11th August 2019

Your Guide To Implant Retained Dentures

Single dental implants can be very effective at filling the gap left by one or multiple teeth within different places in the mouth. They’re sturdy and reliable and provide you with another option in regard to replacing a missing tooth. Implant-retained dentures are a reliable way of restoring the form and function of your mouth and are much more reliable than temporary dentures. If you haven’t yet encountered implant-retained dentures as of yet, then read below to see whether this treatment is a suitable option for you.

What are they?

Implant-retained dentures offer additional support compared to that of a normal denture by means of placing implants in the jaw bone. Dentures are then attached to the implants, allowing the denture to stay in position and giving you the option to be removed for cleaning and sleeping at the same time. This gives you the luxury of the best of both worlds and ultimate flexibility.

The benefits of having implant-retained dentures

  • Implant-retained dentures will ensure the fact that you can no longer have to limit your diet in order to support the current condition of your teeth. Although chewy or excessively hard foods can cause slight problems while having dentures, it doesn’t mean you’ll be completely restricted.
  • Implant-retained dentures are hidden in place by titanium roots fused with your jawbone. This means they don’t require any substances like glue or adhesive products to remain strong.
  • We understand here at Lion Dental that the occasional slip of traditional dentures when laughing, talking or chewing can make you feel self-conscious in any situation. Even if they don’t slip, the thought in the back of your head can create social anxiety and make it difficult to relax.

How implants improve your jawbone health

When you lose a tooth, your jawbone will stop receiving the relevant signals from that tooth and will then think that it is no longer needed. This causes bone resorption and continues to become weaker over time, leading to a loss in facial volume, mouth function, and the need for additional bone work in the future should you wish for dental implants in the future. Implant-retained dentures use a titanium root, giving It a sense of purpose again which will help your jawbone remain strong and healthy.

Implant-retained dentures are available from Lion Dental in Stourbridge and can provide you with the solution you need in filling those gaps and restoring your jawbone to maximum health. If you’d like to know more about dental implant services then do not hesitate to get in contact today.

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