Implant-retained dentures are held in place using dental implants, fixing your dentures directly to your jaw. Many existing denture wearers are switching their conventional dentures for an implant-retained set.
How are implant-retained dentures fitted?
First, your dentist will conduct an assessment to check you are suitable for dental implants. You will undergo x-rays and 3D intraoral scans, and a provisional denture will be made based on data from these images.
Alternatively, you may have a current set of dentures retrofitted to make them compatible with your dental implants.
Either way, your dentist will place a small number of implants, usually at least 2 per arch. Most patients can have their denture fitted on the same day.
How should I care for my implant-retained dentures?
Despite the fact your dentures will be connected to a set of implants, you may still be able to remove them as normal for cleaning and disinfecting if you wish.
Clean your appliance with a denture cleanser after each meal. If you’re able to remove it, you can also soak it in the cleansing solution overnight to disinfect it.
If you need dentures or are having problems with your existing ones, call us on 01925 266 488 to learn more about implant-retained dentures.