Implants

Which treatment option is right for you?

At First Impressions we offer various implant prosthetic solutions to meet your specific needs. There are a wide range of benefits in receiving implant treatment rather than the conventional denture. When compared to a tissue supportive denture the implants will improve retention and stability within your mouth and use of denture adhesive is non-existent. The implants osseointegrate in the bone preventing bone loss. Denture implants could also increase your biting forces, which can allow you to enjoy certain foods again. In turn the breaking down of foods could aid in a normal healthy digestion. Implants can give you a comfortable fit, which improves the appearance, speech and functionality of your smile.

Implant Retained Dentures

Implant retained dentures are 'snapped' into place and can be removed when necessary. The denture surface and abutments are easily maintained and cleaned. This option allows your denture to be more stable while chewing than without implants. The case acceptance and success for patients are dramatically improved compared to the conventional dentures. However, there will still be movement of your lower denture, and sore spots will occur if any food particles, especially seeds, are caught underneath. As with all removable replacement teeth, you still will need periodic appointments for denture adjustment. Please contact our office for more information.

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant supported dentures are available in a removable or fixed prosthesis. Your implant-supported denture will be more stable than a regular denture and an implant retained denture. You will find it easier to speak and you won't have to worry about the denture becoming loose or falling out of your mouth. You generally will be able to eat foods you could not eat before. The upper prosthesis covers less of your palate (roof of your mouth) than a regular denture, because the implants are holding it in place instead of the suction created between the full denture and your palate. An implant-supported fixed prosthesis is the most permanent, reliable and long-term solution for the replacement of one or more teeth. If you are interested in this option book an appointment with our denturist today.