Do your dentures slipping around in your mouth?
Do you find it difficult to enjoy eating your favourite foods or speak?
If so, an implant supported full denture may be the perfect solution for you!
Dentures are prosthetic devices made of a combination of materials, including acrylic, nylon, porcelain, metal and resin. If you have a set of dentures, you will know that they act as a useful support for your missing teeth and the gums, and that they can do wonders for day to day confidence.
However, dentures come with their own set of problems. They must be taken out at night and cleaned regularly, or else further complications might develop, such as cavities, stomatitis and infection. Dentures also vary in their comfort and stability, and it is not uncommon for people to develop ulcers as a result. Often this pain leads people to avoid certain foods, particularly those which require mastication (chewing), this can snowball into poor nutritional intake leading to other medical health issues and self-consciousness at social events.
If your dentures are giving you grief, implant supported full dentures may be just what you need. Implant supports are made of titanium screws, and they have special attachments which lock into your new set of dentures. This allows the dentures to grip onto something other than your gums, meaning they are less likely to create trouble. Implant supported full dentures remove the need for pastes, gels, or adhesives to secure your dentures in place, as they provide far more support on their own. What’s more, the new set can be removed at night for cleaning just like a regular denture.
For our more anxious patients, Dentists & Doctors offer dental implant surgery under sedation or general anaesthetic to ensure you are comfortable and confident throughout the procedure. The whole process, from initial consultation to the implant surgery, may vary between 3 to 12 months, depending on your unique medical conditions and the operation you require. In any case, oral hygiene post-procedure is a must. You will be asked to attend follow-up appointments to keep on top of maintenance and to ensure appropriate home care is undertaken regularly.
Here at Dentists & Doctors, we offer a comprehensive range of dental implant procedures, including single and multiple dental implants, implant supported denture and All on 4 dental implant surgery. As one of the most trusted dental clinics in Geelong, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality service at affordable prices. We are a locally owned and operated clinic, and our dentists will treat you with the care, attention-to-detail and respect that you deserve. Book an appointment today, and we’ll have you smiling again in no time!