Implant supported dentures are a more natural looking alternative to regular dentures. Unlike regular dentures, implant supported dentures are securely locked-in-place by implants, inserted into the jaw bone, either on the top or bottom jaw.
They provide a more stable support, locking safely into place giving greater comfort and the ability to eat foods that you may not have been able to eat before.
Choosing Implant Supported Dentures
Choosing to opt for implant supported dentures is a big decision as it requires two rounds of surgery. It can also be much harder to find a comfortable medium with implant dentures, as chewing can create sore points on gums, so several visits to the dentist to optimise comfort will be necessary.
Regular dentures are much more comfortable because the only thing holding them in place is the suction created by a full denture and the roof of your mouth.
The first of the two surgeries involves the surgeon placing the implants into the jawbone. An incision is made in the gum; a hole is then drilled into the bone and the implant is positioned in the hole.
The incision is then stitched closed and left to heal and fuse with the bone for anywhere up to 6 months. After your implants have been inserted, you should avoid putting pressure on the implants. Your surgeon will craft a temporary denture that you can use in the meantime.
Once your dentist is satisfied that your implants have fused to the bone you second surgery will be organised. This time, a small incision will be to expose the top of your implants. A healing cap is placed on each of the implants that will allow the gum tissue to heal properly.
Once your surgeon is happy with how your implants have healed since the addition of implant caps, an impression will be taken of your gums. This impression will then be used to make a model of your jaw; this will then be used to make your new dentures.
The Aesthetic Dentures Difference
Aesthetic Dentures are fully trained to ensure your implant dentures are as comfortable as possible.
Our team have had specific implant training and offer the highest quality of care while you are with us. We only use materials that are manufactured right here in Australia. This allows us to ensure all products have passed strict Australian safety standards.
Are you interested in implant support dentures?
We can help you.
Please contact us on (02) 4655 4438 or email us to speak with one of our dental prosthetists who can tell you more about implant support dentures and book a consultation to discuss your options.