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Implant Dentures

Implant-dentures stay in – so you don’t have to!

Implant retained dentures are specialist dentures which are supported by 2 or 4 dental implants placed in the jaw. We can also provide a stand-alone (denture), or implants can be put in to support your existing denture. They are a wonderful way of replacing all the teeth in upper/lower or both jaws.

This technology transforms the humble denture from a loose, food catching, great lump to a slim, snug fitting and firmly attached set of teeth that you can eat anything with and never fear of them slipping out from under your nose, while chatting at the King’s garden party or for that matter, down the pub!

Why choose implant retained dentures?

For replacement of multiple teeth, removable implant teeth (also known as implant-dentures) represent an excellent option for comfort, appearance, function and cost.

  • They stay put – when you talk or eat they won’t budge, you can even eat steak!
  • More comfortable – the implant supports mean they can be smaller than false teeth. The palate is left clear for proper enjoyment of food and there’s no classic denture-lisp.
  • Easy to clean – implant retained dentures are easily removed for cleaning and do not get much food trapped unlike conventional dentures.
  • Easy cleaning – they are only removed for cleaning- no more teeth in a glass by the side of the bed!
  • Last over ten years – the longest surviving implants have been in place for 25 years.
  • Cost effective – the most cost effective way of replacing large amounts of teeth when compared to other treatments, eg. half the price of implant bridges.
Why choose implant retained dentures?
Why replace old dentures?

Why replace old dentures?

Why on earth keep them? When you can have teeth that look and feel natural and allow you to eat and enjoy your food again.

  • Dentures can be embarrassing – from the constant moving around to the potential for losing their grip entirely, people live in anguished silence. Dentures lurk constantly in the back of people’s thoughts.
  • Dentures are uncomfortable – from getting food stuck in the dentures, to rubbing and sore gums, Dentures are often uncomfortable and wearing dentures can make you gag.
  • You can’t taste your food – traditional dentures are bulky and cover the palate, meaning that eating food becomes a daily chore. Implant Retained Dentures are different.
  • Fix dentures, fix your life – fixed dentures are removable, but firmly retained. People feel true relief with a new set of comfortable teeth fixed in place.

Implant Dentures FAQs

How do implant retained dentures work?

Implant-dentures rest on the gum but have 2 or 4 implants to hold them in place addressing one the major problem that patients talk about with normal dentures – the fact that they simply don’t stay still when eating and talking.

How long is the treatment time for implant retained dentures?

Treatment normally lasts 12-16 weeks.

How long do implant retained dentures last?

The female parts inside the implant teeth (locator-connectors) are made of nylon and they do wear over time. Mostly they last 12-24 months between exchanges but some patients who wear them hard find that they need to be replaced more often. Usually they can be replaced when you come for your normal 6 month examination. There is a fee for their replacement. We encourage all our implant patients to visit the hygienist every 3-6 months depending on how ‘at risk’ they are of losing their implants long term.

What should I do if I’m embarrassed or worried about losing teeth?

If you are worried you may be about to lose all or some of your teeth, please come and talk to us – things are probably not as bad as you think. We are always happy to talk you through the range of solutions that will help, as quickly or slowly as you need to go.

Cost of Implant Retained Dentures

You can be sure that once you’ve received your final estimate following an assessment, the cost will be remain same – there’ll be no surprises.

Initial Consultation From £120

The only other expense would be hygiene visits and the cost of extractions prior to implant placement. There’s no charge if you need your temporary teeth adjusting shortly after fitting, or if you require adjustments to the permanent teeth at the end of your treatment.

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    The Highgate Dental Practice

    21 Highgate High Street
    Highgate Village
    London N6 5JT

    020 8340 2138