Dentures & Implant Retained Dentures
What is the difference?
Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth as well as some of the gum tissue. Complete or full dentures replace all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw, or in both jaws, while partial dentures are used to fill in gaps when some of the natural teeth still remain.
Complete dentures rest directly on the gums, with nothing to prevent it from moving or popping out. An implant-retained denture is supported by and attached to implants. Implant retained dentures also prevent the wearer from experiencing sore spots and pressure points commonly associated with removable dentures. When wearing implanted dentures, it prevents further bone loss that occurs from missing teeth.
Implant Retained Dentures
For a cost-effective way of replacing many missing teeth, dentures can be held securely in place with implants, providing a great improvement from traditional removable dentures.
-No need for denture adhesives, pastes, sticky gum or powders.
-Implants help to maintain your facial structures by preserving the remaining bone in
-Minimizes wrinkles around the mouth by restoring lost lip-support.
-Markedly improves your ability to chew – you can eat whatever you want and enjoy your
-Secure and comfortable – no more embarrassing moments caused by loose dentures!
A lower denture may only need two conventional implants to give a completely life-changing transformation to your ability to chew foods, and smile with confidence. An alternative to this is four ‘mini’ implants – this requires very minimal surgery, and in many cases your current denture can be attached to these immediately.