Implant Supported Removable Dentures
Conventional removable dentures rely on the underlying jaw bone for support. But overtime, the gum and bone shrinks and it becomes increasingly difficult to create a satisfactorily retentive denture. Implants are a great solution in this situation. 2 – 4 implants in one jaw, with retentive attachments, can give our patients prosthesis that is functional again.
Implant retained dentures are more often used for the lower jaw, and are able to resist the displacing force of the oral muscles during chewing and speech. They give the wearer increased confidence in social situations. From a functional point of view the patient is able to eat foods that were challenging previously.
Our professional team of dentists will discuss all your treatment options, pros, cons, risks and costs to help you reach your decision. Our dentist then takes measurements of your jaws and teeth with dental impressions, and your occlusion with facebow measurements. This allows our dentist to recreate an exact model of your jaws and their relationship. Along with a 3D scan, our dentist collates all the information in order to plan your optimal implant treatment.
Implant surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic and sterile surgical conditions. After the implants are placed, your will receive some stiches to help the healing, and instructions on how to care for the site. Medicines will also be prescribed to aid the healing, and for pain relief.
There are a number of methods available for providing provisional and final dentures. Your plan will be customised for your needs, and explained thoroughly before embarking on treatment.
When your final denture is provided, it will be checked for occlusion and fit, and you will be given instructions on how to care for the implants and the denture.
You will be reviewed frequently initially, with the intervals increasing until your implant reviews can take place as part of your regular dental check-up. Maintenance of all your teeth including the implant supported ones, remains vital as always.
Implants have an excellent survival rate, however a small percentage do experience complications, lifestyle factors among many other things can affect the success of your implant treatment. We will be with you every step of the way, and should complications occur, we will work with you to find a solution.
Implant treatment is complex and multi-phased. The choice of implant system among other factors will have a significant impact on price. We would encourage you to meet with our dentist for a consultation, and discussion of your particular needs and treatment costs.
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Implant Supported Bridge
An implant supported bridge, or implant supported fixed denture, is the replacement of multiple teeth in one span with implants and a fixed prosthesis.
Implant Supported Single Crown
When you’re missing a single tooth, you have the option of a conventional bridge. Alternatively we can place an implant supported crown. In situations where the adjacent teeth are pristine, or conversely unsuitable to act as bridge abutments, the implant supported crown is an ideal solution.
Conventional removable dentures rely on the underlying jaw bone for support. But overtime, the gum and bone shrinks and it becomes increasingly difficult to create a satisfactorily retentive denture.