Implant-retained dentures, Beeston
Enjoy permanent, secure dentures
Loose dentures can leave you feeling frustrated, restricted and lacking in confidence. At Beeston Dental, we can use dental implants to secure your dentures for a full set of natural-looking teeth.
This cost-effective solution works by fixing your dentures onto 2 lower-jaw implants and 4 upper-jaw implants. It can also be used for partial dentures. You’ll be able to bite, chew and speak much more naturally – and we’re sure you’ll find that you smile far more often.
There are also great benefits for your dental health. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone to keep it strong and healthy while slowing down bones loss. Book a consultation to find out how implant-retained dentures could make all the difference for you.
From consultation to confident smile
We’re on hand every step of the way throughout your treatment to make sure everything’s on track. Every one of our clients is an individual, so each treatment journey is flexible and unique. But the following gives you a good guideline:
Our implant dentist will listen to your concerns and needs while assessing your suitability for implant-retained dentures. You can be certain of honest and impartial advice and we’ll encourage you to ask lots of questions. We’ll also go through costs and timings clearly and openly.
We’ll take X-rays and often a CBCT scan (3D X-ray) to determine if your jawbone is healthy and thick enough to support the implant. The CBCT scan will also help us to plan precise and optimum placement of your implants.
- The first step is to place the implant into the gum and jaw. We do this under local anaesthetic and make a small hole in the jawbone where the implant is then fitted. If you feel nervous, we offer sedation (we’ll talk about this during your consultation).
- It then takes around 2 months for your mouth to heal and for the implants to integrate with your jawbone. During this time you wear your dentures as normal.
- The final step is for your dentures to be fitted onto the implants. We’ll also check fit, comfort and match to your other teeth if your dentures are partial.
“I was so tired of feeling my dentures come loose when I was eating and messing around with all the cleaning. Now it’s almost like I’ve got my real teeth back.”
– Matthew James, Attenborough
Beeston Dental expertise
- Highly-experienced team with a diverse range of skills
- Combining clinical excellence with advanced technology
- Modern, comfortable clinic with a relaxed atmosphere
- Proven track record in dental implant treatment
- Finance plans available
Your questions answered
What is a dental implant?
It’s an artificial tooth root made of biocompatible materials. Placed beneath the gum line and into the jawbone, it creates a secure place for replacement teeth or bridges to be positioned.
Implant-retained dentures use dentures instead of crowns or bridges. They can be a cost-effective solution if you have a lot of missing teeth or no teeth at all.
What benefits are specific to implant-retained dentures?
Implant-retained dentures will feel much more natural in your mouth than dentures alone. That’s because the implants connect your dentures to your jaw bone in much the same way your teeth used to be connected to your jaw bone. Your dentures will be much more retentive, more stable and easier to eat and speak with.
You’ll notice that food tastes better as your upper teeth will no longer cover the roof of your mouth and biting and chewing will be far easier.
Can anyone have dental implants?
Most people of all ages with good general health are suitable for dental implants. There are very few health conditions that contraindicate dental implant treatment but it should be noted that smoking and a history of gum disease have been shown to affect implant treatment success rates.
How long does the treatment take?
From consultation to brand new smile, dental implant treatment takes around 3-6 months. It can vary from one person to the next – we’ll discuss this during your consultation.
Does it hurt?
At Beeston Dental, we’re committed to making all of your visits as comfortable and pain and stress-free as possible. We use local anaesthetic when placing the implant into your gum and jaw to ensure no discomfort. We also offer sedation for our more nervous patients. You can ask any questions and expect honest, straightforward answers and we’ll go through each step of the treatment in detail.
How long do implant-retained dentures last?
They can last a lifetime if you care for them properly.
How do I care for implant-retained dentures?
In general, you should clean your dentures and implants twice a day with a denture brush for your denture and a tooth brush for your implants. Each patient will be different and our team of nurses and hygienists will devise a patient specific cleaning regime for you. Often interdental brushes are useful for cleaning tricky and hard-to-reach areas. Giving up smoking will help to protect your jawbone and it’s important to visit us regularly.