The Benefits of Implant Retained Dentures

Implant Retained Dentures

When fitted correctly, traditional dentures can produce great results. However, they have some potential drawbacks, such as causing discomfort and making it difficult to chew. If you’re looking to regain your confidence with dentures that fit, require fewer trips to the dentist, and produce stunning results, implant retained dentures could be the perfect alternative.

At CK Dental, we use the latest Straumann® implant retained dentures. Here, we’ll explain more about these dentures, and why you might consider these over other traditional options.

What are implant retained dentures?

Implant retained dentures offer a distinct advantage over traditional dentures as they are anchored to dental implants instead of simply resting on the gums. Not only do the implants replace the missing teeth, but also the missing roots, which makes them more effective and longer lasting than alternative dentures or bridges.

The Straumann® implant system uses implants embedded directly into the jawbone, providing a stable base that ensures your dentures are secure. What sets this system apart from other restorations is its convenience, comfort and natural results, all in a quicker time. The modern materials used are strong, long-lasting and require much less invasive surgery to fit.

Designed to work with the natural biology of the mouth, these can often be placed in a single session. In many cases, temporary replacement teeth can be fitted the same day. This quick turnaround offers more convenience than other traditional methods that require extended healing time and multiple appointments.

The benefits over traditional dentures

The advantages of choosing implant retained dentures extend beyond mere aesthetics and convenience. According to recent research, patients can even experience cognitive improvement associated with implant-like stimulation in the jaw. Studies suggest that the stimulation from chewing with implant retained dentures can mimic that of natural teeth. This can promote brain activity and potentially boosts cognitive functions.

Implant retained dentures also provide a level of stability and comfort that traditional dentures just cannot match. This stability not only helps with chewing and speaking more naturally, but also significantly improves patient confidence with no issues of dentures moving out of place.

Maintaining good oral hygiene also becomes easier with implants. Unlike traditional dentures, which require adhesives and special cleaning, implant retained dentures can be cared for much like natural teeth. This ease of maintenance contributes to better oral health and reduces the risk of gum disease often seen with conventional dentures.

Are implant retained dentures right for you?

If you are considering implant retained dentures, then the process begins with a consultation. Your dentist will be able to advise whether they are right for you. They’ll assess your oral health but will also go through your individual health/lifestyle factors and medical history. If you decide to go ahead, the procedure can be done under local or general anaesthetic, or sedation.

If you are unsuitable for implant retained dentures, then your dentist can advise you on the most effective alternative restoration solutions.

To find out if implant retained dentures could be right for you, schedule a consultation with our friendly reception team. We are here to help and support you every step of the way on your journey to a better smile and improved dental health.