Implant Retained Dentures
Implant Retained Dentures are a type of dental prosthesis that is held in place by dental implants, which are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone. These dentures are designed to be more stable and secure than traditional dentures, which can sometimes slip or move around in the mouth.
Implant-retained dentures typically involve placing two to four dental implants into the jawbone, which then serves as anchor points for the denture. The denture is custom-made to fit the individual’s mouth and attach securely to the implants.
Implant-retained dentures can be either fixed or removable. Fixed implant-retained dentures are permanently attached to the implants, while removable dentures can be removed for cleaning or other purposes.
Implant-retained dentures have several advantages over traditional dentures. They provide a more natural look and feel, and they can improve chewing ability and speech. They also help to preserve the jawbone and prevent bone loss, which can occur when teeth are missing.
Getting implant-retained dentures typically involves multiple appointments with a dentist or prosthodontist, who will evaluate the individual’s oral health and determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure. The placement of the dental implants will also require a surgical procedure, which may take several months to complete.
The Difference Between Implant Dentures & Implant Overdentures
Implant dentures, fixed or permanent dentures, are a full arch of dentures anchored to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone.
Implant-retained dentures are a type of denture that is fixed into the mouth using dental implants. A dental implant is a small titanium screw surgically placed into the jawbone, serving as an anchor for a replacement tooth or denture.
Implant-retained dentures provide several benefits over traditional dentures, including improved stability, increased comfort, and better aesthetics.
Implant-retained dentures are designed to be fixed into place so they do not move around in the mouth like traditional dentures. Therefore, they are not removable unless performed by a professional dentist. This makes them much more stable, which can improve the wearer’s ability to eat and speak.
Implant-retained dentures are also more comfortable than traditional dentures, as they do not require adhesive to keep them in place. They do not pressure the gums and underlying bone like traditional dentures do.
Implant-retained dentures also look more natural than traditional dentures, as they are custom-made to fit the shape of the wearer’s mouth and are designed to look like natural teeth. This can help improve the wearer’s self-confidence and make them feel more comfortable in social situations.
Another benefit of implant-retained dentures is that they can help preserve the bone in the jaw. When a tooth is lost, the bone in the jaw can deteriorate over time. However, dental implants act as artificial tooth roots, stimulating the bone and preventing further bone loss.
While implant-retained dentures may cost more than traditional dentures initially, they are often a more cost-effective option over the long term. They do not need to be replaced as frequently and can help prevent the need for more costly dental treatments in the future.
Overall, implant-retained dentures are an excellent option for those looking for a more stable, comfortable, and natural-looking denture solution.
Implant overdentures, also known as removable implant dentures or implant-supported overdentures, are secured to the jawbone by dental implants but can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance.
Implant overdentures are typically recommended for patients who have some remaining natural teeth, as the dentures can be designed to fit around the remaining teeth for added support and stability.
The process of getting overdentures typically involves several dental appointments. First, any decayed or damaged teeth are removed, and any necessary dental implants are placed. Then, the remaining teeth or implants are prepared to support the overdenture. Finally, the overdenture is custom-made to fit over the prepared teeth or implants.
Overdentures offer several benefits compared to traditional full dentures.
By preserving some of the natural teeth or implants, overdentures can help to maintain the bone structure of the jaw and prevent further bone loss. They can also provide better chewing function and a more natural-looking smile. Additionally, overdentures can be easily cleaned and maintained for better oral hygiene because they are removable.
The key difference between implant dentures and implant overdentures is that implant dentures are fixed and permanent, while implant overdentures are removable.
Implant overdentures are suitable for those who want the stability and function of dental implants but still want the flexibility of a removable denture.
It is important to consult your local Amazing Smiles Implant Dentist to determine which option is best for you based on your specific needs and goals.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURE PROCEDURE AVERAGES APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTHS*
The procedure of getting implant retained dentures
If you have missing teeth or severe tooth decay, enjoying your favourite foods and feeling confident in your smile can be difficult. Fortunately, implant-retained dentures can be a great solution to restore your oral health and confidence.
Implant-retained dentures are dental prosthetics anchored to dental implants surgically placed in your jawbone. This type of denture is more stable and secure than traditional removable dentures, which can slip or move around in the mouth. The procedure for implant-supported dentures usually requires multiple appointments. The exact number may vary based on patient needs.
Abutment Placement & Dental Impressions
Denture Teeth Restoration
The benefits of implant-retained dentures are many. Not only do they look and feel more like natural teeth, but they also provide better chewing function, speech, and overall oral health. With proper care and maintenance, implant-retained dentures can last many years, making them a worthwhile investment in your long-term dental health.
While getting implant-retained dentures may take several months, the results are well worth it. If you suffer from missing teeth or severe tooth decay, consider talking to your Amazing Smiles Implant Denture Dentist about the benefits of implant-retained dentures and whether they are right for you.
By choosing Amazing Smiles, you can rest assured that your dental needs will be met with personalized care and attention. Our team is committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that can improve your overall quality of life.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about our implant-retained denture options.
Cost for Implant Retained Dentures
As a result, there can be significant variances in personalized quotes. The cost may also be impacted by additional procedures that may be required, such as bone grafting or sinus lifts.
At Amazing Smiles, we provide a FREE, no-obligation first consultation for a quote for implant retained dentures*. Our experienced dentists will work with each patient to create a personalized treatment plan that fits their needs and budget.
We also offer flexible dentist payment options to help make implant-retained dentures more affordable for our patients. Simply contact our welcoming team to find out more.
*No treatment is performed during complimentary quote examination.
Access Superannuation for a New Smile
To access superannuation for dental needs, patients must meet certain eligibility criteria and follow specific dental procedures outlined by the Australian Taxation Office.
It’s important to note that early withdrawal of superannuation funds can impact future retirement savings, so patients should consider all their options and seek financial advice before deciding.
Implant dentures, like any surgical procedure, come with some risks. Potential risks include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, implant failure, and damage to surrounding teeth or structures. Additionally, implant dentures require a certain amount of healthy jawbone for successful placement, so patients with bone loss may require additional procedures to build up the bone before implant placement.
However, with proper planning, placement, and aftercare, the risks of implant dentures can be minimized, and patients can enjoy long-lasting and secure replacement teeth.
It is essential to consult with a qualified dental professional to discuss individual risks and benefits and determine if implant dentures are the right option for each patient.
After dental implant surgery
After dental implant surgery, it is important to maintain a soft food diet for the first few days. Patients should avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that may cause irritation or damage to the implant site.
Examples of soft foods include soups, smoothies, yogurt, mashed potatoes, and scrambled eggs.
Patients should also avoid hot beverages, spicy foods, and alcohol during healing. It is important to stay hydrated, so drinking plenty of water and clear liquids is recommended. Patients can slowly introduce harder foods into their diet as the healing process progresses and the implant site begins to heal. It is always important to follow the specific dietary guidelines your dentist or oral surgeon provides.
After implanting retained dentures
Patients should follow specific dietary instructions from their dentist or dental surgeon. Only soft foods and liquids are recommended during the first few days. Avoid hot or cold drinks and lukewarm or room-temperature beverages to avoid discomfort or irritation.
Patients should also avoid hard, crunchy, sticky, or tough foods that may pressure the implant and surrounding areas, such as popcorn, nuts, hard candy, or chewy candy. Additionally, patients should avoid alcohol and tobacco products as they can interfere with the healing process.
As the implant and surrounding tissue heal, patients can gradually reintroduce harder foods into their diet. However, avoiding foods that may cause damage or discomfort to the implant is still essential.
Maintaining your overdenture is crucial for its longevity and oral health. Here are some tips to keep your overdenture clean and functional:
- Remove and rinse: After each meal, remove your overdenture and rinse it with warm water to remove any food particles.
- Clean daily: Brush your overdenture at least once a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive denture cleaner. Avoid using regular toothpaste or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the denture.
- Soak overnight: Soak your overdenture in a denture cleaning solution overnight to remove any remaining debris.
- Handle with care: Be careful when handling your overdenture, as it can be fragile. Don’t use excessive force when inserting or removing it.
- Regular dental check-ups: Schedule regular dental check-ups to ensure your overdenture is fitting properly and there are no signs of damage or infection.
By following these tips, you can maintain your overdenture and enjoy its benefits for years.
Implant-retained dentures are a long-lasting solution for missing teeth or severe tooth decay patients. Proper care and maintenance can last up to 20 years or more.
The durability and longevity of implant-retained dentures make them a worthwhile investment for patients seeking a permanent solution to their dental issues.
To maintain optimum health and longevity from your implant denture, it’s essential to visit your dentist regularly for dental check-ups.
Yes, implant dentures may require relining over time. This is because the jawbone undergoes continuous changes after tooth loss or extraction, which can cause the denture to become loose or uncomfortable.
Relining involves adding a new layer of material to the denture to improve its fit and comfort. The frequency of relining may vary from person to person, but it is generally recommended to have the denture checked and relined at least every 2-3 years.
Amazing Smiles Dentists can advise you on the appropriate timing for relining your implant denture.
Yes, food can get stuck between an implant denture and the gums, just like natural teeth.
Not properly cleaned dentures can lead to bacterial buildup and gum irritation, eventually leading to infections and implant failure.
Therefore, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene by regularly brushing and flossing, using an antiseptic mouthwash, and scheduling regular dental check-ups and cleans with your dentist to avoid any potential harm to your gums and implant dentures.
Yes, patients can use private health insurance towards implant retained dentures.
Most private health insurance providers offer coverage for dental implants, but the specific amount covered may vary. The level of coverage depends on the individual’s private health insurance policy.
Patients should check with their insurance provider to confirm the amount of coverage and any waiting periods or exclusions that may apply.
Some private health insurance policies may require pre-authorization or a treatment plan from the dentist before coverage is granted.
It is important for patients to thoroughly understand their insurance policy before proceeding with implant retained denture treatment.