SMILES | Implant Assisted Dentures
An implant assisted denture is stabilised with dental implants that act as the root portions of your missing teeth.
Dental implants can hold your dentures firmly in position using small titanium screws that replicate natural tooth roots. With more securely fitting dentures, you'll be able to eat and talk normally, without concerns that your dentures will move about.
We are experts in using dental implants to support all types of dentures, including complete or partial dentures. These are attached to the dental implants in your jawbone, providing you with much more stability than before.
Advantages of choosing implant assisted dentures include:
- Your dentures will fit securely onto your gums and will feel completely stable
- The roof of your mouth will be uncovered as upper implant assisted dentures are far less bulky than conventional dentures
- You'll enjoy improved speech and improved taste
- Your new implant assisted denture teeth will feel more natural
- You'll be able to bite into and chew foods more easily, increasing your enjoyment of food
- The ability to chew properly can improve digestion and well-being
- Implant assisted dentures are supported by the implants and will not create pressure points or sore spots
Designed to Work in Harmony with Your Body
During your consultation for dental implants, our implant dentists will assess the condition of your jawbone, your oral health including your gums, and your general health. They will also discuss the type of denture that would best suit your needs. If you decide to go ahead, your implant dentist will develop a treatment plan to place the implants in such a way to help your dentures look and function juts like natural teeth.
Dental Implants Are the Long-Term Solution to Tooth Loss
Dental implants currently offer the best way of stabilising dentures. As few as two dental implants in your lower jaw can help secure a denture, significantly improving your quality of life, and your ability to eat and chew foods. Dental implants can help you live your life the way you want to, and to feel happier and healthier.
We offer options using dental implant to assisted dentures or to hold a fixed arch of teeth permanently in place. Our solutions include:
Implant-assisted complete denture
A removable complete denture that is assisted by precision components located at the head of two or more implants. This solution can be used in either the upper or lower jaw. The tissues of the mouth also provide some support to the complete denture.
An alternative to the implant assisted complete denture. By comparison this removable denture is rigidly anchored by a minimum of four implants in either the upper or lower jaws combined with a precision milled bar of Titanium.
This design has the advantage of allowing you to achieve a stable and retentive denture that is comparable to fixed teeth.
Fixed Arch Of Teeth
Whether you have no teeth or are about to lose your remaining teeth, another option is to have your complete denture customised into an arch of interim non-removable teeth, which is securely attached to a minimum of four dental implants at the same time they are placed. This is especially important for those patients that do not want to wear or could not tolerate a conventional full palate denture. Shortly after the implants have integrated, the interim arch of teeth is removed and replaced with the final long-term bridge that will feel and look like a natural arch of teeth.
Additional benefits of non-removable teeth
- Brush them just like natural teeth
- No need to remove them for cleaning
- Feel and look like a row of teeth
- You will no longer be a denture wearer
Mini Dental Implants to Retain Removable Dentures
Not everyone will have sufficient jawbone to support standard sized dental implants, and in this case it might be possible to use special mini implants that are shorter and which have a smaller diameter. Mini dental implants can be used to support removable dentures, and even though they are not considered to be a long-term solution, they do have several advantages. These advantages can include:
- The procedure to insert mini dental implants is less invasive
- Mini dental implant insertion can be carried out under local anaesthetic
- The procedure is quicker, and less recovery time is required compared to traditional dental implants
- Mini dental implants are cheaper to place
Sometimes mini dental implants will be used in conjunction with standard long-term dental implants, as part of a treatment plan designed to offer temporary stability.