Throughout our lives, our teeth may undergo damage from accidents or things such as tooth decay which causes them to be severely damaged or perhaps even to become entirely missing. When an individual tooth does go missing, this is when Dental Implants in Bromley can help. Dental Implants in Bromley can replace missing or severely damaged teeth, and provide a new, prosthetic tooth that is made out of durable materials such as metal or porcelain to act as a substitute for an old tooth. However, it is also worth thinking about what happens when many or perhaps all of our teeth are broken down or lost. As it turns out, dental implants in Bromley can still be a helpful treatment for those of us who have lost all our teeth. More specifically, a dental implant treatment known as Implant Retained Dentures. This process combines dental implants with the use of dentures to give patients a new set of natural looking and feeling teeth. Today we’ll take a look at implant retained dentures and their treatment process, as well as what potential benefits getting this treatment can have.
If you do end up deciding that you would like to have implant retained dentures for yourself, then you may wish to consider coming to the Bromley Dental Practice for your treatment. Here at the Bromley Dental Practice, we have a team of skilled and caring staff who listen to you, who give you the time and consideration you need to ask questions needed to decide upon treatment. Our track record, particularly the many 5-star reviews we have received on google, further demonstrate our proud reputation for delivering high quality dental treatment in a way that puts you first.
What are Implant retained dentures?
Implant retained dentures are dentures that are held in the mouth through the use of dental implants. They are designed to look and feel just like regular teeth, and there are a number of both cosmetic and health reasons that getting this treatment can be advantageous. Cosmetically speaking, implant retained dentures can be used to give you a great looking new smile with a natural aesthetic, which many recipients of this treatment have found to give them a boost in self-confidence. In terms of health benefits, implant retained dentures are held firmly in place by dental implants, which allows you to chew and break down food effectively. They are also able to distribute the force exerted by chewing evenly across the jawbone which helps to make chewing easier and helps the jawbone to stay in place. Some people have also found that having implant retained dentures helps them to have a clearer pattern of speech.
Implant retained dentures treatment
The implant retained dentures treatment requires a flap of gum to be lifted so that a socket can be inserted into the jawbone. A dental implant can then be fixed to the socket, and this stage of the treatment is then repeated to allow multiple dental implants to be fixed into the mouth (most often this will be two in the lower jaw and four in the upper jaw). What comes next is a process known as osseointegration, where the mouth is given time to heal – usually around three months – to allow the dental implants to properly integrate with the jawbone. Once this integration is complete, the implant retained dentures can be fixed on top of the dental implants which is usually done using a screw.