Many patients who opt for implant-retained dentures are existing wearers looking for a more secure, comfortable solution and freedom from messy denture adhesive.
An implant-retained denture fitting involves placing a small number of implants into the jaw — at least two per arch, in most cases.
If you’re a new wearer, your dentures will be made with special attachments that allow them to fix on to your implants. If you’re an existing wearer, your current dentures can be retrofitted to make them compatible.
Either way, you simply click your dentures into place on top of your implants, providing you with additional security and comfort while retaining the convenience to remove your teeth as necessary.
Another benefit of implant-retained dentures over standard ones is that chewing force is transferred to the jaw rather than the gums. Not only does this reduce discomfort, but it also stimulates the growth of new bone cells in your jaw.
The regeneration of your jaw can help reverse the effects that bone loss may have had on your facial appearance. Many conventional denture wearers find their face begins to sag over time, making them appear older than they are.
Implant-retained dentures can help you turn back the clock.
If you would like to find out more about implant-retained dentures, call us on 0141 632 1378.Back to the Treatments
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