The Irish Festival is one of your favorite times of the year. The population of Dublin becomes a sea of green clad, happy people. Festive music washes over top of you from multiple stages, and everyone is dancing. That is, except you. Your dentures barely stay in place when you are talking or eating. It would be a nightmare for them to fall out in front of a crowd of people. You simply can’t trust them. You can now get the secure hold you need with implant retained dentures from your dentist in Dublin.
What Are Implant Retained Dentures?
Dental implants are the most comprehensive dental restoration available. They involve the only procedure that can replace both the root and crown of a missing tooth. This new root is key, because not only does it help firmly hold a tooth in place, but it also facilitates healthy blood flow to the jaw. A lack of blood flow is what makes gums atrophy and can affect the fit of your dentures. Implants help reverse this process, ensuring your fit over time. Rather than relying on suction or dental adhesive for hold, they are securely attached to the implants that are set in your jaw. Dental implants are made of 3 parts:
- A titanium root
- A metal connector, or abutment
- A porcelain crown
The titanium used in the root ensures that it is both strong and will easily bond with your jawbone. The porcelain crown replicates the part of the tooth that shows above the gum line. The material used is able to recreate a tooth both in look and function. It usually takes 2-6 implants to support a partial or complete set of dentures. Implant retained dentures allow a person to have a greater bite force than with traditional dentures, making it easier for them to eat healthy food, ensuring their long term health.
What is the Procedure Like?
The first step is to visit Dr. Buck or Dr. Burton so they can give you an evaluation. This is when they will determine if you are a good candidate for implant retained dentures. If you are, the first step is to install your implants. The process involves 3 basic steps:
- You will be referred to a local oral surgeon who will actually place your new roots into your jaw
- You will be given 3-6 months to heal, as well as allow the roots to firmly bond to your jawbone
- The final visit is when one of the doctors will install your crowns
After the crowns are installed, we will get started creating your dentures. This usually involves multiple visits in which we will take impressions of your mouth and create models for you to try on. This will help ensure the best fit for you. Once that has been done, your final dentures will be created, and you can smile with confidence.
Are They Right For Me?
The only way to figure out if implant retained dentures are the best solution for you is by visiting us at Distinctive Smiles of Dublin. You don’t have to compromise when it comes to your dentures. Come get a secure fit with us today.