Combining traditional prosthetic solutions like dentures with implants is possible, and it’s one approach to making the restoration treatment more affordable.
Implant-retained dentures are not an immediate fix to missing teeth, which some patients prefer.
However, as the implants are embedded into the jaw, we need to give this a sufficient amount of time to fuse to prevent them from failing in the future.
For example, if you prefer to have ‘Teeth in a Day’, you might want to explore the All-on-4 concept, making this possible without needing prior bone grafting.
Using your existing dentures might be possible, depending on their quality.
With implant-retained dentures, our prosthetic dentists usually craft a specific denture that suits the implants perfectly rather than trying to make the implants suit your current set.
Finding a dental clinic like ours that works with implants and dentures can be difficult.
Combining the amazing benefits of dental implants with tried-and-tested dentures means patients can afford a life-changing restoration that improves how they eat, speak and laugh.
To truly discover which implant solution will be best for your condition, book an implant consultation (£120*) with our oral surgeons to assess if you’re a viable candidate for several procedures, including implant-retained dentures.
For example, if you’re hoping to receive implant-retained dentures, patients will require a sufficient amount of bone in particular areas of the jaw, and a dental implant consultation will be vital for assessing this.
*The £120 can be redeemed off your final bill if you pursue treatment.
If you wear dentures, you’ll know of their restrictions and how they can affect your quality of life, with many covering the palate and relying on suction to stay in place.
By combining dental implants with dentures (implant-retained dentures), we can allow your dentures to stay in place without the need for suction or adhesives.
The dentures are still removable and can be snapped on and off for cleaning.
But as the dentures are held securely in place by 3-4 implants, they are a more stable alternative than regular removable dentures.
With any treatment, there are drawbacks, and with implant-retained dentures, you can eat more foods than you can with dentures, but there are still some restrictions you’ll have to face.
As implant-retained dentures are removable, there will also still be a slight degree of movement, but nothing compared to what you would experience with acrylic or metal dentures. The best solution, with the least amount of movement, is All-on-4 hybrid dentures.
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