Implant-supported Dentures in Darch
Get a more stable alternative to conventional dentures. Darch Dental Centre offers the latest in dental technology and can create an option that is perfect for you!
Implant-supported dentures: the best of both worlds
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
- Implant-supported dentures are substantially more stable and less likely to slip out of place while speaking or eating than traditional dentures. Darch Dental Centre offers implant-supported dentures as a more permanent denture alternative.
- Implant-supported dentures are anchored in your jaw bone, providing you with the strength to chew harder and stickier foods. You don’t have to give up your favourite foods.
- Your jaw bone tissue deteriorates when you don’t have teeth, but dental implants stimulate bone growth. An implant-supported denture preserves the jaw bone and prevents further bone loss and deterioration.
- Implant-supported dentures are becoming more and more popular because they offer a safer alternative. With implant-supported dentures, the gums are less likely to be irritated because the implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible metal.
- Implant-supported dentures fit snugly in your mouth and look like natural teeth. At Darch Dental Centre, we use the latest dental technology and high-quality materials to ensure that you have a comfortable and natural smile.
- You don’t have to remove implant-supported dentures when you sleep at night. They are ideal for people who do not like removable dentures or prefer to ensure their false teeth are always in place when they wake up in the morning.
Darch Dental Centre
Darch Dental Centre is a modern, state-of-the-art dental clinic equipped with the latest technology and equipment. Our team is highly trained and experienced in providing implant-supported dentures and will work with you to find the best option for your needs.
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FAQ's About IMPLANT-SUPPORTED DENTURES
A traditional denture sits on your gums. In contrast, an implant-supported denture is attached to and supported by implants. An implant-supported denture is used when a patient has lost teeth in the jaw but has sufficient bone to support dental implants. An implant denture is held in place by special attachments that snap onto the implants. An implant integrates with the bone structure to create an extremely secure and stable foundation. A clip attaches them to the denture, partial denture, or bar that holds the denture connectors.
Implant stabilization methods can be classified as either bar-retained or ball-retained:
- Bar-retained dentures attach to implants by means of a thin metal bar. A fastening device may be attached to the bar or the denture. The metal bar will securely hold the denture using clips or fasteners.
- Ball-retained dentures are also known as stud-attachment dentures. They attach directly to implants in the jaw via ball-shaped metal parts. Dentures are held in place by the connection between the ball and the socket.
Both implant-supported dentures and traditional dentures are excellent artificial replacement teeth. Each choice has pros and cons, and the best one depends on your needs and budget.
- A denture supported by an implant is more stable than a conventional denture. It is less likely to slip out of place when eating or speaking. A conventional removable denture easily shifts out of place.
- An implant-supported denture allows you to chew harder and stickier foods. Traditional dentures make eating certain foods difficult.
- The jaw bone is preserved with implant-supported dentures. Further bone erosion and loss are prevented. On the other hand, a traditional removable denture does not attach to the bone. So the jaw bone soon starts to deteriorate because of the lack of stimulation provided by the missing teeth.
- Implant-supported dentures are a long term option. It allows you to brush and floss them the same way you would your actual teeth. Conventional dentures must be removed for cleaning and require special daily care.
- Traditional dentures are non-invasive, but implant-supported dentures require oral surgery to install the titanium implants.
- Dental health insurance doesn’t always cover the cost of implants, which can be quite costly. It is important to weigh this cost against the long-term benefits and durability of the implant, which can last 15 years or more. In general, dentures are cheaper but can warp over time and would need to be replaced from time to time.
An implant-supported denture requires implant surgery. It carries the same risks as any oral surgery. However, the risks are minimal.
A dental implant infection is one of the most common concerns dentists have after the procedure is completed. Since the procedure involves an incision, there may be bleeding and swelling afterward. Implant placement can result in oral infections that last up to a week. Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics and follow aftercare instructions in order to minimise the risk of infection.
- Implant failure:
Implants may fail at times. A patient may suffer from peri-implant disease if they develop a bacterial infection. Bacteria can cause this type of infection around the implant. Eventually, the gums become irritated and inflamed. There can be redness, swelling, and bleeding in the affected area. Oral implants can also fail if the bone structure supporting them is insufficient to support them. Without sufficient bone support, implants cannot fuse to the jaw.
- Nerve damage:
It is possible to damage a nerve during the dental implant process if it is too close to a nerve. If nerve damage occurs, you may experience tingling, numbness, and tingling in your lips, tongue, and face.
- Rejection or allergy:
In rare cases, the body rejects an implant or develops an allergy to it. Rejection symptoms include pain, swelling, fever, and chills. Titanium allergies may cause tingling, swelling, and taste loss.
- Sinus complications:
Implants placed between the jaw and the sinus cavity can protrude into the sinus cavity depending on their positioning in the upper jaw. This can result in sinus complications.
Every patient has different needs, so a dental implant procedure may be different for each. However, this is the basic procedure:
Initially, implants are inserted in the jaw. Your dentist will expose the bone by opening the gums. They will then place the implants deep into the bone. Usually, it takes 3 to 6 months for the implants and bone mass to fuse together. This is known as osseointegration. The result is a strong enough anchor to hold snap-in dentures.
It may be necessary to perform an additional procedure. Your dentist will uncover the implant and add the abutment. This completes the foundation for the false teeth. In some cases, the implant system may already have extensions attached.
A connecting device may be used to secure the dentures to the implants after they have been implanted. Your dentist will take a mould of your arch of teeth. Then, they will send it to the dental laboratory that will create your dentures. Your dentist will fit the dentures in your mouth as soon as they are ready.
The price of implant-supported dentures will vary depending on an individual patient’s condition. It depends on several factors, including:
- How many dental implants are needed
- Choice of materials for dentures
- Implant location
- If additional procedures are needed, such as a bone graft procedure
Dental treatments are customised for each patient, and the cost varies based on the complexity of the case. We can provide you with an accurate quote after conducting diagnostics and assessing your suitability for implant treatment at Darch Dental Centre. In general, the entire treatment process starts at $5,000. We can provide you with a more detailed cost quote during your implant consultation appointment.