Implant Retained Dentures
Considering Implant retained Dentures? Unhappy with how loose and ill-fitting your current dentures are? We know how frustrated and restricted loose dentures can make you feel.
Not to worry, switching to the permanent fixed will help improve your life in a number of ways, from helping you feel more confident and less embarrassed to giving you access to the foods you love you may have been restricted from in the past due to your loose dentures. Here at Zobel Dentistry, we use the cosmetic option of dental implants to secure your dentures for that permanent secure feel.
What are Implanted dentures?
Dental implant dentures are a permanent reliable option for dentures wearers, after a short surgical procedure, The patient experiences a marked improvement from their previous traditional removable dentures. We follow a similar program to The Implant Centre.
- No need for adhesives, pastes, sticky gum or powders.
- Surgical Implants help to maintain your facial structures by preserving the remaining bone in your jaw.
- Minimising facial wrinkles around the mouth by restoring lost lip-support.
- Markedly improves your ability to chew – you can eat whatever you want and enjoy your food again.
- Secure and comfortable – no more embarrassing moments due to loose dentures!
The placement of the Implant is a surgical procedure which involves raising the gum and drilling the bone. Once the procedure is complete there is little or no discomfort. A short period of time, roughly 8-12 weeks may be left before dental impressions are taken for the final overdenture, this time allows the bone to fuse with the implant.
Next comes the fitting of the overdentures, which are added to the implant locators, this allows the dentist to provide well fitting and tight dentures, giving you the confidence to smile and eat.
Aftercare from implanted dentures may depend on a series of factors, which may include various required procedures to complete your treatment, however, it is generally the norm that once an implant has been added, maintaining good oral hygiene ensures a lack of issues.
If the patient does not practice proper oral hygiene, such as flossing and brushing then a build up of bacteria may result in swelling from an infection.
After the surgical procedure, there should be a little discomfort, slight swelling and bleeding may occur after brushing, this is normal but if this persists and is painful after a period of time of healing, then consult your dentist as soon as possible.