The Milton Keynes Dental Implant Centre offers
Dental Implant Retained Dentures
IntroductionThe main reason patients come to us for implants is because they can't tolerate their dentures.
Patients then have two main options
1. To replace the denture altogether
with Implant retained crowns and/or bridges.
2. To make their denture more useable.
For many patients, specially with either no teeth or very few, the first option is either unaffordable or unattainable.
The vast majority of patients fit into the second group and we can offer them options that are good and affordable.
Full removable dentures can be an everyday pain in the neck. It makes normal chewing impossible, you cannot enjoy the taste of food due to its palatal plate.
Heat and cold sensations also get worse, moreover, it keeps moving which is really annoying. You can never get used to these inconveniences.
Neither denture adhesives work out: it is a real chore to clean that sticky material and it does not last too long...
More importantly, gum recession makes its yearly reline necessary, to keep its position in the mouth.
Over-Dentures Combined With Dental ImplantsDenture Stabilisation with Dental Implants
You would not believe how much better you could use your dentures if they were stabilised with implants, even two or four of them.
This totally puts an end to denture movements. No need to use denture adhesives, no need for palatal plate, like in case of conventional dentures.
Thus, your taste, heat and cold sensations will improve. You wil be able to chew just as before losing your own teeth.
You are recommended this solution if you would like a good, yet economic solution for stabilising your conventional removable dentures.
There are two main options Implant Retained Dentures. The Removable dentures maybe supported by 2 or 4 implants.
1. Dentures with ball (push-button) and locator attachments
2. Bar-retained overdentures: with the insertion of 4 implants
Push-Button-retained overdenturesThese are done with the insertion of 2 implants.
Lower denture with ball attachment (push-button)
. Upper denture with locator attachment
This solution is suited for patients who have some residual ridge and the looseness of the denture is minimal
Where there is less ridge then the Bar Retained Denture is advised
But the choice will be made based on the extent of the improvement required and the patients budget
Bar-retained overdenturesThese are done with the insertion of 4 implants.
Bar-retained denture, upper
Bar-retained denture, lower
Implant bar Bar-retained denture (bar cannot be seen)
Bar-retained denture, upper, no palatal plate