Implant retained dentures

Implant retained dentures

You only have one set of teeth and gums so it’s important to ensure they remain as healthy as possible.



At TiggaSmile, we know the key to positive oral health is good dental hygiene. Let us help you to take care of your teeth and gums Dental hygiene starts at home. Brushing twice daily and flossing as often as possible is essential to maintain good levels of dental hygiene. So, at TiggaSmile, we always recommend you come and see us for regular check-ups as well as seeing one of our experienced hygienists to get your teeth as clean as possible.

Not looking after your teeth or gums properly can cause a multitude of problems including:

  • Build-up of plaque on the teeth and gums
  • Decay causing cavities in the teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Gum disease

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Implant retained dentures

Ideal for holding dentures in place, implants take away the daily worry of an appliance slipping out of place or coming loose.

Many people who have lost a number of teeth are put off the idea of wearing dentures due to the fear they will move or rub against the gums.

Traditionally, dentures fit over the gums and denture adhesive helps to hold them in place, however when dentures do not fit snugly, they can move and cause discomfort.
Implant retained dentures are ideal for patients who wear dentures to replace the lower teeth.



Implant retained dentures

Ideal for holding dentures in place, implants take away the daily worry of an appliance slipping out of place or coming loose.

Many people who have lost a number of teeth are put off the idea of wearing dentures due to the fear they will move or rub against the gums.

Traditionally, dentures fit over the gums and denture adhesive helps to hold them in place, however when dentures do not fit snugly, they can move and cause discomfort.
Implant retained dentures are ideal for patients who wear dentures to replace the lower teeth.


The treatment

If you are suitable for the implant procedure, following a thorough assessment, a number of implants will be placed into the lower jawbone. These will act as anchors for the denture appliance, which will clip onto the screws when being worn.

Implant retained dentures are still removable and easy to clean, however they will feel more secure and stable when being worn.

Close up Implant model tooth support fix bridge implant and crown.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


​​​​​​​Frequently asked questions:



Q

How long do dental implants last for?

A

Implants can last for a lifetime, just like your natural teeth should. You will need to care for them properly and maintain a good oral care routine.

Q

Why should I have an implant and not a dental bridge?

A

The dentist will advise on what treatment best fits your individual case. Often implants are preferred over bridgework as no preparatory work is required to the surrounding teeth.

Q

How soon after I lose a tooth should I get an implant?

A

To prevent any bone atrophy, it is recommended you start the implant procedure as soon as you lose your natural tooth. If a natural tooth has to be extracted we can incorporate this into your individual treatment plan.