Dentures are one alternative to replacing missing or lost teeth. This cosmetic dental treatment can assist people to feel more confident when smiling and enhance the ability to function and eat a wide range of foods.
There are three types of dentures:
A full denture replaces all the natural teeth. These dentures rest on the gums of either your upper or lower jaws, or both. A full set of dentures helps provide support to your facial structure allowing your lips and cheeks to look fuller, resulting in a younger, healthier appearance.
A partial denture replaces lost or missing teeth and are usually retained by clasps around your existing teeth. Replacing missing teeth will make eating easier and provide you with a more confident smile. These dentures can have a plastic or chrome base for added strength.
Implant retained dentures are a popular alternative to conventional dentures. An implant retained denture replaces one or more single teeth and is held in place by dental implants secured within the jaw.
Implant retained dentures provide better ability to eat and enjoy foods like steak, raw fruits and vegetables. They also give you increased confidence as the dentures are stable and secure.
What is involved in an implant retained denture?
Once you and your dentist have identified a treatment plan, having an implant retained denture is as simple as 1 – 2 – 3
An examination and x-ray is undertaken to determine suitability and the best implant system for use in your individual situation.
Placement of implants.
Once the implant has integrated into your jawbone, attachments are screwed onto the implant head and also into a new denture.
Then you are ready to enjoy life again!
Talk with your dentist today about implant retained dentures.
All procedures at Pacific Smiles Dental Care Centres are carried out using state-of-the-art equipment in modern, friendly facilities which offer the convenience of extended opening hours. Sterilisation and infection control practices at Pacific Smiles Dental are subject to the highest quality standards for the health and safety of patients, employees and practitioners. To find out how this cosmetic dental treatment can help you, please contact us.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.