Implant Retained Dentures
Unlike conventional dentures, removable implant-retained dentures are supported by and attached to a minimum of two dental implants. Implant-retained dentures have special attachments which connect onto the implants secured in the mouth. Implant-retained dentures provide stability, increased chewing efficiency, retention and also eliminate the need for denture adhesives.
Prior to fabricating an implant supported denture, you will be referred to a dentist who specialises in dental implant surgery. The dentist will determine if you have sufficient bone to support dental implants and if you are a suitable candidate for implant retained dentures.
Benefits of implant-retained dentures:
- Improved confidence
- Improved chewing efficiency
- Increased stability & comfort
- Decreases bone shrinkage
Implant Retained Dentures & Dental Implants FAQs
Implants for denture wearers have been in use for over 25 years. Implant retained dentures provide excellent stability, increased chewing efficiency and also eliminate the need for denture adhesives
Pain associated with implant surgery is usually less intense than a tooth extraction. With today’s modern dentistry many procedures are virtually painless. It would be best to discuss your surgery concerns with the dental specialist placing your dental implants, in preparation for the implant dentures.
Dental implants replace missing teeth, similar to dentures. However, unlike dentures, dental implants cannot be removed. They are fixed to your jawbone through various surgical procedures. Dental implants are a permanent means of broken teeth repair.
Not all people are suitable for dental implants, however, if you are, they can help prevent the deterioration of the jawbone. They also offer good functionality, permitting you to enjoy all the foods you love.