Implant Retained Dentures

Implant retained dentures are the preferred method of tooth replacement. The loss of one’s natural teeth can result in bone loss (which tends to be markedly more on the lower) and in turn can affect the fit and function of your denture. The implants integrate with the bone, thus providing an anchor or “root” for the replacement teeth. They not only provide a strong support for your dentures, but also help to maintain existing bone levels by providing stimulation that was previously provided by the natural tooth root system. This in turn, will help to maintain your facial structure.

There are many factors working against a full lower denture. The lower jaw is attached to the upper jaw by a hinge called the tempromandibular joint (TMJ) and it is the lower jaw that does all the moving as you are eating and speaking. Since it is a moving part, anything that is not solidly “rooted” to it can become dislodged more readily, unlike the full upper denture which is held in with suction. The lower jaw also takes the brunt of the force during the chewing process and ends up having more bone loss. The more bone loss, the less area the denture has to adhere to. The stability of the dentures can only be as good as their foundation. Implant retained dentures provides the perfect solution for full lower dentures.

Full upper dentures must cover the whole upper palate in order to have proper fit, stability and ensure adequate retention. However, various taste buds are located on the upper palate and are impeded when they are covered by a full denture. With a implant retained denture, the entire palate of the upper denture can be removed which would open up this area and make culinary experiences more enjoyable. For those that suffer with a sensitive gag reflex, this entire area can be eliminated thus providing greater comfort for the patient.

The patients that have chosen this method of tooth replacement have reported greater comfort and stability. They feel confident going out in public   with dentures that securely stay in place.

If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment please feel free to contact our                                  office 905-459-7442 or visit our website www.bramptondentureclinic.com

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Clear or white clasps on a partial denture

Many individuals wearing partial dentures do not like the look of the metal clasps near the front or anterior region of the mouth.  A way to resolve this is with a clear or white clasp.

Clear or white clasps can take the place of a metal ones and esthetically look great!  These clasps can be placed on a existing cast metal framework or on an acrylic denture.  The clear or white clasp virtually blends into the surrounding area of the mouth once moistened with saliva.

They make a great alternative to the metal clasps; however the only down fall is they are not as strong as their metal counter parts and cannot be tightened.  You could also have denture with a combination of metal clasps in the posterior or back of the mouth (if possible) and the white or clear in an area that would be visible when speaking or smiling.

If you think this may be a solution for you or if you have any questions regarding this treatment; feel free to contact our office 905-459-7442 or visit our website www.bramptondentureclinic.com

The Soft Liner Alternative

A permanent soft liner is a layer of soft material that is fitted to the surface of a denture and rests next to the oral tissues.  In short, a soft liner acts as a cushion or shock absorber between the hard plastic base of a denture and the gums.

Soft liners can be used in the fabrication of new dentures or placed in existing dentures.  Permanent soft liners provide comfort and relief for individuals and is beneficial for:

  • Severely receded or flat gums that do not tolerate the stress of dentures
  • chronic soreness
  • gums with prominent or sharp bony areas
  • greater comfort ( a significant number of denture wearers with chronic discomfort have experienced great relief)
  • with soft liners, many denture wearers report that they can chew food more comfortably

If you feel that you may require a soft liner feel free to contact our office 905-459-7442 and we would be happy to meet with you!