Dental implants are an ideal solution for the patient who struggles to cope with a conventional denture and is looking for a more secure fit. In many cases implants can eliminate the feel of a denture.
There are a few options to consider when looking for an implant solution. Feel free to browse our dedicated pages for each option.
WHAT ARE IMPLANT RETAINED DENTURES (overdentures)?
An Implant retained denture is a denture secured in the mouth by an implant, which is a small titanium rod that is inserted into the jaw bone. This ensures the denture is securely fixed in place.
WHO PLACES THE IMPLANT ?
At the Cosmetic Denture Clinic we work in conjunction with highly respected implant dentists to ensure the best possible care in providing dental implants.
ADVANTAGES OF IMPLANT RETAINED DENTURES
Implant retained dentures offer many advantages over conventional dentures. The conventional denture can look great but you may experience one or more of the potential downsides as detailed below.
REGAIN YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
An implant-retained denture can help stop the deterioration of your natural facial contours. Knowing your dentures are secured in place will increase your self-confidence, no more worrying about embarrassing dislodgement or hiding at the back of the restaurant.
EAT THE FOODS YOU LOVE
When conventional dentures are glued with adhesives, the hard and chewy foods you love are often difficult to eat. Implant-retained denture will vastly improve your eating ability, allowing you to choose the foods you want to eat. With implant retained dentures you can chew your food more completely which aids in digestion, your diet can be more varied with the freedom to eat what you want.
NO MORE ADHESIVES
Adhesives for denture retention, while convenient for some, do not truly secure your dentures in your mouth. Conventional dentures that are held-in with fixatives can easily dislodge, affect the taste of the foods you eat and can be very messy. The retention and stability is un-matched with implant-retained dentures, buying and carrying around denture adhesives will be a thing of past.
IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE
Many patients we meet have the same issues- that their dentures are getting them down and holding them back- this does not need to be the case. The denture implant option allows you to take control and regain the quality of your life. Improved speech, improved chewing ability for many patients has a huge positive impact on their life. nnThe feedback we get from patients once there denture is secured is great and only encourages us to give the very best treatment for our clients.
PREVENT BONE LOSS
Unlike conventional dentures, implant-retained dentures use a titanium implant that bonds to living bone. This process, called osseointegration helps preserve your jaw bone – slowing or even stopping the bone shrinkage that is common in patients with no teeth. In contrast, conventional dentures can actually accelerate bone loss due to the constant rubbing of the denture on the gums during chewing.