How can they help denture wearers?
People who have dentures will often lack confidence in their denture staying securely in their mouth. Patients often complain of loose or floating dentures. With patients like this who are having these issues, we suggest denture secured implants which will enable the patient to be more confident when speaking and when eating foods they currently struggle with. These are ideal for the lower denture. With the denture secured by implants the denture will not be able to slide along the gum which will help the patients jaw retain bone.
How are the implants placed?
Ideally, the placing of four small denture implants are placed into the ridge of the upper or lower jaw. A minimum of two denture implants is needed for the denture to be secured but four is ideal. The procedure for placement of the is fairly straightforward, a Dental CT Scan is done prior to the placement so the dentist can see what the suitability and the availability of the bone is like for the proposed area of the denture implants. Result? The patient now has a secure fitting denture that enables the patients to be confident when speaking or eating. The time needed for the placement procedure is usually about one hour.
Can I use my existing denture?
It is very rare that we can modify your existing denture as the denture has to have implant sockets placed into it. The other factors we have to consider are your bone and gums.
What are the Benefits of Implant Retained Dentures?
Almost Zero movement
With traditional dentures which have no connection except to sit on your gums they are easily moved around the mouth with the tongue and lips. This can be very uncomfortable and can cause embarrassment while implant secured dentures are fixed in place and therefore far more secure in your mouth.