Implant-retained dentures are a cost-effective solution for those who suffer from missing teeth.
The dentures are held securely in place using a small number of implants, making them a more stable alternative than regular removable dentures.
The implants allow the dentures to remain in place without the need for adhesive.
Implant-retained dentures can be either permanently-fixed or removable and attach to a small number of titanium dental implants embedded in your jaw bone.
Using a dental impression, we will custom-make your dentures to fit your jaw and face perfectly for a natural look.
Implant-retained dentures offer the same level of security and functionality as a natural set of teeth. So, you can chew and speak naturally without the risk of them slipping or falling out.
Typically, the implants we use for securing a set of dentures are slightly smaller than standard dental implants.
During the procedure, we will attach a set of studs to your gum line where dentures can be attached to.
The implant-retained dentures are held in place by several dental implants but can easily be removed for cleaning.
Many people worry about the embarrassment of dentures moving out of place while they talk, and implant-retained dentures take this worry away.
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For this treatment method to work, you usually need a minimum of two conventional implants.
This is a small sacrifice to make in order to be able to smile confidently, chew foods, and use your jaw as if you had all of your natural teeth in place.
The actual procedure is quick, though it can take from between 6 weeks-3 months for your bone and gum to attach to the dental implant.
For the dental implants to bond to your gums before the dentures can be attached.
Surgery is usually minimal since you only need a small number of implants usually the procedure is often quick, and your current denture can be attached to the new implants immediately.
“Research shows 3% of people with missing teeth said it has led to them feeling depressed, 15% said it made them self-conscious and 2% complained it adversely affected their love lives.”- Implantium Network
Book a free consultation meeting to find out more about the implant-retained dentures treatment.
During this phase of treatment, we can provide you with a detailed report. This includes a potential treatment plan and proposed costs for the treatment.
2. Implant placement:
Having implants placed is a small procedure and we can use a local anaesthetic to reduce discomfort if you would prefer.
A titanium implant will be inserted into the jaw bone which replicated the natural tooth root.
If we have recommended a bone regeneration during the consultation phase, this will be completed at the same time as the implant is placed.
The area will then be left to heal and the implant will integrate into your jaw bone.
3. Implant integration:
This is a natural process whereby your dental implants integrate or ‘bond’ with the underlying bone.
It usually takes between 6 weeks and 3 months. You should feel little to no pain during this phase, and if you do experience discomfort you should get in contact with us immediately.
4. Implant denture manufacture:
Once the implants have integrated, the denture is ready to be fitted.
There are only a few dental practices in the UK who have the skills, techniques and equipment required to perform this procedure.
We provide the highest quality dentures that fit perfectly once the implants have been integrated.
Whether you’re a current denture-wearer experiencing difficulties or you’re new to the world of dentures and looking for the best possible solution, call us on 020 8224 7562 to discuss your best options.
We regularly see patients from Esher, Claygate, Hinchley Wood, Thames Ditton, Cobham, Walton, Addlestone, Chertsey, Chessington, Epsom, Hampton, Kingston, Shepperton, Staines, Sunbury, Surbiton, Sutton, Teddington, Twickenham and Woking and welcome new patients and referrals.
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