Loose, uncomfortable or ill-fitting conventional complete dentures can make life very difficult. Unable to chew properly or eat certain foods, you may struggle to speak clearly or smile confidently. You may also find that food gets stuck under your denture plate, or that the plate itself triggers your gag reflex.
Whatever trouble you’re experiencing with your dentures, our implant-supported complete arch options will transform your life, we don’t make that claim lightly. Having a secure prosthesis that is cosmetic and functional will transform your confidence and give you a renewed enjoyment for eating and socialising.
There are a variety of different options which our experienced clinicians can guide you on, essentially there are 3 different categories:
This is the most comprehensive option. The bridge is securely screw retained to multiple implant meaning it is not removeable by the patient. It looks and functions just like natural teeth, providing the support and stability you need without applying any pressure to your gums.
Still very secure but this option consists of a denture that clips securely onto the titanium bar framework. It can help replace lost soft tissue and bone volume, restore a ‘sunken’ facial appearance and is more cost-effective solution.
You could also choose to continue with complete conventional dentures. This option would be slightly cheaper initially, but over time could prove costly. Indeed, after a while, the bone supporting the gum beneath conventional dentures will shrink due to lack of use. The pressure of chewing, particularly if opposed by natural teeth will accelerate bone shrinkage through resorption.
In our opinion, this makes the argument for implant-supported complete arch bridge, with the renewed comfort and confidence they bring, more compelling than ever.