Implant Retained Denture | Denture Stabilisation
Implant retained dentures are dentures or overdentures which are held onto the gum by dental implants. If you have a loose denture, we can help stabilise your existing denture with dental implants.
A lot of patients complain that their denture is loose and have tried many new sets of teeth without success. This can be time consuming and prove to be very costly with no end-product.
Lower jaw: Losing your teeth leads to bone loss which continues over time. If a substantial amount of bone loss occurs, the lower jawbone may not be able to support a denture. Inserting two implants into the lower jawbone provides a solid foundation for a denture that otherwise a patient may not have been able to wear.
Upper jaw: Some people may not be able to wear traditional upper dentures because their jawbone has shrunk away with no ridge and insufficient palate depth to hold a full upper denture in place. Patients can also have a gag reflex which is oversensitive and they cannot tolerate the roof of their mouth being covered with a denture base. Having upper implants placed allows the size of the denture base to be reduced and made into an arch shape, rather than occupying the entire palate.
Why should I have Implant retained dentures?
- Implant retained dentures are less expensive compared to a fixed bridge. Usually you will require less implants and also the cost to fabricate.
- The overdenture is easily repaired because it is removeable
- Easy to clean because it is removable
- If the profile of your face has shrunk then we can add more acrylic to reshape your mouth
What types of overdentures do you offer?
Overdentures can be stabilised by 1) locators or a 2) metal bar.
Locators are nylon clips that hold the denture to the implant.
A metal bar helps to splint the implants together and the overdenture sits over the bar.
Dentures Retained by Implants
Stabilise your loose removable denture with implants
Full arch replacement
Replace a full arch with multiple implants.
Multiple teeth replacement
Replace multiple teeth by linking implants together with a bridge
Single Tooth Replacement
Replace a single tooth with an implant and crown