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Implant-Retained Dentures - Welling, Kent

Implant-retained dentures offer a modern solution for those seeking a more stable and comfortable alternative to traditional dentures. We will cover the benefits, procedure, and maintenance of implant-retained dentures, helping you understand how they can improve your quality of life.

What are implant-retained dentures?

Implant-retained dentures are a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. Unlike traditional dentures that rest on the gums, these dentures are anchored to dental implants, which are surgically placed in the jawbone. This connection provides a much more secure fit, which improves comfort and function.

Their benefits

Implant-retained dentures offer several advantages over traditional dentures:

  • Increased stability and comfort: The implants provide a secure base, reducing the movement of the dentures during eating and speaking.
  • Improved jawbone health: The implants stimulate the jawbone, helping to prevent bone loss that typically occurs with the loss of teeth.
  • Enhanced chewing efficiency: With improved stability, patients can enjoy a wider variety of foods.
  • Better oral hygiene: Easier to clean and maintain compared to traditional dentures.
  • Greater confidence: Patients feel more confident with dentures that do not slip or move.
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The procedure

Getting implant-retained dentures involves several steps:

  1. Initial consultation: Assessment of your oral health and jawbone density to determine suitability for implants.
  2. Implant placement: Surgical insertion of titanium implants into the jawbone, which requires a healing period where the bone integrates with the implants.
  3. Denture fabrication: Once the implants have integrated with the jawbone, impressions of your mouth will be taken to create custom-fitted dentures.
  4. Fitting and adjustment: The dentures are attached to the implants and adjusted for a perfect fit and optimal comfort.

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Implant-retained dentures can transform your dental health and personal comfort. Contact us today to book a consultation and take the first step towards a happier, healthier smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Unlike traditional dentures, which can slip and slide, implant-retained dentures are anchored to dental implants embedded in the jawbone, offering superior stability and comfort.

Ideal candidates are those who have lost most or all of their teeth but have sufficient jawbone density to support implants. They should also be in good general health to undergo minor surgery.

The denture itself is removable for cleaning and maintenance, but the implants are permanently anchored in the jawbone.

The process involves several steps, including an initial consultation, implant placement surgery, a healing period for osseointegration, and the fitting and adjustment of the final dentures.

The duration can vary depending on individual cases, particularly the healing time needed for osseointegration, typically ranging from several months to over a year.

Yes, because they are stable and securely anchored to your jaw, these dentures are generally more comfortable than traditional dentures.

Yes, the increased stability allows for better chewing efficiency, enabling you to enjoy a wider range of foods.

We guarantee your comfort!

With us, you can forget the stressful, daunting dental visits! At Bellegrove Dental, our team will always make sure that each visit is always relaxing, swift, and designed around your individual needs!

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