Implanted dentures, also known as implant-retained dentures, are dentures that are supported and stabilised by dental implants.
Introducing implanted dentures
Implanted dentures are dentures that are held in place by dental implants. They provide additional security and enhanced levels of functionality. If you have implanted dentures, you can expect to enjoy all the benefits of a healthy, strong, natural smile. With this option, the denture is not stabilised purely by the natural suction of the gums or a denture adhesive. Instead, it is secured by implants, which are placed inside the jaw bone. Implants are titanium devices, which take on the role of the missing root. Once the implants are settled in the bone tissue, the denture is attached, and your smile will look incredible.
The benefits of implanted dentures
Implanted dentures offer a wealth of benefits for patients who have missing teeth, and they can provide an excellent alternative to conventional dentures for those who have struggled with ill-fitting dentures in the past. Examples of advantages include:
- Strong, healthy, natural-looking smiles
- No risk of slipping, sliding or wobbling
- Reduced risk of bone loss
- Restoration of clear speech
- No risk of gum irritation or soreness
- Improved oral function
- Peace of mind when you eat or smile in public
- No need for denture adhesive
- Increased comfort
- Long-term results
What exactly are dental implants?
Dental implants are small screw-like appliances, which are usually made from titanium. Titanium is selected because it is a bio-compatible material, and this means that it can actually integrate into the bone tissue in the jaw. The implant acts a substitute for the missing tooth root, and it provides the same level of stability and anchorage as a natural root. Implants will ensure that your partial or complete denture remains in place, and they can also help to stimulate the bone to prevent bone loss and gum shrinkage.