Month: November 2018

Implant Retained Dentures

Dentures supported by Dental Implants

Implant supported dentures are a good option for full denture wearing patients. Before dental implants, a patient who had no teeth at all was limited to wearing complete dentures. The retention and stability of those dentures became poorer as a result of the jaw bone remodelling. With jaw bone shrinkage over time, their fit and ability to function like natural teeth become more inefficient and unpredictable.

Adequate stability of your full denture can be achieved from as little as two dental implants, creating a removable denture that sits securely into place restoring close to a natural function.

Did you know?

  • Implants prevent slippage and secure dentures in place.
  • Painful sore spots of the gums are prevented when dentures clip onto implants
  • Implants reduce on-going bone loss from denture use and help keep your natural facial structure.
  • Dentures supported by implants are smaller, allowing you to naturally pronounce words.

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FAQ about Dental Implants

Does it hurt?

The feedback we consistently receive from our patients is that “there was much less pain than they ever thought”. And that it hurt more to have a tooth removed.

 How Do I Care for My Dental Implant?

Like natural teeth, dental implants need to be flossed and brushed twice daily, consistently. This ensures healthy gums and bone around them. You also have to attend the dentist 6 monthly for routine checks and cleans as required and to avoid harmful habits like using your teeth as tools.

How Long Does It Take?

The actual placement/ insertion of the implant into the jaw bone takes just under an hour.  This procedure is preceded by a pre-treatment visit where we take a 3D xray (CBCT) and optical scans of your teeth to determine the amount of bone you have, the location of important structures like nerves and sinuses, and even fabricate a special stent to help place the implant in an optimum position. At the time of implant insertion, its stability is tested, and checked again three months later before connecting a crown.

How Much Do They Cost?

Their long-term value far exceeds that of other tooth restoration methods, and there is no question that they are a worthwhile investment. The cost of dental implants varies according to individual need and the extent of correction required. If you have dental (extras) health insurance, some of the insurers may cover a portion of the expense. Dr Joseph Tidimane will be happy to provide you with a detailed price quote during your personal consultation. Our reception staff will be able to talk you through the option of an interest free payment plan, which may help make this dental treatment accessible.

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Thinking of getting a Dental Implant? We can look after you and thoroughly explain what’s involved and what kind of solution we can achieve!

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