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Replace a Full Arch of Missing Teeth with Implant-Retained Dentures

  1. Tired of your loose, uncomfortable dentures?
  2. Wish your dentures didn’t cover the palate or slip out of place?
  3. Have a full arch of missing teeth? Or total tooth loss?

Combining traditional prosthetic solutions like dentures with implants is possible, and it’s one approach to making the restoration treatment more affordable.

Mary Whitby
Mary Whitby
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Summer Knox
Summer Knox
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Roselle George
Roselle George
Dr. Esen and Olivia were extremely gentle on me. I'm a big baby! Dr. Esen numbed my gum and I felt nothing more while she filled the upper tooth. Thank you.
Catharine Crowson
Catharine Crowson
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Jerónimo Berruezo
Jerónimo Berruezo
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Tia Michael
Tia Michael
Just want to say a MASSIVE thank you too Dr Rahul and Nicole. I was in yesterday for composite bonding and I’m over the moon with my new teeth. Dr Rahul listened to exactly what I wanted and I couldn’t be happier. Both Nicole and Rahul were so kind and reassuring💕would recommend to anyone ☺️
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Simon Elias
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steve millington
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Anna lueocy
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Patricia D
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Implant-retained dentures in a nutshell:

  • Referred to as clip-on-dentures, they don’t rely on suction to stay in place.
  • Commonly used for upper dentures (best used with six implants) or lower denture replacement using 2-4 implants.
  • The healing period for implant-retained dentures is four months for the lower arches and seven months for the uppers.
  • Implant-retained dentures clip onto abutments in the gums to keep them firmly in position.
  • The palate (roof of the mouth) is left uncovered, which restores taste sensation and the ability to eat better, making these dentures palatess.
  • Implant-retained dentures help maintain your facial structure and prevent facial sagging, thus transforming your facial appearance simultaneously.

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.

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Can you use my existing denture?

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.

Modern dentures using implants

  • Unsecured dentures are a thing of the past
  • Never worry about your dentures slipping out of place again

Finding a dental clinic like ours that works with implants and dentures can be difficult.

Especially those clinics that combine the two procedures to provide a better, long-term solution for missing teeth patients who cannot afford revolutionary procedures like All on 4.

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.

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Find what works best for you

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.

Saying goodbye to dentures that rely on suction

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.

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Limitations of implant-retained 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.

Choose The Smile Gallery for your new smile

  • 98.2% success rate placing dental implants.
  • Incredible implant dentists who tackle complex cases.
  • The highest-rated and most-reviewed dentist in East Grinstead.
  • One of the top providers of dental implants in Sussex.

Or call our practice on St James Road, East Grinstead, on 01342 321 094 to organise your consultation.

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