Implant retained dentures available from Pellew Dental in Adelaide.
For a lot of people, wearing a denture is very uncomfortable due to the lack of retention while eating. Dental implants can be used to stabilise a denture making them much more comfortable, and also much better for function allowing you to eat harder things again.
Implants can be used to retain both full or partial dentures. The procedure is suitable for patients who already wear a denture or who may have to in the future.
Unlike dental implants with porcelain teeth attached, which are not removed for cleaning, an implant retained denture needs to be taken out every evening and cleaned in the same way as a traditional denture, then replaced in the mouth the next morning.
There are different types of fixing mechanisms available – your dentist will be able to advise on which one is going to work best for you.
Advantages of implant retained dentures
In comparison with traditional dentures, implant retained dentures have the following benefits:
More stable positioning – once in place, implant retained dentures are extremely secure, allowing confident biting and chewing, even when foods are quite tough or crunchy. They are also less likely to cause gum irritation due to friction.
Natural look – the false teeth are designed to be a very close match with existing teeth in terms of colour, giving a natural look.
If you are considering implant retained dentures, or would like to know more about what the procedure entails and whether it would be right for you, an appointment at Pellew Dental will give you the opportunity you need to ask questions and find out more. Book today.