Imagine life without loose dentures ! Denture Implants or implant supported over-dentures are a good solution for people who have lost most or all of their teeth. Old fashioned dentures can be painful, inconvenient and awkward. Such dentures make it difficult to chew a variety of foods, which can stop you eating many of the foods you once enjoyed. Wearing dentures may also affect how you pronounce words, and therefore the way you speak.
Implant Supported Dentures provide many benefits to patients. Generally, Dentures tend to fit less firmly in the mouth, whereas, your Implant Supported Denture will be more stable. You will also find it easier to speak and you will not have to worry about the Denture becoming loose or falling out of your mouth. Your dietary habits may also improve, being able to eat foods you could do prior to tooth loss. An Implant is a Titanium screw-like structure that is inserted into the jaw bone to replace a natural tooth root. The screw must then heal and integrate within the bone for approximately three to four months before it can be restored with a Denture
There is a variety of implant-based denture replacement solutions available to you;
Denture Implants provide stability where new teeth are attached to two or more dental implants, making this a cost-effective solution. You can chew with confidence a variety of foods and your sense of taste is unaffected. Your teeth can be removed for cleaning and the need for denture adhesives is eliminated.
Bar-retained : A thin metal bar that follows the curve of your jaw is attached to two to five implants that have been placed in your jawbone. Clips or other types of attachments are fitted to the bar the denture, or to both. The denture fits over the bar and is securely clipped into place by the attachments.
Ball-retained : Each implant that is embedded in jawbone holds a metal stud attachment that fits into another attachment on the over-denture. In most cases, the attachments on the implants are ball-shaped that fit into sockets on the over-denture but may be reversed in certain cases.
In both cases, the over-denture is normally made of an acrylic base that will look like gums, with natural looking cosmetic acrylic teeth that look like natural teeth. Bar-retained dentures require at least three implants. Ball-retained dentures need at least two.
Contact us today to discuss your concerns and let us tailor a solution to suit your needs and budget.