Implant Retained Dentures Bristol
Thanks to modern advantages in the world of dentistry, dentures no longer need to be thought of as bulky sets of false teeth that don’t fit properly and need to be taken out before bed. Implant retained dentures are an advanced form of denture, anchored to the jawbone by Bristol dental implants. This provides sound, structural support and allows you to smile confidently with a brand new set of fixed teeth.
How are they different to traditional dentures?
Traditional dentures use either natural gum suction or clasps on the teeth to sustain them. On the other hand, implant retained dentures are held in place by permanent dental implants, which work as artificial tooth roots and can support both partial and complete dentures.
Am I a suitable candidate?
Implant retained dentures are a perfect solution for those with missing teeth or loose dentures who are looking to improve the appearance and function of their smile. We generally recommend these dentures to non-smoking patients who have a good bill of oral health.
Before treatment begins, we will numb your gums to prevent discomfort. To place the dental implants, we will gently make a small incision in your gum and create sockets in the jawbone. We can then place the implants and allow them time to heal.
To ensure optimum comfort for you, we will place your implants under local anaesthetic. However, if you feel especially anxious or have a phobia of injections or drilling, please tell a member of our warm, welcoming team. We understand dental fears and offer conscious sedation to help nervous patients feel relaxed and calm throughout the treatment process.
Once your implants have fully integrated into the bone, your dentures will be attached and you can enjoy a secure, functional and beautiful smile.
Advantages of implant retained dentures
Combining dental implants and dentures helps to solve many of the most commonly experienced denture problems. There are numerous benefits to implant retained dentures, including:
- Improved functionality – the higher level of support helps to improve the functionality of your dentures. This means you can eat all your favourite foods without worrying about the impact on your dentures! There’s no need for denture adhesive and your speech will not be affected
- Appealing aesthetics – these dentures both look and feel exactly like natural teeth
- Decreased bone loss – as we get older, our risk of losing bone in the jaw increases, but dental implants help to reduce this risk
- Peace of mind – many people worry about their dentures becoming loose, but this simply does not happen with implant retained dentures
For more information on how implant retained dentures can improve your smile and your quality of life, contact Bristol dentists today.