What are Dentures ?
Dentures are usually referred to as false teeth. They are in fact prosthetic teeth designed to replace missing or diseased teeth. Generally they are made from a plastic base with the artificial teeth positioned on the base frame. There are 3 types of Dentures available:
- Implant Retained.
Types and Terms used for Dentures
- A Partial Denture is used when some natural teeth remain.
- A Complete Dentures are required when all the teeth are missing. Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate."
- Conventional Dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. There for it is not ready for placement until 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
- Immediate Dentures are prepared prior to your appointment are inserted on the same day, immediately after the removal of the natural teeth
- Implant retained denture - are fixed to the jaw line through implants
Just like your natural teeth, dentures provide support to your lips and cheeks while helping you to chew food and speak clearly. They can restore the appearance and function of healthy teeth, as well as improving your overall facial appearance. Vermont South Dental can arrange a customised denture to fit comfortably.
Our denture products are sourced from reliable technicians and manufacturers who use advanced materials to provide a great result. This means the dentures we provide look natural and realistic, almost indistinguishable from real teeth. Most importantly they are durable and a comfortable fit.
BENEFITS OF IMPLANT RETAINED DENTURES ?
People who have suffered with dental problems may have had to consider getting dentures. Initially the traditional removable dentures were the only option to replace missing teeth. However they can sometimes prove challenging. Patients can find the denture "clicks" when talking. Or they may not be able to chew some foods properly. Another common problem is that the dentures may need to be replaced due to facial shrinkage, losing or damaging them.
Implant retained Dentures can dramatically improve your quality of life
This type of denture enables proper chewing and speaking, increasing comfort and a boost to your self-confidence. In addition this type of denture gives you the option to a wider variety of foods.
Most importantly, it will keep you looking younger for longer.
WHAT ? I hear you saying , but it is true. Your teeth help to hold your facial structure in place. As this picture shows this lady clearly does not have any teeth and her facial features have been significantly effected.
The implant retained denture is convenient as you wont have to worry about the issues with the convential denture. Further more, it looks natural and it will make your smile beautiful again, for longer.
Ask us at Vermont South Dental for the solution that is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions about Implant retained Dentures
How long does the procedure take and what does it involve?
- Placement of the implant into the jawbone.
- To expose the top of the implant so that the implant-supported denture can be attached. This procedure is normally performed 3 to 6 months after the first one.
However it is also possible to use a one-stage procedure, in which the implant as well as the supporting bar are placed in a single step. Both types of procedures have a good success rate.
The time it takes to complete the treatment depends on different factors, including;
- The Type of implant used.
- Whether the treatment is for the upper or lower jaw.
- If bone grafting is required.
- The number of implants.
For standard implants, the entire process can take anywhere between 5 months to a year or more.
What is the cost?
Because of the complex nature and various options that are available, it is best to make a consultation appointment where the dentist can give you an accurate estimate of costs designed specifically for you in a treatment plan.
Do I need a temporary denture?
The temporary denture is necessary only if you are not already wearing a complete denture for your missing teeth. As the name suggests, the temporary denture is used as a placeholder while you wait for your final implant-supported denture to be made. Furthermore it can also serve as a back-up in the unlikely event the final denture is damaged.
Where will the Implants be placed?
Implants are usually placed in the area of the jawbone with a higher bone mass – commonly at the front of your mouth. The front jaw is also preferred because it does not have many nerves or structures that may complicate the implant placement.
Why should you get Implant Retained Dentures?
Removable dentures must be held in place by a bonding agent. They are traditionally known for coming loose when you eat certain foods. The Implants are held in place more securely into bone and are overall more reliable.
Implant retained dentures are more secure than traditional dentures.
- Implant dentures are also more comfortable for the wearer. Most people say they don’t even feel like they have dentures in.
- This type of denture prevent the patient from experiencing sore spots and pressure points on the gums. This is commonly experienced with removable dentures.
- Wearing implanted dentures prevents further bone loss that can occur from missing teeth. Therefore the facial structure remains the same. Your mouth will be healthier and you'll be looking younger for longer.