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Implant Retained Dentures
You’re tired of your dentures slipping around in your mouth, and you want to get something that will fit better.
Now that you have implant-retained dentures, you can enjoy your life again! Your new artificial teeth will feel and look natural, so no one will know that they aren’t the real thing.
If you have missing teeth, don’t worry! We offer implant-retained dentures at Smiles in Currambine so you can regain that beautiful smile again. In traditional dentures, natural suction or denture adhesive keeps the dentures in your mouth, or you can use a mild adhesive. Alternatively, implant-retained dentures are secured in the mouth by dental implants. Two to four implants are typically required for implant-retained dentures, and mini implants are often used. Implants provide a strong foundation for artificial replacement teeth that look great and last many years longer than conventional dentures or partials do. With implant dentures, you can enjoy the comfort and confidence of natural-looking teeth all day long.
Compared to traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures offer numerous benefits for patients:
If you've been contemplating getting dental implants, but uncertainty holds you back, Smiles in Currambine is here to provide a natural-looking and hassle-free solution. Our implant-retained dentures offer the comfort and convenience of having your own set of teeth, without the discomfort associated with traditional dentures. You can confidently eat, speak, and smile without worrying about dentures slipping or causing discomfort.
Imagine regaining a beautiful smile with teeth that look, feel, and function just like your natural ones. At Smiles in Currambine, our experienced dental professionals use the latest dental technology to create personalized implant-retained dentures that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. The result is a smile that not only looks natural but also boosts your self-confidence.
Your health and safety are our top priorities. Smiles in Currambine has been accredited by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) Limited, demonstrating our commitment to maintaining high standards in infection control and sterilization. We strive to provide the highest quality service to ensure you receive exceptional dental care. Additionally, we understand that budget concerns can be a barrier to dental treatment. That's why we offer interest-free flexible payment plans, making implant-retained dentures more accessible to everyone.
Candidates for implant-retained dentures include those who:
- have lost most or all of their original teeth, spanning an arch,- possess adequate bone density for implant placement,- have good overall oral health, and- do not have systemic health issues that could interfere with their implants’ ability to thrive.
An initial consultation appointment is the first step in the process, during which we will examine your mouth and your medical history. We may take radiographs, clinical photographs, 3D scans, and digital impressions to determine your suitability for dental implants.
Once we have determined that you are an ideal candidate for implant-retained dentures, we will create a personalised treatment plan for you. We will also discuss with you the treatment plan cost and the payment plan options available. The preplanning procedure also involves several visits to make your custom-fitted, high-quality denture.
Your surgery day begins with the removal of any unwanted teeth and the placement of dental implants. In order to place the implant, an incision will be made in the gum line. To provide the support that your new teeth require, we may need to place 6 to 8 implants strategically throughout your jaw bone. The implants will be inserted into the drilled holes, and then the incisions will be stitched up. You will wear a full denture during the healing process, which could take 3 – 6 months. We will position the temporary denture not to put pressure on the implants.
Two weeks following surgery, we will remove any sutures, adjust your denture for comfort, and apply a soft gel to line the denture to avoid putting pressure on the dental implants. Three to six months after the surgery, we will take an x-ray to ensure that the implants have fused to the jaw bone. The tooth implants are then carefully exposed by making small incisions in your gum tissue. Then, we will place healing caps on each implant in order to promote gum tissue healing.
The healing caps are replaced with denture abutments after you have healed from the placement surgery, and impressions are taken to convert your existing denture or create a new one custom-designed for you. Our team will fit your new permanent denture and check that it is securely attached, adjusting if necessary to prevent pressure points. Additionally, we will teach you how to use and maintain the system and become familiar with it.
To fit implant-retained dentures, a surgical procedure is required, and no surgical procedure is risk-free. During the healing process, just like with any surgical procedure, you may feel some discomfort in the days to come. Dental implants can also cause complications such as infection, nerve damage, and gum recession. Selecting a qualified health practitioner with experience in dental implant surgery, like Smiles in Currambine, can reduce the risks of negative health consequences.
The cost of implant-retained dentures varies according to which type of denture you select: fixed hybrid prosthetics or removable overdentures (also known as snap-in dentures). In addition, implant-retained dentures typically involve two separate costs: the denture cost and the cost of the implants. An entire arch of implant-retained dentures could cost anywhere from $7,000 to $27,000. This includes 3D imaging, treatment planning, implant surgery, and new dentures. Don’t hesitate to contact Smiles in Currambine so we can estimate the cost of implant treatment after assessing your mouth.
You must clean your implant-retained dentures every day, just like your original teeth. Ideally, you should do this right after meals and before going to bed. If you have a removable denture (overdenture), there are special attachments that connect to the implants in the jaw, allowing you to remove them twice a day to clean them. The attachments and gums should also be cleaned daily. As with conventional dentures, you should never sleep with overdentures in your mouth. A denture cleanser solution or water can be used to store them overnight.
There are several alternate treatment options for missing teeth, including:
1. Full-arch Implant: Full-arch dental implants are a whole row of teeth supported by a series of implants. The jaw bone is implanted with four to six dental implants where the missing tooth roots were. The implants will be placed, and once they have healed, they will be fitted with your choice of replacement teeth.
2. Dental Bridge: An artificial tooth, or pontic, is anchored to the teeth on either side of a gap in order to form a dental bridge. Most pontics are made of porcelain and blend seamlessly with natural teeth.
3. Removable Partial Denture: In order to secure removable partial dentures, they are clenched with adjacent teeth. In most cases, dentures are made of acrylic or nylon, and they are usually fitted without invasive procedures.
4. Complete Denture: People with missing teeth or those who need to have all of their remaining teeth extracted due to damage or decay often choose to get full-mouth dentures. When they are in place, complete dentures look like a complete set of straight teeth. Dentures allow you to eat more than you could if you only had gums or severely damaged teeth. They are an excellent method of replacing missing teeth. However, they are not as effective at chewing as natural teeth, so they may limit the foods you can eat.
You’re never too old for dental implants. For the elderly, dental implants can be a safe and predictable treatment process. Geriatric patients who are medically stable may be eligible for osseointegrated implant surgery, which can improve oral functioning, comfort, and quality of life. Adults can receive dental implants at any age, unless they have serious health problems.
Don’t let missing teeth affect your quality of life any longer. If you’re interested in implant retained dentures, our dental team at Smiles in Currambine is here to help. To begin your journey to a confident smile, schedule a consultation with us today.
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