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Implant Retained Dentures

Are You Looking for Fixed Dentures? Implant Retained Dentures can give you the teeth of your dreams!

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Why Choose Implant Retained Dentures?

The secure and stable fit of Implant Retained Dentures allows you to eat, talk and laugh without any anxieties of your teeth coming loose. They can easily be removed for flossing or brushing, an important consideration when the patient is not very dexterous or where there is considerable bone loss.

Further advantages of Implant Retained Dentures include:

  • Improved chewing and taste
  • Elimination of sore spots and pressure points
  • Improved speech and functionality
  • Improved digestion and general health
  • Implant Retained Dentures are palate free

Clinical dental technicians are registered dental professionals who provide complete dentures direct to patients and other dental devices on prescription from a dentist. They are also, qualified dental technicians.

Patients with natural teeth or implants must see a dentist before the CDT can begin treatment. CDTs refer patients to a dentist if they need a treatment plan or if the CDT is concerned about the patient’s oral health.

Please note, that we work alongside dentists and can refer you if you are not under a dentist’s care.

Problems With Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures, that are held in place by the natural selection of gums, have been used for many years and are a great option for some people. But some wearers of traditional dentures do give rise to a few problems; the lower denture can become dislodged by the tongue, which is uncomfortable and can be embarrassing.

Poorly fitting dentures can cause discomfort because the gums are not designed to support dentures and the gum tissue will eventually deteriorate resulting in the possibility of more teeth being lost. Upper dentures usually stay in place better but they may sometimes obscure the palate and reduce enjoyment in eating and drinking.

How can dental implants help to retain dentures?

Dental implants will hold your dentures firmly in place: they are small titanium screws that are implanted into the jaw and act like the natural tooth root. Titanium is a biocompatible material that will fuse into the jawbone through the process of osseointegration, so they become part of you and look and feel extremely natural. Dentures supported by implants will be much more stable; comfort and retention are improved and the bulk of the jawbone is retained. Your natural looking dentures will be constructed to match your existing teeth and complement your features; cosmetic treatments such as tooth whitening may also be considered so that we achieve a natural confident smile.

Are denture implants suitable for me?

Although Implant Retained Dentures are increasingly popular they are not always appropriate for everyone. To allow the implants to be fitted correctly, you need to have healthy gums and a sufficient thickness of jawbone for the titanium rods to be inserted into. At sMiles Better we can fit dentures onto existing denture implants. Please note that surgical fitting of denture implants can also be carried out by an implant surgeon.