By placing dental implants into the gums, we can provide physical retention for the denture. These attachments are called abutments. The abutments ‘CLICK’ into the denture – firmly hold the denture in place.
Since the implant retained denture does not rely on suction to stay in place, the design of these dentures is such that the root of your mouth is uncovered. A conventional denture would normally cover the whole roof of your mouth, this reduces the taste sensation and ability to eat well. However, with an implant retained denture, this is not an issue.
We understand that losing all of your teeth can be a daunting experience, and we will ensure that your treatment journey is as stress-free as possible. We will be there to support you all the way, and on completion of your Dental Implant treatment, we will be delighted to hear about all the foods you have managed to eat and the social occasions you have been able to attend without worrying about your teeth.
What are Implant Retained Dentures?
Regain your confidence with the smile you have always dreamed of using Implant Retained Dentures. Many dental implants hold an Implant-Retained Denture securely in place, meaning it is stable in function and can still be easily removed for cleaning. Placing a small number of Dental Implants allows your denture to ‘lock’ in place without sticky adhesive.
Ill-fitting and loose dentures can be a significant problem. An Implant Retained Denture offers a cost-effective solution for replacing a full set of teeth. Implant Retained Dentures offer reliability and improved function over traditional dentures, allowing you to eat the foods you love without worrying that your teeth let you down. You don’t need to compromise by changing your diet, sticking to soft food and avoiding certain social occasions.
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Buccal mucosa, mandibular vestibule, gingiva, and lateral borders of the tongue are most commonly affected.
Other sites though rare include, the lip, the floor of the mouth, retromolar trigone, palate, mandibular and maxillary alveolar ridges.
Implant-supported Upper Denture
when all the teeth in an arch are missing, an excellent treatment for replacing them is a denture secured with implants. Depending on your situation. the denture may snap onto the implants in your jaw, or it may clip to a bar attached to the implants. These systems keep the denture secure in your mouth but allow you to remove it when necessary. Placing an implant retained denture generally involves several phases. First, we completely numb the area to make you comfortable. Openings are made in your gums, and a channel for each implant is made in the bone; then, we place the implants into the prepared channels. Covers are placed on the implants, and the gums may be stitched closed for healing. You might wear a temporary denture during the healing period, or your denture can be modified to fit over the implants. Healing may take several months as the implants become securely fused to the bone.
The next phase starts with a series of appointments to fabricate your final denture. If your gums were stitched closed, the dentist would gently expose the implants, then the dentist generally takes impressions and bite registrations. The lab uses these materials to make an accurate model of your mouth. They’ll use the model to create a final denture that fits the implants and your bite precisely. When it’s ready, the dentist place the denture onto the implants, checks the fit and your bite, and you’ll have your beautiful final denture.
Implant Retained Dentures Explained
Sometimes when you have a lot of bone loss, you may find the denture slipping and sliding inside your mouth. You may want to have an implant retain denture to help hold the denture in place. Implant retained dentures are dentures that are kept in your mouth via some mini implants that go inside your jaw. Implants can help to retain the denture in a certain position to chew and speak more effectively without the dentures moving around inside your mouth.
Implant retained dentures stay in place via the actual implants. The mini implants in the jaw engage with the fixings on the underside of the actual denture, so the actual dentures would be fixed onto the implants while they’re inside your mouth. There are two different types of dentures you have ball retained dentures, where you have little balls on the end of the implants, or you can have bar retained dentures, where you have a bar running across the two implants. Your denture would fix to them differently depending on which fixings you have on the underside of your denture. Implant retained dentures involve several appointments; you would first need to go and see a surgeon to have the implants placed. Sometimes we’d need to wait up to three months for the implants to integrate with the bone. Then, you can have the read entries made in the normal denture process of having four visits and several impressions of having the actual denture part made of the implant denture and implanting dentures. Some complete dentures can be adapted to become implant-retained dentures but you would need to go and speak to your dentist to see whether that is possible for you. Even if you have implant retained dentures, you must clean around your denture and make sure that you remove all food particles and make sure that you clean around your implants well and clean the around your denture very well as well. You should remove them and leave them out at night time you must maintain your dental checkups with implant retained dentures, especially to go and check the integrity of your implants and make sure that they’re still well fixed. Typically you can’t get implant retained dentures on the NHS; they would usually be a more private option, but you’d have to discuss with your dentist your options. The costs of implant retained dentures are your circumstances how many teeth you have missing, and your bone levels. Implant retained dentures can cost privately anything from 4,000 dollars upward you.
Implant-supported dentures withstand the forces of biting and chewing much better than conventional dentures. The dental implants support your new teeth. They do not rest or rub on your gums. Your new teeth don’t rock. Your new teeth don’t rub. You will experience improved confidence. Know that your teeth will remain in place while you speak, eat or laugh. You will experience a significantly improved ability to taste your food for upper arches since the palate or roof of your mouth is not covered.
Dental implant-supported dentures require the placement of dental implants. A benefit of conventional dentures is that implants can help prevent shrinkage of the jaw bone. This is because chewing allows the implants to stimulate the jawbone, which prevents bone resorption or shrinkage.
Upper Implant & Denture Advantages
Upper dentures attached to implants have several advantages. The implants slow or stop the loss of jawbone that occurs when teeth are missing.
The dentures are stable in the mouth, and they can often be shaped.
They don’t cover the palate. This makes it easier to talk, chew and taste your food.
The dentures are removable for easier cleaning and checkups.
Your implant-retained denture can provide a secure and natural smile with proper home care and regular checkups.