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Implant Retained Dentures

The Purpose of Dentures

Implant Retained Dentures Toorak Melbourne

Implant retained dentures remove the need to take dentures in and out regularly

For many years dentures have been the most affordable option to replace missing teeth, and help improve functions such as chewing, and speaking.

They also provide important support for the lips and cheeks, helping to maintain the form of facial features.

Generally crafted from a strong acrylic resin bonded to a metal support base, complete dentures are designed for patients who have lost all or most of their teeth, while partial dentures fill in gaps around existing teeth.

Dentures That You Don’t Have to Put in and Take Out

When done well, dentures can look very natural, and feel relatively comfortable, but with one big downside — the need to take them in and out regularly.

One solution to this problem has come in the form of dental implants, which are becoming one of the most innovative developments of modern dentistry. Replicating a missing tooth root, dental implants are fine titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone.

A procedure based on implant technology, called implant retained dentures, enables you to have a set of upper or lower dentures secured in place, with as few as four implants — and can be an excellent long-term solution to loose, poorly fitting dentures.

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Implant Retained Dentures

The term implant retained dentures is generic, referring to the procedure of inserting dental implants into the upper or lower jaw, as a foundation for the attachment of a full arch denture. There are various proprietary methods of performing this treatment.

It is important to note that implant retained dentures may not be dentally and medically appropriate for all patients, and K1 Dental may recommend an alternative dental implant system. Furthermore, while the implant retained dentures procedure is carried out at K1 Dental by a registered oral surgeon, some cases may necessitate referral to a specialist periodontist, or a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

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About Implant Retained Dentures

With implant retained dentures, two of the four dental implants are placed at such an angle that the denture is supported by implants at the front of the mouth where your jawbone is denser and stronger.

If you have had missing teeth for a period of time, it’s possible to have lost some bone density. In this case bone graft surgery may be required to restore the lost bone. This process can take up to six months to heal fully before the dental implants are able to be placed.

Once you have received your implant retained dentures, it is essential that you follow a thorough brushing and flossing routine daily to maintain your long-term oral health. You should also schedule regular checkups every six months to ensure your implants remain strong.

Book a Free Consultation to Find out More

To find out more about implant retained dentures and see if you’re a good candidate, contact us on (03) 9827 2922 to schedule a free 15 minute consultation with our oral surgeon.
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