Dental implants are a great option as an alternative to conventional partial or complete dentures.
Instead of removing your dentures each night to clean and store them, dental implants allow one or more teeth crowns to be screwed into place, giving you a more permanent repair to your smile.
With regular care and cleaning, dental implants are a good long-term solution, restoring your natural smile and functioning in many ways like natural teeth.
How dental implants work
Dental implants are anchored into the jaw bone, creating an attachment that the new artificial teeth can attach too.
Once in place, the jaw bone fuses to the implant over time, making it a great way to anchor teeth into place.
The crown goes over the implant or ‘abutment’, so the finished effect looks and feels very natural.
Implant retained dentures
An alternative to individual dental implants is a set of implant retained dentures. These are partial or complete dentures that are held in place by dental implants, with a press stud type effect rather than denture adhesives.
These again can provide more confidence to denture wearers who struggle to keep their dentures in place using adhesive alone.
Just 2-4 implants can hold a set of dentures in place, and many patients report improved confidence with eating and smiling afterwards.
Dental implant care
If you choose dental implants, we can provide you with full advice on the best methods of dental implant care, but in general it’s just a case of keeping them clean and cared for.
That can be similar to an effective oral hygiene routine for natural teeth too, with a combination of toothpaste to polish the surface, flossing to remove debris and mouthwash to protect gum health.
Again this very ‘normal’ and familiar routine can help new denture wearers to feel more confident, combined with regular visits to Smiles & More for checks and professional cleaning.
As always, Smiles & More are proud to offer totally transparent pricing for dental implants and implant retained dentures, as well as 0% finance to help you spread the cost of treatment.
Where an external dentist is required to carry out some of the work, there may be an additional charge, but we will always talk this through with you before incurring any extra cost.
And because we offer free no-obligation consultations at the start of the process, you’re welcome to come and discuss all the different options to help you to decide if dental implants are right for you, before you spend anything at all.