Do you need to replace multiple or full arches of teeth but are struggling to choose between traditional dentures and dental implants? Well, let us introduce you to a happy medium with implant-secured dentures.
While traditional dentures, often called “false teeth,” are a classic option, they can be unstable and lack reliability. Dental implants, on the other hand, offer superior stability and durability but also come with a larger price tag, particularly if you need a complete set of teeth replaced.
That’s where implant-secured dentures come in as a reliable and cost-effective solution that can give you the confidence boost you need. In this blog post, we will explore the fantastic benefits of this treatment and why they are the ultimate solution.
Implant-secured dentures involve strategically inserting multiple dental implants throughout your mouth to provide added stability to a partial or full denture. This clever technique ensures your dentures stay securely in place until you’re ready to remove them, eliminating the need for denture adhesive and giving you complete peace of mind. It’s a real game-changer for those seeking a reliable, hassle-free tooth replacement option!
Curious about how we secure dental implants? It’s a multi-step surgical process that requires patience and precision. At your first appointment, we’ll delicately make a small incision into your gum to anchor a titanium screw into your jawbone. We will then stitch the gum back up and wait for three to six months to allow the implant to fuse with your jawbone in a process called Osseointegration. Once healed, we’ll attach an abutment to the implant that acts as a small connector for a porcelain crown, or in this case, an acrylic denture.
We offer two types of implant-secured dentures, each designed to be removable so you can take them out for cleaning at night. The first option is a bar-retained denture, where a thin metal bar is attached to two or more dental implants that clip the denture firmly into place. Or, there’s the ball-retained denture, where a ball-shaped attachment is affixed to each implant, allowing the denture to snap securely to it.
Our implant specialist will help determine which option is best suited for your needs. It’s also important to schedule regular appointments with your dentist, so they can inspect the condition of your dentures and ensure they last you for years to come. After all, implant-secured dentures are a significant investment, so you must care for your fixtures and keep them looking their best!
Dr Ruben Garcia is our expert Periodontist at 92 Dental in Hammersmith. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in dental implant placement, Ruben has successfully placed several thousand implants over the course of his career. As an internationally accredited Periodontics Specialist, he has spent over 15 years working in various practices throughout London. He’s also conducted groundbreaking research to enhance the benefits and aesthetics of implants, making him a trusted leader in the field.
If you’re unsure between traditional dentures and dental implants, implant-secured dentures might be the perfect solution for you. This clever technique ensures your dentures stay securely in place until you’re ready to remove them, eliminating the need for denture adhesive and giving you complete peace of mind. Implant-secured dentures also offer a list of other benefits, including improved comfort and fit, enhanced speech and chewing ability, a boost in your self-confidence, long-term savings and improved oral health. Our Specialist Periodontist, Dr Ruben Garcia, has successfully placed several thousand implants throughout his career, making him a trusted leader in his field. Contact us today to schedule a consultation in Hammersmith and discover the benefits of implant-secured dentures for yourself.
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