Denture Implants in Auckland
Are your dentures lacking the stability you want? Tooth Implants are a highly effective way to secure your dentures in place. Dentures get loose and flop around when gums shrink and speaking and chewing becomes difficult. Implants enhance appearance and function and improve denture functioning.
Implant dentures provide many benefits to patients who are struggling in the mouth, with irritation and oral sores. You may be afraid to smile because your denture wobbles, or you are too self-conscious to eat at restaurants. With Denture Implants you will not have to worry about your Dentures being unstable any more.
Our first patient was an 80-year-old lady who felt that she was not young enough to get value from them. After the procedure she wondered as to why she had not done this earlier. Another lady hugged our team and said that they had fixed her husband’s teeth and saved her marriage.
Implant-Supported Partial Dentures
Implant-supported partial dentures are an option for patients who are missing a few adjacent teeth. Also known as implant-supported bridges, you will be able to snap in your restoration each morning and remove it each night for cleaning.
Implant-Supported Full Dentures
When all of the teeth on a single arch are missing, we turn to implant-supported full dentures to replace them. If you’ve had traditional full dentures in the past, you’ll appreciate that implant-supported dentures feel more stable in your mouth, allowing you to eat and speak with confidence.
Fully-Fixed Complete Tooth Replacement
While our other implant-supported denture options can be removed for cleaning and sleeping, fully-fixed complete tooth replacement is a denture option that is secured in place at our office and cannot be removed at home. You’ll brush your denture to clean it just as you would with your original teeth. This type of restoration looks, feels, and functions the most like natural teeth.
Traditional Dentures in Auckland
If dental implants are not an option for you, there’s good news: today’s dentures are better than ever. They look more realistic, they feel more comfortable, and they restore your ability to eat and speak better than the dentures of decades past. We offer a wide range of styles and materials to suit your preferences and budget.
Traditional Partial Dentures
A traditional partial denture is used when some, but not all, teeth are missing on a single arch. You’ll use a denture adhesive to secure the partial denture each morning, then remove it for cleaning at night.
Traditional Complete Dentures
Traditional complete dentures replace all of the teeth on an arch. The denture is designed to fit over your gums and be held in place with denture adhesives. A combination of flexible acrylic and ultra-thin titanium makes modern dentures comfortable and strong.
Deciding Between Traditional Dentures and Implant-Supported Dentures
If you’re deciding between implant-supported dentures and traditional dentures, here are some factors to consider:
- Traditional dentures do not require an invasive surgical procedure.
- Your jaw structure will change and break down over time with traditional dentures; this can even cause a prematurely aged appearance.
- Implant-supported dentures offer more stability and comfort.
- Although today’s traditional dentures are more realistic, they’re still not as realistic as implant-supported restorations.
- Traditional dentures are more affordable than implant-supported dentures.
- Dental implants feel more natural.
- If you’ve already suffered bone loss in the past, you may need a sinus lift or bone grafting prior to dental implant surgery.
Ultimately, every patient is different, with their own unique needs, dental histories, preferences, and budgets. The best way to determine which option is the right one for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to discuss dentures.
A note from our dentists…
“We see the pain of floppy dentures every time as we visit Rest Homes around this practice”. As patients grow older, Alzheimer’s and Parkinsonism can lead to uncontrollable muscle movement in the mouth. Patients find it very difficult to eat and chew and nursing staff see older individuals literally starving. With implants, caregivers can easily pop the dentures onto the implants, and eating is a breeze.