Why Implant-Retained Dentures are a Great Solution
Modern medicine and technology have managed to provide access to advanced body joint replacement procedures that can ease the lives of patients. So, it’s quite natural that many people are looking for dental implants and specially designed denture replacements as a way to solve their dental problems.
Implant-supported dentures are becoming more and more popular and there’s more than one reason for that – they are easy to place, affordable and effective.
In addition, implant dentistry is one of the fastest growing medical industries. As a matter of fact, more than three million people have implants in their mouths. According to the AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry), every year over half a million people are getting implants and 9 out of 10 patients are completely satisfied with the procedure.
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When it comes to implant-retained dentures, you should know that it usually takes four implants per arch (both on the lower and upper jaws) to stabilize the bridge of brand new teeth. There are cases when dentists create removable dentures. In addition, there are dentures that snap into place.
To put it in simple words, these implants act as plugs which are slipped into the jaw. They serve as real, natural tooth root once they are integrated with the jaw. In this way, they can replace a tooth or teeth or they can be placed on the position of a missing tooth. This is a pain-free procedure which is usually conducted under local anesthesia.
When the implants are placed, they must be left for a while to integrate with the jaw bone. The integration period depends on the patient and the situation, but in most cases, they can support a crown after three or four months. There are individuals who can use the implants from the moment they are placed, but they have to consult with their doctor about that. When it comes to one-day dentures, patients are able to leave the clinic once their implant surgery is finished and they can start enjoying the benefits of their new teeth.
While the healing phase is still ongoing, patients may have to wear a temporary mouthpiece. This mouthpiece is to provide a replacement for the missing teeth. When the integration is over, the dentist will take impressions and based on these impressions he will order the production of snap-in dentures and abutment.
The advantage of using implant-supported dentures is the fact that they won’t become loose when people are speaking, eating or laughing. This is a common problem with conventional dentures. In addition, they can also be removed before you go to sleep or when you want to clean them.
Even though most individuals have no problems when they got their implants in place, there are cases when people are experiencing problems. In situations like this, you must visit your dentist as soon as possible. Medical problems like diabetes and similar autoimmune issues can impact the integration of dental implants. In addition, smokers at a much greater risk of implant problems compared to nonsmokers.
Oral healing has a big role in the success rate of implant-retained denture procedures and even though implants are not prone to decay and they are quite durable, basic maintenance and dental checkups on a regular basis will ensure that you will stay healthy.
This blog post was brought to you by Didsbury Denture Centre. To find out more about Implant Retained Dentures, please visit www.didsburydentures.com or call 0161 445 5459 and speak with a Clinical Dental Technician.