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Implant Retained Dentures
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.
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.
Schedule a consultation at K1 Dental, Melbourne.
To find out more about implant retained dentures and see if you’re a good candidate, book a free 15 minute consultation with our oral surgeon Dr Naser Albarbari.