Have Confidence With Implant Secured Dentures
If you suffer from loose or unstable dentures, we can provide a solution to secure these in place with implant treatment. Stabilisation of dentures is usually a straightforward procedure. Your existing dentures may be able to be modified, or they may need replacing with a new bespoke set that allow a better positioning for the attachments to be integrated into them. Implant-stabilised dentures give:
- A secure and comfortable fit of the denture on the gums, so no more denture pressure sores
- Less denture base coverage, so increased taste
- A stronger biting force, restoring chewing ability with greater enjoyment of food
- Increased confidence to eat, laugh, talk and socialise
- Reduced bone loss, maintaining facial structure and improving your appearance
- The most cost-effective solution to securely replacing all your teeth
The Planning Process
Your free consultation is with our highly experienced Implant Surgeon, Dr. Adam Glassford. At this appointment, you will be able to discuss fully your concerns. He will assess your mouth, bone, and gums and advise you about replacing your missing tooth with an implant. All of your questions will be answered.
3D CT Scan
A 3D CT scan will be taken to assess your bone levels and allow precise planning of your treatment. It is Gold Standard practice to provide a CT scan for implants, so that the position of your nerves and blood vessels can be precisely assessed for safe surgery.
Planning the Aesthetics
During treatment planning, each tooth in your smile will be assessed in relation to each other, and in reality on to the proposed new implant crown. It will be discussed whether you are happy with the present colour of your teeth, or whether you would like to plan to whiten the remaining teeth prior to choosing the final implant crown colour.
The Two Options for Stabilising a Denture
There are two ways to stabilise a loose denture. One is with implant locators, which are like "press studs" in the gums, and the denture clips on to them securely. The second option is an implant-retained bar, which is more sturdy. If you would prefer never to have a denture again, then you could have an implant bridge, which stays in position permanently, and doesn't need taking out to clean, like a denture does.
OPTION 1 Denture Stabilisation on Implant Locators
Fitting the Locators on the Implants
Fitting the Denture
OPTION 2 Denture Stabilisation on an Implant-Retained Bar
Fitting the Bar on the Implants
Fitting the Denture
The Implant Placement Process
Several dental implants can be fitted in 1-2 hours under local anaesthetic, normally under sedation. A temporary denture is normally fitted immediately so you can continue life as normal. You may need painkillers after surgery. The implants will integrate naturally with your existing bone making it strong and secure.
The gum is then normally allowed to heal for up to 12 weeks. During this time, the bone integrates with the implants. If the implants were 'loaded' before healing, then the implants have a risk of failure. After this time, detailed records are taken and the locators or implant bar are fitted.
If you are having a new denture, then the colour and shape of your new teeth chosen and the bite checked. This information is sent our highly experienced prosthetic technician who creates your new denture that houses the implant components. This denture is tried in, checked then finished. The denture is then fitted securely onto the titanium implants, and you will be shown how to take the denture in and out.
Complimentary Hygiene Appointment
We want your implant to remain healthy for life! The best way to maintain health is with excellent oral hygiene. At the end of your implant treatment our hygienist will teach you the very best ways to clean around your new implant. After this, we recommend regular hygiene appointments for life to maintain the health of your implant.
Annual Implant Check
We recommend that you attend for an annual implant check to assess your implant with your surgeon.
Straumann give a LIFETIME guarantee of the implant fixture*.
We give a 1 year guarantee of the bridge and implants.*
*Subject to terms and conditions.
"I Can Eat Anything Now"
"Throughout my dental implant treatment, I was treated with the highest level of professionalism. I am amazed at what a difference implants have made to my confidence."
Rosemary Taylor, York.
Denture stabilisation with dental implants start from £6,773 per jaw, including a new implant-compatible denture.
Finance options are available subject to terms and conditions. Want to replace your denture altogether? Then find out about Full Jaw Implant Bridges.
Would you like to make your first step to having secure teeth? Call our Implant Coordinator now on 01904 639667 for a chat and to and arrange your free no-obligation consultation today.