Dentures and Implants

Dental Implants are the modern way to stabilise your loose dentures, keeing your dentures free from moving around and falling out. 

A common procedure for the loose lower denture.

Existing well fitting dentures can be retro-fitted to accept precision locator attachments that clip onto the locator on the implant.

Firstly, an assessment and cbct scan is taken of the jaw to determine suitability and help align the dental implants.  Next the two dental implants are inserted into the jaw.  The gums are covered over the area during a three-month healing period. Then after three months the implants are exposed, locator attachments placed and the denture is retrofitted to accept the clips into the denture.  You will then be able to eat and function without worry that the denture will fall out of your mouth.

Whilst this is a common procedure for the lower jaw denture, this is not common on the upper jaw due to different qualities of bone and the need to join the implants together (splint them).  Treatment using two dental implants and locators on the upper arch have a comparably higher risk of failures and are therefore not recommended without using additional implants (minimum four) and joining them with a bar and clips.

The Benefits of Dental Implant Dentures

 Dental Implants hold the denture stable.  You can chew efficiently. You can speak without worry the denture will move of fall out. 

a dental implant denture diagram using dental implants and locator attachments clipping to a denture