Implant Supported Dentures
The underlying strength that is present from the implant component prevents the commonly experienced problems with shifting, instability, weakness and discomfort of removable dentures.
Speech, chewing and confidence are all greatly improved upon and the longevity of the denture is also increased.
As with traditional dentures, implant supported dentures can be created in partial or full format, to cater for both complete and incidental tooth loss.
Partial dentures can be designed in resin or chrome cobalt and are used to replace as little as one tooth and are generally removable.
While some patients will choose to resolve their minor tooth loss issues with the use of crowns and bridges, a partial denture is a suitable option for those patients who lack the necessary support in their surrounding teeth for the crown and bridge treatment, or who require the financial benefit that partial dentures can offer in comparison to other, more costly options.
Where oral condition warrants the extraction of any remaining teeth, the process of receiving replacement full dentures will generally involve several stages.
Initially, after assessment of the oral situation and placement of the dental implant as support, an impression is taken of the jaws. The alignment of the upper and lower jaw is recorded. Once a model has been crafted, the final denture will be fit to ensure its correct function, aesthetic appeal and level of comfort.
Dentures are made, in all instances, from biocompatible materials that are designed to look and feel natural within the mouth. Their function as replacements for original teeth ensures the correct colour match is made against existing teeth and a strong, stable and functional new mouth is the ultimate end result.