Missing teeth may not seem like a big deal, but when you really stop and think about it, a few missing teeth can make life quite difficult. You could experience trouble speaking clearly, chewing your food and be reluctant to smile.
Implant retained dentures may be the solution for these and many other problems. They can be used to replace a single tooth, or several teeth.
Talk to your Ace Dental dentist to find the best way to use implant retained dentures to correct your smile and take your life back.
Whether or not you currently have dentures, implant-retained dentures can certainly make your life easier. By filling in all the gaps left from your missing teeth, you can start chewing your food properly again. Not only will this make digestion easier, a proper chewing motion ensures you get maximum nutrition extraction from your food.
You will also notice a decrease in gum tissue irritation as less of your gums are exposed to hard, crunchy food. With implant-retained dentures, you can speak more clearly and flash a brilliant smile more confidently.
What’s more, you won’t need to attach removable dentures with adhesive every morning or worry about them flying out of your mouth when you speak.
The initial consultation you have with your Ace Dental dentist is the most important one and is your first step to a winning smile.
During this consultation, your dentist will help you decide whether this procedure is the best solution for you and check your teeth, gums and jaw to ensure the treatment can work for you.
There are a number of steps involved in this process. The first is placing the implants in your jaw. If you already have dentures, your dentist will recommend you keep using them to protect the wound site until the area around the implants heals. During the healing process, the implants will fuse with your jawbone for a more secure fit.
Once the healing process is complete, abutments are secured to the implants so the dentures can be locked into place. This snap-lock system makes it easier for you to remove the dentures for a thorough cleaning, but keep them securely in place for the rest of the time.
Ball attachment or locator attached dentures are most suitable where most or all of the bottom teeth are missing. It can involve using as little as two implants to secure the dentures in place. The dentures can then be snapped into place via the implants for a safe and secure your new teeth into place. The result is a set of teeth that works just as well as natural teeth and look fantastic as well.
Keep in mind that implanting the dental anchor into your jaw is a surgical procedure so it is likely you will experience some discomfort for a short time after the implants have been secured. You won’t feel any pain during the actual procedure due to anaesthetics. The discomfort should only be mild and can be managed with over the counter pain medication.
Implant retained dentures are a permanent solution to missing teeth. From time to time, you may need to replace the actual dentures, but if the implants have been correctly fitted, you can enjoy smiling, talking and eating just like everyone else. From time to time, some dentures may be subject to wear and tear but as long as the implants are sturdily in place, the dentures themselves are easy to replace.
Implant retained dentures are removable, which makes them easy to clean. You can also clean them by brushing your teeth the way you normally do and the use of an oral irrigator is also beneficial. Make sure you also visit your Ace Dental dentist regularly to ensure your implant retained dentures and overall oral health remain in good shape.