Speech, chewing and confidence are all greatly improved upon and the longevity of the denture is also increased. As with traditional dentures, implant supported dentures can be created in partial or full format, to cater for both complete and incidental tooth loss.
Partial dentures can be designed in resin or chrome cobalt and are used to replace as little as one tooth and are generally removable.
Some patients will choose to resolve their minor tooth loss issues with the use of crowns and bridges. A partial denture is a suitable option for those patients who lack the necessary support in their surrounding teeth for the crown and bridge treatment, or who require the financial benefit that partial dentures can offer in comparison to other, more costly options.
Where oral condition warrants the extraction of any remaining teeth, the process of receiving replacement full dentures will generally involve several stages.
Initially, after assessment of the oral situation and placement of the dental implant as support, an impression is taken of the jaws. The alignment of the upper and lower jaw is recorded. Once a model has been crafted, the final denture will be fit to ensure its correct function, aesthetic appeal and level of comfort.
Dentures are made, in all instances, from biocompatible materials that are designed to look and feel natural within the mouth. Their function as replacements for original teeth ensures the correct colour match is made against existing teeth and a strong, stable and functional new mouth is the ultimate end result.
To explore your denture options at Kitchener Street Dental book in for a consultation. Our team of qualified professionals are here to help and answer any questions you may have about this treatment. Contact our team today (07 3184 8462).
Implant supported dentures are a type of overdenture that is attached via implants. Implant supported dentures are placed in the jaw when the patient does not have any teeth but has a jawbone that can support implants. Regular dentures rest on the gums, not within implants.
Implant-supported dentures are permanently attached to the implants.
Because they are secured, you can clean them within your mouth and sleep with them in at night. Many patients emphasise that it is comfortable eating food as the dentures are secured.
However, it is also possible to have dentures supported by implants that are also removable.
During your consultation, your dentist will discuss your options with you.
To replace a full arch, patients will need anywhere between 2 – 4 implants.
If you’re getting implant supported dentures on both your top and bottom jaw, this can mean you will require 4 – 8 implants.
The circumstances are completely unique depending on personal medical factors and the health of your jawbone. The latter is particularly important as if it is not healthy, it may not support the implant.