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.
Do your dentures slip around in your mouth?
Do you find it difficult to enjoy eating your favourite foods or speak?
Do you want healthy teeth - even though you’re missing a few?
If so, an implant supported full denture may be the perfect solution for you.
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.
If you have a set of traditional 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 you may develop cavities, stomatitis and infection. Dentures also vary in their comfort and stability, causing ulcers down the road
Don’t let this be your reality: with implant supported full dentures, you can restore your smile and oral health. We encourage you to book your appointment at Dentists & Doctors to discuss your options.
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.
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Depending on your unique medical conditions and the operation you require, the entire process may take 3 to 12 months. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect:
But that’s not the end of our professional relationship. Oral hygiene post-procedure is a must. You’ll be asked to attend follow-up appointments to keep on top of maintenance and to ensure appropriate home care is undertaken regularly.
Don’t want to feel stressed out, anxious, or annoyed at the thought of visiting the dentist? That ends with Dentists & Doctors.
For our more anxious patients, we offer dental implant surgery under sedation or general anaesthetic. That way, you’ll be comfortable and confident throughout the procedure. Because you deserve safe, soothing and enjoyable care.
Stress-free treatments in a judgement-free zone. That’s what visiting a doctor should be like - and that’s exactly what we offer at Dentists & Doctors. We enjoy challenging the status quo by delivering a comfortable and enjoyable dental experience - without compromising on results.
If you’re looking for a locally owned and operated clinic in Geelong that will treat you with the care and respect that you deserve, book an appointment today with our professional dentists.
In an All-On-4® dental implant procedure, a patient’s set of upper and lower teeth are restored with only four implants. These implants provide the support required to place a set of permanent teeth.
The All-On-4® dental implants procedure usually requires the patient to be under general anaesthesia as it is a surgical procedure. However, when the anaesthesia wears off, the patient might experience discomfort such as swelling and minor aches for a few days.
Special painkiller medications can be prescribed to patients to alleviate pain.
The All-On-4® treatment can be recommended for anyone that needs a permanent dental restoration for multiple sets of teeth.
The candidate is required to have healthy gums and bone mass to hold the implants. These may include patients that have endured tremendous tooth loss or who want a permanent, long-lasting solution to removable dentures.
For such patients, an All-On-4® treatment can help restore vital facial features, align jaw position and bite force, as well as enhance speech.
With good dental hygiene, maintenance, and care, standard All-On-4® restorations can last indefinitely. However, this is very much dependant on the maintenance of the implants and prosthetics.
Since the All-On-4® implants are tilted within the jaw, the requirement for bone grafting is minimised. The positioning on both the lower and upper jaws is adjusted to ensure maximum functionality and to prevent any dental concerns like cavities from forming.
For this reason, it’s necessary for the dentist to analyse the bone structure to see if they are a fit for the procedure.
Initially, the dentist starts with an examination of the patient’s overall oral health to determine whether they are the right fit for the procedure. Once the patient qualifies, the dentist proceeds with the surgery.
During a standard All-On-4® procedure, the dentist fixes a set of four implants and provisional teeth on top for a period of 3 months as the gum and bones heal. After the surgery, the mouth is left to recover while the implants integrate firmly with the jawbone.
Following the recovery, the dentist creates the permanent teeth made of either zirconia, acrylic or ceramic. These are then fixed permanently over the frame resulting in a complete restoration of the patient’s teeth.
Patients can also opt for sleep dentistry as a part of their treatment to help manage their fear or anxiety.
Undergoing a treatment under sleep dentistry means the sedation is supervised by a medical professional who can monitor their condition till the procedure is complete. This is to ensure the overall safety and comfort of the patient.
It’s not usually necessary to remove both upper and lower arches in an All-On-4® treatment if one of them are in good shape. However, if both arches are badly damaged, it’s advisable to get them both replaced in a single treatment. This helps reduce cost of the whole treatment.
The completion time for an All-On-4® treatment can vary on certain factors. Ideally, the patient can expect to get a full restoration of their implants within 24 hours with their temporary teeth.
Within the said time period, the patient will have their All-On-4® teeth permanently fitted into the implants. The treatment duration might, however, increase if the patient requires any add-ons to be done.
Compared to regular implants where having a firm jawbone is necessary, All-On-4® implants can be placed strategically to manage a single dental arch. This means a dentist can find an ideal foundation in the jawbone to insert the All-On-4® implants.
We invite you to book your appointment today at Dentists & Doctors. We can’t wait to see you smiling again in no time!
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