No More Loose Dentures with Implant-Retained Dentures in Cockburn
Dentures are an excellent way to replace missing teeth. They can also be a good option for people who have lost all of their teeth.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures
1.) A solution to loosen or slipping dentures
2.) Improved quality of life
3.) Adhesive is not necessary
4.) Preserve the jawbone
Common Dental Problems that Implant-Retained Dentures Can Fix
Frequently Asked Questions About Implant-Retained Dentures
The implant-retained denture is increasing in popularity, but it may not be right for everyone. Implants can only be fitted correctly if your gums and jaw bone are healthy and thick enough to receive titanium rods. Other factors that need to be considered may include the following:
- Don’t have any health conditions that would prevent you from receiving implant surgery or that would hinder your recovery. It is important to consult with your healthcare provider if you have any medical conditions.
- People who do not smoke or are willing to give up the habit of smoking.
- Those who are patient throughout the entire process. It usually takes a few months to complete implant-retained dentures.
Implant-retained dentures can be the best option for people who want stable support for their dentures and, at the same time, prefer a removable option.
Placement of the dental implants. We will administer local anaesthesia to make sure you are comfortable throughout the surgery without experiencing any pain. Next, the dentist will make an incision in your gums and drill a hole to expose your jaw bone. Finally, the implant post will be carefully inserted into the jaw and closed at the implant site with stitches.
Checkup and or adjustment. The dentist will apply a soft gel to the denture liner to reduce pressure on the implants. One to two weeks after surgery.
Preparation for the abutments. Between three and six months following the first surgery, we cautiously expose the dental implants and place titanium healing caps in preparation for denture abutments. This may involve additional surgery for placement. Prior to this dental procedure, we will wait for the osseointegration process to be completed, which is the process of the integration of the jaw bone and implants.
Placement of the abutments. Once your gums are healed, your dentist will place the abutments that serve as the base for the artificial teeth or crown, and implants.
Fitting the implant-retained denture. We will fit your new denture and make sure that it is properly attached, adjusting it if needed to prevent pressure points. The dentist will also show you how to properly clean around the implants and maintain your new dentures.
Implant-retained dentures are a great alternative to dentures as they replace partial or complete tooth loss. A conventional denture or full dental implants may be an option for restoring missing teeth. Implant retained dentures are a mixture of immediate access detachable dentures and those maintained in place by a few dental implants. Aesthetics, function, and comfort are all valued by people who wear implant retained dentures.
Conventional dentures are held in place by dental adhesive and the muscles of the mouth. Implanted dentures use the bone for support instead of traditional dentures that sit on the gums and rest on the bone.
In Australia, the cost of implant-retained dentures may range between $15,000 and $18,000. It is quite expensive dental treatment, yet it can be a major investment for your oral health. The difference in cost between conventional dentures and implant retained dentures is significant, but you can expect a longer lifespan and fewer adjustments with implant-retained dentures.
Gateways Dental Centre offers affordable payment plans and health fund options for you so you can receive your dental needs without the fear of expensive out-of-pocket payments.
- Risk of infection following the procedure.
- Mouth injury
- Risk of nerve damage.
- Sinus complications
The implant procedure performed at the Gateways Dental Centre prioritises the safety of all the patients. Our dentists have experience of providing dental implants over the years, and we take the necessary measures to determine whether this treatment plan is suitable. In addition, there is a study that discusses the success rate of overdentures or implant-retained dentures.
Practise good oral hygiene
First, and importantly, proper dental hygiene is required while caring for implant-retained dentures. Brushing at least twice a day is important for good oral health, especially with implant-retained dentures. Also, use mouthwash at least once daily.
Maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine can help prevent periodontal disease, which can harm implants. Brushing removes bacteria from the gum surface, while mouthwash kills bacteria in hard-to-reach regions.
Clean your dentures
Cleaning your dentures is just as vital as cleaning your natural teeth. Talk to our dentist about the best denture-soaking solution to use and how to clean your dentures every day.
Cleaning your dentures regularly will help avoid bacteria buildup that can cause gum damage. Dentures can also become stained if not cleaned properly regularly, so keep them clean to keep them looking excellent.
Watch your food consumption
While implant-retained dentures do not require food restrictions, it is still recommended to limit foods and beverages that may promote periodontal disease. Sugary foods and drinks, potato chips, and alcohol are some examples to avoid. These things can promote gum disease and recession by attacking the gums with acid.
Also, drinking water throughout the day can help wash away bacteria and prevent dry mouth, which keeps gums and implant-supported dentures healthy. While occasional sweets are fine, make sure to brush and rinse afterwards.
Finally, it is essential to keep good dental health and have your implant-retained dentures checked often.
A dentist can examine you for oral health issues and treat them quickly, preventing damage to the implants or dentures. While most maintenance is done at home, a dentist can help your implant-retained dentures survive for years.