Clontarf's Centre For Dental Implant Excellence.

Clontarf's Centre For Dental Implant Excellence.

Clontarf's Centre For Dental Implant Excellence.

Clontarf's Centre For Dental Implant Excellence.

FAQS

Type of implant denture.

1)Ball Attachment Overdentures (Ball and Socket):


In this type, the overdenture is retained by ball-shaped attachments placed on the implants, which fit into corresponding sockets on the denture.


• Advantages:


• Improved stability and retention compared to conventional dentures.
• Simple design with fewer components, making it easier to maintain.
• Reduced risk of denture movement during function.
• Can be suitable for patients with limited bone volume.
• Cheaper then Bar retain denture or implant fixed bridge.


• Disadvantages:

• Limited rotational movement compared to other attachment systems.Not as retentive as Bar retain denture.
• Possibility of wear and tear of the attachment components over time.
• Higher initial cost compared to conventional dentures.
• Requires good oral hygiene to prevent peri-implant complications.


2) Bar Attachment Overdentures:

In this type, a metal bar is attached to the implants, and the overdenture clips onto the bar for support and retention.


• Advantages:

• Increased stability and support compared to conventional dentures and ball attach overdenture.
• Reduced risk of denture movement during speaking and chewing.
• Improved distribution of biting forces across the implants, reducing the risk of implant overload.
• Easy to maintain and clean.


• Disadvantages:

• Higher initial cost due to the need for implant surgery and bar fabrication.Higher cost compare to conventional dentures and ball attach overdenture.
• Possibility of complications such as bar fracture or loosening of screws.
• Requires good oral hygiene to prevent peri-implant complications.
• Regular maintenance and adjustments may be needed.

Aftercare and Maintenance

Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for the long-term success of your implant-retained dentures. Follow these tips:
• Brush and floss regularly to keep your gums and remaining teeth healthy.
• Attend regular dental check-ups and cleanings.
• Avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods that may damage your dentures or implants.
• Use recommended cleaning products and techniques provided by your dentist.

Cost Considerations

The cost of implant-retained dentures varies depending on factors such as the number of implants required, the complexity of the procedure, and any additional treatments needed. While the initial investment may be higher than traditional dentures, implantretained dentures offer long-term benefits and improved quality of
life.


Dental implant-retained dentures offer a life-changing solution for individuals seeking a secure, natural-looking smile.Book you consultation today to rediscover the joy of eating, speaking, and smiling with confidence with implant-retained dentures!

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