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Your Guide to Implant Retained Dentures

1st August 2019

Your Guide to Implant Retained Dentures

Single dental implants can be very effective at filling the gap left by one missing tooth or multiple within different places in the mouth. They’re sturdy and reliable, but by no means are they the only way of replacing a missing tooth. Implant retained dentures are a reliable way of restoring form and function to your mouth and are much more reliable than temporary dentures. If you’ve not encountered implant retained dentures before then fear not as we at Beeston Dental in Nottingham discuss what an implant retained denture is below.

What are implant retained dentures

Implant retained dentures are fairly self-explanatory – they are realistic looking dentures secured in the jawbone using dental implants with titanium roots. These dentures are then fixed to your dental implant roots but can be ‘unclipped’ and removed for cleaning procedures. This means they provide you with the best of both worlds in that, when fixed to the roots, they are sturdy and reliable, but they can also be unclipped and removed as you wish.

The benefits of having implant retained dentures

  • Implant retained dentures will ensure 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 may cause a slight problem while having dentures, it doesn’t mean you’ll need to continue to stop and be wary. Generally speaking, you will be able to enjoy foods you previously couldn’t.
  • Implant retained dentures are held in place by titanium roots fused with your jawbone. This means they don’t require any glue or adhesive substances to remain strong. Denture glue is known to be unpleasant in taste and texture however implant retained dentures simply do not require this at all.
  • We understand here at Beeston Dental that the occasional slip of traditional dentures when laughing, talking or chewing can make you feel self-conscious in any social situation. Even if they don’t slip, having the thought in the back of your head can create social anxiety and make it difficult to relax. A fixed implant retained denture will help you feel confident in social situations as they won’t slip out or come loose in times you simply don’t want them to. 

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 gradually become weaker, leading to loss in facial volume, mouth function and the need for extra bone work in the future should you wish for dental implants in the future. Implant retained dentures use a titanium root, giving it the sense of purpose again, and your jawbone will remain strong and healthy.

Implant retained dentures are available in Nottingham and can provide you with the solution you need for filling those gaps and restoring jawbone health. If you’d like to find out more about dental implant services then please do not hesitate to get into contact today.

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