10th March 2021
What Are Implant-Retained Dentures?
Caring for, and treating, a smile with missing teeth may seem difficult on the surface. But, thanks to dental advancements, it’s easy and discreet to restore your smile to its former glory. The answer? Implant-retained dentures.
What are these types of dentures?
They’re simply a removable denture that fastens onto several anchor points in the mouth. These anchor points are strategically-placed metal posts that provide stability and durability for the dentures and replace the need for dental adhesives or fixatives.
How do implant-retained dentures work?
The treatment involves first placing the implant ‘anchors’ in the mouth. When healed, you’ll then be able to start wearing your new implant-retained dentures. The dentures themselves have an attachment similar in design to press studs, meaning they’re easy to fix and remove, while holding the false teeth firmly in place while you wear them.
What are the pros and cons of treatment?
Removable dentures, which are the alternative to implant-retained dentures, aren’t as durable, long-lasting or realistic. They might also limit your diet, while implant-retained dentures are much more like your natural teeth. However, there is a healing period involved with any kind of dental implant, which needs to be considered.
How does the process all work?
After arranging a consultation, you’ll then be introduced to our Implantologist, Dr Mario Veltri, to talk through the treatment. He’ll check over your smile and arrange any scans and X-rays you’ll need, before explaining your treatment plan. You’ll then start treatment, which involves placing the implant posts, and creating bespoke dentures to fix on top.
Why should I choose you for implant retained dentures?
We’re a dental practice in Stourbridge, who do things differently. We believe in investing in expert care in order to create the best results. Members of our dental team are internationally-recognised and we see patients in and around the Stourbridge area, in routine, restorative and cosmetic treatments.
What if I have questions or concerns?
We’ll cover all of this – and more – in your consultation. It’s common to be nervous about the dentist or a dental procedure, but we do our best to make every patient feel welcome and comfortable while offering low-pain and pain-free treatments, where we can.