What is implant-retained dentures?
Do you have difficulty eating or speaking while wearing a denture?
Is there anything that makes you avoid social settings because you are embarrassed?
Implant retained dentures are half-moon shaped dental devices that can be used on the top or bottom arch. Unlike traditional dentures, which are held in place by their vast acrylic structure and the structure of the mouth, implant-retained dentures are held securely in place by a small number of precisely placed mini dental implants. Traditional dentures are typically bulky and uncomfortable in the mouth and have the potential to slip or loosen, whereas implant-retained dentures clip onto the dental implants and stay exactly where you want them to be at all times. Moreover, they also help with bite force on the gums, yet they do not fully replicate the natural bite force.
South Lake Smiles offers the best in implant-retained denture services for patients who are looking for a more permanent solution than traditional dentures can provide and to help you get back your smile and confidence.
The Benefits of Implant-retained Dentures
1.) Improved stability
Implant dentures, unlike conventional dentures, are directly attached to the jawbone. So they are more stable and allow patients to eat foods they would have had to avoid with regular dentures. The steadiness also improves speech clarity. Traditional dentures are prone to slipping, which is embarrassing in public. Implant-supported dentures are stable, allowing you to laugh and speak freely without fear of them falling out. The fixed dentures also reduce the risk of breakage or loss.
2.) Maintains jawbone
3.) Cost-effective and easy to maintain clean
4.) Improve biting force
Why choose South Lake Smiles for Implant-retained dentures in South Lake, Western Australia?
Call us today at (08) 6495 4004 to schedule a consultation!
Frequently Asked Questions
- Individuals who have a sufficient and strong jawbone and gum tissue.
- Do not have any medical conditions that would prevent you from undergoing implant surgery or would cause your recovery to be slowed. If you have any medical conditions, it is necessary to consult with your healthcare provider.
- Individuals who are non-smokers or willing to halt the habit of smoking or using tobacco products.
- People who have patience with the entire procedure. Implant-retained dentures generally take a few months to be completed.
Initial consultation and treatment planning.
At this appointment, your South Lake dentist will review your health history, examine your mouth, and perform any necessary measures, such as dental x-rays. This is to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. We will also discuss the cost of the treatment plan and the financing options.
Creating your personalised dentures.
This pre-planning stage includes making appointments in order to customise a high-quality and well-fitting denture.
First, we will administer local anesthesia or sedation to ensure you are comfortable and avoid any discomfort during the operation. Then, the dentist will make an incision in the gums and drill a hole to expose your jawbone and make sure the implant site is clean and dry from saliva. Finally, the implant post will be placed securely and close the area with stitches.
Checkup and adjustment.
Following one to two weeks of surgery, your dentist will remove any remaining stitches (if there are any), adjust your denture, and apply a soft gel to line the dentures to prevent placing pressure on the dental implants.
Preparation for abutments.
We delicately expose the dental implants and put titanium healing caps between three and six months after the operation in preparation for denture abutments.
Placement of abutments and conversion. Once your gums have healed. The next procedure is the placement of the denture abutment, which involves additional surgery.
Fitting your new denture.
During your appointment, we will fit your new denture and ensure that it is properly attached, making any necessary changes to ensure that there are no pressure points. We will also show you how to clean around the dental implants and how to care for your new denture.
Implant-retained dentures are considered a safe procedure. However, just like any other medical procedure, it may have potential risks that you should be aware of:
- Excessive bleeding.
- Discomfort or pain.
- Improper placement which can lead to implant failure.
- Puncture of the sinus cavity.
- Damage to blood vessels or nerves.
- Risk of infection.
Our thorough planning guarantees that our patients’ implants are placed without causing injury to neighbouring tissues.
There are two types of removable dentures: full dentures and partial dentures. Traditional dentures feature a row of natural-looking teeth attached to a pink or reddish base. Denture adhesive and suction are used to attach the base to your gums.
Traditional removable denturesImplant-retained dentures are anchored directly to the jawbone with dental implants and abutments.
This is the main difference between implant-supported dentures and traditional dentures.
Patients must first have dental implants placed in order to receive implant-supported dentures. Abutments are attached to the implants after the posts have fully fused with your jawbone. Once the abutments are attached, the prosthetic is attached.