Loose dentures can be remedied with the addition of implant anchors placed by a Dental surgeon. Your Denturist will fit dentures over implants to provide stability, increased chewing force, reduced tissue irritations, and decreased bone loss.

When teeth are removed, our body assumes there is no need for the bone that supported the teeth. Over time, the bone slowly yet progressively diminishes. This process, called resorption, occurs at a more rapid rate if all teeth in the jaw are missing. Left untreated, the loss of bone can progress so far that even the best quality denture will no longer function satisfactorily. Fortunately, dental implants, a discovery by Swedish scientist and orthopaedic surgeon Dr P.I. Branemark, has led to a vastly improved quality of life for many patients who suffer from the problems associated with missing teeth.

Dental implants are medically pure titanium devices that are placed into the jawbone. They act as an anchor to provide a solid base to stabilise loose dentures.  Your Denturist might refer you to a Dentist or Dental specialist for the placement of implants, and will fit dentures over these implants to provide stability, increased chewing force, reduced tissue irritations, and decreased bone loss.

implant retained

Once implanted into your jaw, the bone and the implant body integrate into one cohesive structure and provide a stable and reliable anchor on which a replacement appliance may be fabricated. Implant bodies are also employed as retention abutments used in retaining full or partial dentures. Dental implants have proven to preserve bone and reduce gum tissue loss.

Historically, dental implants have a high clinical success rate and are the closest thing to natural teeth. Implant-patients often remark how similar the implant-retained denture feels to their own natural teeth. The patient can enjoy new found confidence when eating, talking and laughing.

Implant benefits:  

  • Improved confidence  
  • Stability during eating  
  • Increased preservation of bone  
  • Decreased gum tissue shrinkage  
  • Less food seepage under the denture  
  • Superior aesthetics  
  • Social interactions accomplished with confidence 
  • A feeling close to that of your natural teeth  
  • Dietary nutritional benefits