Full dentures are notorious for becoming loose over time. This can lead to loss of function, ulceration and pain, not to mention embarrassment at teeth falling out.
Dental Implants can be utilised to help retain and support dentures to improve function and reduce the risk of embarrassing moments of dentures falling out.
For most, a full mouth rehabilitation of fixed teeth on many implants is too costly and invasive to consider. A truly acceptable compromise is to use implants to hold the dentures in place. Many studies have shown patient acceptance to be higher than more expensive treatments involving more implants.
In the lower jaw, as little as a single implant can improve the dentures retention!
We aim to place two implants in the lower jaw to assist the dentures retention, whilst still making it removable for cleaning.
We are able to retrofit existing dentures onto the implants, if they are well fitting and aesthetically pleasing, but we are equally happy to make brand new ones in order to improve functions and a more natural smile.