Implant Secured Dentures

Implant secured dentures

If you are missing more than one tooth- possibly several teeth in a row, then you may be aware of, or wear dentures. These are removeable false teeth that are normally made of plastic, nylon or metal and can often be uncomfortable and irritating.

With advances in implant dentistry, we now have many innovative techniques for denture stabilisation such as securing them with an implant.

The implants are titanium screws placed into the jaw, to replace original roots. Depending on the treatment, you may need between 4 and 8 implants to secure each denture in place. It’s a straightforward process which can be completed under local anaesthetic. The implants will need three to six months to heal and bond with your jawbone to provide a solid support for your replacement teeth.

There are many advantages to this sort of procedure, these include:

• Stability As the implants are secured into the jaw, you don’t run the risk of them feeling shaky or unstable- like you may have felt with dental adhesive.

• Functionality Once the implant secured dentures are in place, you will be able to speak, chew and bite much more easily than previously.

• Looking completely natural As the implant secured dentures are secured into the gum, they look far more natural than traditional dentures would and can’t be distinguished from any remaining teeth.

If you think you could benefit from implant secured dentures and want to discuss this more with a professional dentist then please give Avondale Dental Practice a call on 01355 234919 or contact us via our website.

Implants in East Kilbride

Dental implants are metal cylinders made of titanium and are surgically placed in the jawbone where teeth are missing. Implants replace the roots of missing teeth and support single crowns, large bridges, and dentures.

You might need a dental implant if you suffer with:

• a missing tooth

• a loose tooth

• a decayed tooth

• a broken tooth

• a cracked tooth

• a tooth with a failed root canal

• a tooth damaged as a result of an injury – contact sports, rugby and hockey are common.

Although the idea of getting a dental implant might be scary, there is nothing to worry about. We usually require you to come in for two separate procedures, but sometimes this only requires one. The first appointment is to fit the implant itself into your jawbone- at that point, depending on the condition of your mouth, we may fit the crown or bridge then. If not, we would require you to come back. Either way, there will be some healing time to allow the screw to mesh with the bone. Once the implant has fully healed, it will look and feel like a normal tooth so no one should ever be able to tell the difference.

If you are feeling particularly anxious about the procedure, then please make one of our dentists at Avondale aware of this and we will do our very best to reassure you and make you feel as comfortable as possible. All our dentists are passionate about preventative dentistry and will do their upmost to limit any invasive procedures if possible.

If you think you are in need of a single dental implant then please get in touch via our website or over the phone to discuss this more. We would love to hear from you!