Implant retained dentures (aka denture implants) are dentures that are supported by titanium metal rods attached to the jaw bone. These implants are permanent and can be used to support full, partial and single tooth dentures.
Since denture implants are highly durable, natural looking and well secured, they are becoming a popular alternative to traditional dentures.
How do dentures attach to implants?
The titanium implant has a small attachment at the top that clicks into the component on the bottom of the denture, allowing it to fasten to the jaw. Because of the secure fit that denture implants provide, they are a great option for people who struggle with denture stability or who feel uncomfortable with suction dentures.
There are different types of denture implant attachment solutions:
Removable implant over-denture
A cost effective solution where new teeth are attached to two or more denture implants.
Removable over-dentures on an implant bar
For stronger support for your dentures, a dental bar is attached to the jaw bone using two implants.
Can denture implants be taken out?
The titanium implants themselves are permanent however the dentures that attach to them can be removed for cleaning as with any other denture.
How much do implants cost?
The cost of implant retained dentures will vary depending on your preferred implant solution and how many teeth you are replacing. Book a free denture consultation with us to discuss what’s best for you.
How long do denture implants last?
Denture implants are permanent attachments to your jawbone and as such last a lifetime.
Benefits of implant retained dentures
- They act like your natural tooth root so you don’t feel a difference
- They are made of bio compatible materials and as a result are accepted by your body
- Your implant will last a lifetime with proper care and good oral hygiene
If you are embarrassed by missing teeth, have difficulty in chewing food, or don’t feel secure with your current dentures you may want to consider denture implants. Book a free consultation at one of our clinics to discuss how we can help you improve your smile.