then be attached to the denture; implants are also compatible with dental bridges and crowns.
How could implant-retained dentures benefit me?
Implant-retained dentures offer stability, functionality and excellent aesthetics, but perhaps most importantly, they give you the peace of mind that your denture will never come loose or slide when you ear eating or speaking in public. This can be a real concern for many patients with dentures and implants are an amazing solution to many of the issues commonly brought up by denture wearers. With implants, the denture is stronger and more stable, so you can chew more powerfully and eat a wider range of foods. Implants can also lower the risk of bone loss and they are very easy to look after.
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