What is involved?
After determining suitability and the number of implants required, implants are placed into the jaw. The procedure is usually a day surgery and, in most cases, can be performed under a local anaesthetic. Three months is a common healing time. After approval from your oral surgeon, construction of your new implant retained denture can commence.
Does it hurt?
Many people are surprised when they undergo implant surgery that the pain is often less than they expected. Many have suggested that tooth extraction was more traumatic than having implants placed.
Cost is always a concern in our busy lives but due to changes in technology the costs have greatly reduced from when they first became available. There are also may options, which have a bearing on the cost.
If you currently wear dentures, you should not have to go without your teeth.
Regular concerns we hear from our patients are…
- Am I too old for this treatment?
- Will it be worth the expense for the years I have left?
Only you can answer these questions.
The big question is: What is the cost for you not being able to wear dentures successfully?
We now understand that if we lose too much bone, there is a group of patients whose quality of life will be much less enjoyable due to not being able to control their dentures properly, which can result in the loss self-esteem.
Frequently asked questions
How should I take care of my implant dentures?
It is important that you keep your implant dentures clean for the sake of your oral health. We recommend that you brush your dentures daily in order to remove any food particles and plaque that may have built up. Brushing your dentures regularly will also help to prevent them from becoming stained and discoloured over time. Besides cleaning your implant dentures, it is also important that you take good care of your mouth by brushing your gums and tongue before you insert your dentures every morning. By brushing your tongue and gums on a regular basis, you will help to stimulate circulation in your oral tissues and remove plaque from these areas of the mouth.
How can I prevent my dentures from drying out?
It is very important that you don’t let your dentures dry out as this can cause them damage over time. We recommend that you place your dentures in a specially formulated denture cleanser solution or in some room temperature water whenever you are not wearing them. Please note that you should not soak your dentures in hot water as this can cause them to lose their shape. Our team will advise you on the best denture cleaner solutions to use, depending on the type of dentures you have chosen.