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What Are Implant-Retained Dentures and How Do They Work?


Implant-Retained Dentures:

Implant-retained dentures, often called "clip-on dentures," are securely attached to dental implants placed in your jawbone. These implants serve as sturdy anchors, ensuring your dentures stay firmly in place. An implant-retained denture, supported firmly by dental implants, provides stability and easy cleaning. At Denturly, we offer an affordable solution for replacing all your teeth, ensuring reliability and improved functionality



How Do They Work?

1. Implant Placement: Your dentist will carefully place the implants into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. These implants will fuse with your jawbone over time, creating a strong foundation for your dentures.


2. Attachment of Dentures: Once the implants have healed, custom-made dentures are attached to them using special connectors. These connectors allow your dentures to snap onto the implants, holding them securely in place.


3. Enjoy Your Smile: With implant-retained dentures, you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence. No more worrying about your dentures slipping or clicking while you talk!



Process of Implant Retained Dentures


At Denturly, we utilise state-of-the-art CBCT and intraoral digital scanners to ensure top-notch dental care for our patients. These tools help us plan treatments meticulously, reducing treatment times and enhancing outcomes.


1. Initial Consultation: You will meet with our expert clinician where you will be assessed and taken through your treatment options.

2. Interoral Scan: An initial scan is taken with our Implant Retained Denture Specialists, enabling us to create the denture required with associated provisional guides for implant placements.

3. CBCT Scan: A comprehensive CBCT scan is undertaken which provides precise measurements following which a detailed dental report is generated outlining clinical findings, finalised treatment procedures and timescales.

4. Implant-retained denture manufacture: Our clinic utilizes the latest digital dental techniques for precise dentistry. Our prosthodontic technicians specialise in implant-retained dentures.

5. Implant Placement: Dental implant placement is a minor oral surgery performed under local anaesthesia. Implants are placed into the bone-like tooth roots using the highest quality materials. The whole process is usually done within half a day.

6. Review: Implants can take 6 weeks to 3 months to integrate with the bone, usually without pain. You continue to wear your teeth during this period with suitable reviews undertaken post-treatment.


Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures:

1. Enhanced Stability: Dental implants provide sturdy anchors, ensuring dentures stay firmly in place without slipping or shifting.

   

2. Improved Comfort: Secure attachment to implants eliminates discomfort from dentures rubbing against gums, enhancing overall comfort.


3. Natural Look and Feel: Implant-retained dentures closely mimic natural teeth in appearance and function, providing a seamless blend with your smile and boosting confidence.


4. Preservation of Jawbone Health: Dental implants stimulate bone growth, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure for a youthful appearance.


5. Longevity and Durability: With proper care, implant-retained dentures offer long-term tooth replacement, avoiding frequent adjustments or replacements required with traditional dentures.


How much does an implant-retained denture cost?

  • Lower: £2,500

  • Upper: £3,000

  • Both Upper and Lower: £5,000

In summary, implant-retained dentures offer a secure and comfortable solution for missing teeth, promising a happier, healthier smile. If you're interested in learning more, book your consultation with Denturly today at www.denturly.com/book-online or call us at 0808 304 8960.


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