Implant-retained dentures combine the best aspects of dentures and dental implants; they are dentures that are held in place by dental implants.
About dental implants
Dental implants are a treatment for missing teeth; they are designed to fill the gap left by the root section of the missing tooth. Implants are titanium posts, which are screwed into sockets in the jaw bone; the idea is that the implant integrates into the bone so that it can provide optimum support for the new restoration.
Dental implants are suitable for a wide range of patients because once the implant has healed, it can be attached to a single crown, a denture or a dental bridge.
What are the advantages of implant-retained dentures?
Dentures are an effective treatment in their own right, but implant-retained dentures have a host of benefits.
Dentures are usually held in place by the natural suction of the gums, but dental implants provide a much greater level of support and they help to eliminate many of the issues faced by denture-wearers.
With dental implants, there is no risk of the denture coming loose or sliding out of place, so you can eat what you like and you don’t need to worry about your dentures irritating your gums and causing sore spots.
Implant-retained dentures also last longer than conventional dentures and they are easier to maintain.
If you would like to find out more about implant-retained dentures, call us today to make an appointment near Leicester!
At Aesthetic Smiles near Glenfield we provide modern and functional solutions to missing teeth, including the latest dentures.
We recommend replacing teeth that have been lost through decay or injury to prevent problems with the bite, difficulty eating and altered speech. Dentures help to restore full function to the mouth and improve the aesthetic of the smile.
About our dentures
We use high quality materials to ensure our patients have the best quality dentures. We offer modern, bespoke dentures, which improve the aesthetic of the smile lend support to the cheeks and lips for an attractive facial aesthetic and enable you to eat and speak normally. Dentures are a very effective treatment for one or more missing teeth and they can have a very positive impact on your quality of life, especially if you have had missing teeth for a long time or you have a large number of missing teeth.
There is a stereotypical belief that dentures look like big, bulky false teeth, but this is simply not the case; our innovative dentures look like natural teeth and they are light and comfortable. Dentures are made for the individual patient to guarantee a perfect fit and we recommend regular checks to prevent soreness or slipping.
Partial and full dentures
We offer partial and full dentures; partial dentures are designed to replace a small number of missing teeth, while full dentures are intended to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Dentures can be used to replace the top and bottom teeth.
If you have a partial denture, it will be colour matched to your natural teeth to create a more natural looking aesthetic.
Dentures are made from acrylic and metal and modern dentures are much less bulky and cumbersome than they used to be.
If you would like to find out more about our dentures and how denture treatment could benefit you, contact us today!
Dentures can often be a blessing and a curse. They may return the appearance and some functionality to your teeth and mouth, but they are often loose and painful, causing sores and ulcers.
Pastes and adhesives are one option for denture wearers, but they often are unable to truly keep a set of dentures in place. However, patients now have the option of dental implant retained dentures, which provide and extra level of stability for your dentures.
What are dental implant retained dentures?
Dental implants are small titanium posts which are fitted into the jawbone. These are then left to fuse with the bone, after which your dentures can be attached and held firmly in place. 4-6 implants are used when holding dentures in place, which are fitted at strategic angles within the mouth to provide the optimum strength to keep your prosthetic in position.
What are the benefits of dental implant retained dentures?
When dentures are left to rub against the gums, they not only wear down on the tissue, but also on the bones beneath. This is the reason why dentures have to be replaced so often, as the jawbone changes the longer you wear them. With dental implants this problem doesn’t occur anymore, as the dentures are held in place and cannot rub against the gums or the bone. On a functional level eating, speaking and laughing become much easier and free of embarrassment, with your new dental implants providing a stability unrivalled by pastes and adhesives. On an aesthetic level dental implant retained dentures also look a great deal natural, as there is no worry of them falling out of your mouth.
We want all of our patients to experience happiness in your smile, so if you are not happy with your current denture situation please call into the practice today near Stoneygate.
Dental technologies have evolved in leaps and bounds in recent years, and modern dental tools and techniques offer distinctive and unique benefits. Many dental applications like dentures are now designed to better suit the lifestyle needs of modern people, and at Aesthetic Smiles the need for modern solutions is well understood. A consultation with an Aesthetic Smiles near Western Park dentist will ensure that you find a treatment suited to your particular needs and way of life.
Innovative modern dentures
Modern dentures feature a number of improved design features which vastly improve their functionality and comfort. At Aesthetic Smiles one of the modern approaches to dentures employed are Implant Retained Dentures. These are dentures which are fitted with dental implants, titanium insertions which fix dentures to the jawbone and stabilize them for improved chewing and bite strength. The improved support offered by implant retained dentures means that you can comfortably eat foods that would not otherwise be accessible to standard dentures. Dentures of the past lacked anchorage, and because of this would often shift when used, irritating gums and making particularly chewy foods almost impossible to eat . Moreover false teeth of the past would often fall out easily, an issue very effectively addressed through the fitting of modern dentures to dental implants.
Modern dentures offer unique stabilization
Modern dentures are designed to be more streamlined fit more comfortably, however even these are susceptible to falling out or becoming unstable without the anchorage provided by dental implants. Implant-retained dentures offer incomparable security and comfort as they are so effectively stabilized by their implants.
Dental implants can vastly improve the longevity of a set of dentures by preventing unwanted slipping and sliding. Considering the fact that a set of dentures can end up being quite expensive, this is a significant financial benefits.
If you are looking for the most modern denture solution available to you, implant retained dentures can provide you with unprecedented comfort and usability, and are definitely a product worth considering at the high standards provided by Aesthetic Smiles.