Dentures can be a wonderful solution for patients with missing teeth, but they can also be problematic. If you’ve had negative experiences with loose or painful dentures, you may be looking for an alternative option. At City Dental Leeds, we pride ourselves on offering the finest treatments out there, and we’re proud to offer dentures as stable as natural teeth. To provide you with dentures that are comfortable, functional, natural looking and stable, we offer denture stabilisation or implant-retained dentures.
What are implant-retained dentures and how could they benefit me?
Implant-retained dentures are prosthetic dentures that are secured in place by dental implants. Implants are small titanium devices, which are designed to integrate into the bone tissue and take on the role of the missing tooth root. When an implant is in place, it provides the new tooth with the same level of support and stability as a natural, healthy tooth root. There’s no risk of a denture slipping or becoming loose, which gives you peace of mind and enables you to enjoy enhanced bite power. You can eat what you like, and you don’t ever have to worry that your denture will cause irritation or sore spots.
We can use a system called All-on-4 to provide same-day smiles or we can anchor dentures using mini dental implants or standard implants. To support the implant, there has to be dense tissue available in the jaw bone. If the tissue is too weak or shallow, mini implants may be recommended, rather than traditional implants. As they are shorter, they are easier to tolerate. All-on-4 is a system that is designed for instant results, and it takes a single day, rather than several months.
If you would like to find out more about implant-retained dentures, call us today and make an appointment. Our friendly dentists will be happy to answer all your questions.