If movement in your dentures is making day to day life difficult or you are relying on denture adhesives to help keep your dentures stable, then implant retained dentures from 1st Class Dentures may be the solution you are looking for.
Implant retained dentures involve using small titanium press studs, which are placed into the jaw bone to create a fixture point for problematic dentures to anchor to. These then hold the denture more firmly in place, greatly reducing movement.
Losing your teeth can have several physical effects including a greatly reduced bite-force and the loss of bone structure supporting the face and an implant retained denture can help.
The above images show what happens to a person's face with tooth loss and progression through to bone loss. Having implant retained dentures helps to stop the degeneration of bone loss, with the dental implant acting like the root of a tooth and the bone fusing around the implant.
The surgery for dental implants is only available through consultation with a qualified oral surgeon, periodontist or dentist. You can speak to your own dentist or we would be happy to refer you to one of the many qualified professionals we work with. They can evaluate whether you are a suitable candidate to have dental implants.
If you decide you want implants after already receiving your new 1st Class Dentures, don't worry, they can be modified to fit with dental implants.