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Implant-Supported Dentures

Losing some or all of your teeth can be devastating. It can have an impact on how you speak and eat, making it challenging to complete everyday tasks. Moreover, when you have gaps between your teeth, your remaining teeth may move towards that space, causing your teeth to become crooked.

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

There are many dental restorations available in dentistry that may replace your missing or damaged teeth such as dentures. Yet, traditional dentures may have issues of falling out of place or loosening over time. This may cause discomfort and limit the way you eat.

It might be time to consider implant-supported dentures. Implants can replace the teeth roots for an artificial tooth root, so your denture is more stable and comfortable.

Implant dentures, also known as implant-supported or implant-anchored dentures, are a type of dental treatment used to replace lost teeth. They are attached to the upper or lower arch or both. Four to six dental implants hold the denture, allowing for a secure fit without the use of pastes, gels, or other unpleasant adhesives.

With implant-supported dentures, you can have a new beautiful smile. This treatment restores missing teeth, filling unattractive gaps. The procedure is slow and has potential drawbacks and side effects. Understanding these dentures and what follows next might help you prepare.

Implant dentures are one of several restoration procedures we offer at Magical Smiles, and the one that is suitable for you will depend on a number of factors specific to your needs and lifestyle.

The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

People who have had dental problems may need to consider having dentures in the future. Although traditional removable dentures have been the primary option for many people, implant-retained dentures are quickly becoming the preferred solution. Implant-supported dentures offer a variety of advantages that makes them a better alternative to traditional dentures.
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Great stability

Implant-supported dentures, unlike ordinary dentures, are attached directly to the jaw bone, just like real teeth. This implies you can quit eating only soft foods and instead enjoy food without worrying. Moreover, this stability improves your speaking. Traditional dentures have tendencies to slide out of place, finding it challenging to communicate clearly. Implant dentures stay firmly in place, allowing you to talk with friends, give a speech, or simply talk on the phone without having to deal with a loose restoration.
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Comfortable to wear

Implant-anchored dentures are among the most comfortable denture options available today, with great stability once in place. Many denture users report that wearing implant dentures feel natural making them comfortable in the mouth. This stability also gives peace of mind makes them easier to use every day without affecting your daily tasks.
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They are removable

Although your dental implants are permanently inserted in your gums, the dentures that are attached to them are not. This suggests you can remove your dentures when you need to clean them. In addition to having good hygiene and health benefits, you can also get new dentures without having to replace your dental implants.
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Prevents bone atrophy

The stimulation of the jawbone provided by implant-supported dentures is the most important health benefit. When tooth roots are lost, the jawbone shrinks unless another source of stimulation is provided. Dental implants prevent bone atrophy, allowing your jaw to keep its shape and strength. Traditional dentures must be adjusted on a regular basis to suit changes in the jaw. You may never need an adjustment with implant-supported dentures, saving you both time and money over time.
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Less food getting stuck

One of the common problems with traditional dentures is that food can get stuck under or between your dentures. Nonetheless, implant retained dentures won’t have this problem. Food is less likely to seep through or get stuck in between these dentures because they are securely attached to your implants.
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You can brush your teeth normally

Brushing your teeth with implant-supported dentures is the same as brushing your natural teeth, instead of removing your dentures to brush and soak them. It requires little maintenance before going to bed.

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Why Choose Magical Smiles for Implant-Supported Denture Treatments in Caroline Springs?

Magical Smiles carefully checks your teeth and considers your expectations to give the best restorative dental care plan. We also provide some quality implant dentures, which will last longer and be comfortable to wear.

We understand that apart from the fact that they might be unattractive, the problem with loose dentures is that they can make it difficult to eat and speak properly. Hence, our dental team looks at the different factors to determine which restorative treatment will work best for you.

With the use of advanced technology, we offer durable implant-supported dentures that can cease your problem of replacing several teeth or your old conventional dentures. We’d love to discuss further information with you, you can give us a call at (03) 8373 0996!

FAQs

  • If you are missing all of your teeth, implant-supported dentures may be a good option for you.
  • Your current dentures are starting to slip or slide more often.
  • You experience tooth loss while wearing your old dentures.
  • Damaged traditional dentures may be repaired. Yet, it may result to be more prone in damaging and further complications.
  • Your dentures are causing you pain or discomfort. Although dentures aren’t the most comfortable tooth replacement option, they shouldn’t feel pain while you’re wearing them.
  • Your gums feel sore or tender.
  • The main purpose of your dentures is to restore your ability to chew. If your current dentures make chewing difficult, you should get a new pair as soon as possible.
  • They are difficult to clean.
  • If your dentures cause you trouble pronouncing certain words or speaking.
  • The colour of your dentures or other types of dental restoration is different.

The amount of time it takes for each patient to adjust to implant-supported dentures is unique.

If the implants were placed in the upper jaw (5-6 months after the first) or lower jaw (3-4 months after the first), the second procedure would be performed at a later date. A period of time is necessary in order to allow the implant and bone to become biologically integrated through a process called osseointegration.

The implant has become ready for the second procedure after osseointegration. An x-ray would be taken by the dentist to determine whether the implants had fused with the bone.

At this point, usually in month five or seven months, depending on whether you need a denture made – you are ready to have your new denture fitted.

Not everyone need a bone graft prior to receiving implant-supported dentures. In most cases, if you have regular dental checkups or receive immediate dental care soon following a tooth loss, the less likely you may require bone grafting.

In general, the placement of four implants with a milled bar and a new denture costs roughly $15,000.

Dental implants are not a one-size-fits-all treatment option. Every treatment we do is tailored to the patient’s specific needs and is proceeded by careful planning and assessments. Specific goals and treatment plans must be discussed at the same time.

Since each procedure is unique and is dependent on your specific condition, a full detailed estimate will be provided to you during the final appointment once all information has been assessed.

Just like any medical procedures, undergoing implant-supported dentures have recover and adjustment period following the surgery, You may expect mild pain and discomfort once your implant and dentures placement. Especially in the jaw area where implant have been inserted and incisions made. The dentist can help you by prescribing pain medications. Applying an ice pack to the affected area can also help.

Maintaining proper oral hygiene habits are necessary for your dental health and keeping your implant dentures long-lasting.

  • After the procedure, get a lot of rest as your body needs the energy to recover.
  • Most dental professionals advise avoiding regular eating habits once the placement of your implants. It is vital to provide time for implants to recover after they have been implanted. In this instance, healing requires an adjusted diet to prevent infection or harm to the implant sites.
  • Clean both the inner and outer sides of the abutment and the surrounding gums.
  • Make sure to brush the far side of the backmost teeth.
  • Using a proxabrush, clean all spaces on either side of the abutment pillars and the gaps between the root tips of the dentures. With some effort, this brush should fit through the rinsing space. Push the brush through the space several times at different angles.
  • Push and rotate the toothbrush up to the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Focus on little areas of the mouth. Hold the brush vertically and draw up towards the biting edges of the teeth. Hold the brush horizontally.
  • Rinse your mouth well with water to complete the cleaning.