Why Choose Implant Retained Dentures?

Why Choose Implant Retained Dentures?

Why Choose Implant Retained Dentures?

We have helped many patients to enjoy the benefits of stable dentures through treatment with implant retained dentures. Between two and four implants can be used to anchor dentures in your mouth.

The implants peep out of your gums a tiny bit and the denture then clips onto these to secure itself into position.

Your dentures can be removed at night when you sleep and when you wish to clean them.

The Problem With Dentures

The Problem With Dentures

The Problem With Dentures

If you have dentures, you will be aware that they move around as you eat and speak. This tends to get worse over time because the jaw gradually shrinks when there are no teeth present.

Eventually there may be little bone for the dentures to rest on causing dentures to slip and slide, fall when speaking, or make chewing some foods impossible.

While dental implants are used to replace single teeth, implant retained dentures can be used to hold your dentures in place.

Benefits of Implant Retained Dentures

No More Sticky Denture Adhesive

Improved Comfort When Wearing Dentures

Permanent Implant Dentures – Won’t Move or Fall Out

Improved Ability To Chew

Eat All The Foods You Really Like

Eliminates Embarrassment In Social Situations

Improve Your Confidence

Easy To Keep Clean

How Do Implant Retained Dentures Work?

  • Your Initial Consultation
  • 3D Scan to Assess Suitability
  • Treatment Plan Devised
  • All Costs Discussed Up Front
  • The Treatment
  • Aftercare
  • Treatment Times
Your Initial Consultation
Your Initial Consultation

Your Initial Consultation

You can contact us by phone, email, or in person at one of our clinics to arrange your free consultation.

We will discuss the problems you currently have, then carry out an examination of your mouth followed by a three dimensional CT scan.

3D Scan to Assess Suitability
3D Scan to Assess Suitability

3D Scan to Assess Suitability

Bone is the foundation for a dental implant and it is essential to determine whether adequate bone is available for your treatment.

To do this we take a high tech three dimensional CT scan of your mouth. This allows us to accurately determine the amount and quality of the bone available for implant placement. It also helps us to plan the treatment and decide where to place our implants.

The technology we have available allows us to take a scan of only a small section of the mouth, or the whole mouth as required by the number of teeth which need to be replaced.

Treatment Plan Devised
Treatment Plan Devised

Treatment Plan Devised

Using the information from your examination and CT scan we will provide you with a treatment plan which details the items of treatment required and gives you the exact costs of this treatment.

In cases where there is more than one option available you will receive a treatment plan for each option.

All Costs Discussed Up Front
All Costs Discussed Up Front

All Costs Discussed Up Front

We understand that when people decide to have dental treatment they are making a significant investment.

We aim to be as accurate as possible with the cost of treatment from the very outset. You will receive a full estimate of costs at your implant consultation.

The Treatment
The Treatment

The Treatment

When you have decided which treatment option is best for you we will arrange an appointment to place your implants.

On the day of your implant placement, your gums will be numbed, so that the procedure is completely painless.

Some people may wish to have the treatment carried out under sedation which makes you feel very relaxed and removes any anxiety.

Afterwards, it is advisable to take some normal painkillers such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen for a day or two.

Aftercare
Aftercare

Aftercare

We review patients two weeks after implant placement to make sure that the area has healed up properly, and to check that the area is being cleaned properly.

Treatment Times
Treatment Times

Treatment Times

After the implants are placed we must wait 3 months for them to bond with your jaw bone. During this time you will be wearing your own denture or a temporary denture we have made for you.

After 3 months we begin to make your new implant denture which usually takes four visits.

The total average treatment time for implant retained dentures is 5 months.

 

What Our Patients Say

People look at my teeth now and say - they're amazing!

I told Peter I want a mouth full of teeth. People look at my teeth now and say - they're amazing!

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It's fantastic! I'm going around with confidence and a smile when I talk to people.

Everything is on my doorstep here. I wouldn't look back.

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I'm very happy.

I went for the bridges and they're working very well so far. They're grand at the moment and I'm very happy.

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I feel a lot better and I've more confidence in myself.

I'd said I'd see what these were implants were like. I couldn't believe the finish. (They were the) Best thing I've ever done. It gives you a better quality of life. I feel a lot better and I've more confidence in myself.

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What Our Patients Say

3Dental have been absolutely brilliant.

I'm very happy I did what I did. 3Dental have been absolutely brilliant. It was well worth it. 100%.

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A good experience from start to finish.

Peter put me at ease straight away. It was a good experience from start to finish.

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It's fantastic! I'm going around with confidence and a smile when I talk to people.

Everything is on my doorstep here. I wouldn't look back.

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Commonly Asked Questions

How do implant retained dentures work?

Implants are placed into the mouth which peep out of the gums. These implants are shaped to click onto special attachments within a denture and hold it securely in place.

Who is it suitable for?

People who have loose and uncomfortable dentures, or people who are unable to wear dentures because their gums have shrunk.

I don't have enough jaw bone to hold in a denture - am I suitable for dental implants?

Most people with loose dentures will have enough bone for dental implants.

We carry out a high tech three dimensional CT scan of your mouth at your initial consultation and will be able to determine how much bone you have from from this.

How long does it take?

Implant retained dentures usually take approximately 5 months from the time your implants go in to the time you get your final denture.

Can I change the colour of my teeth?

Yes, we will help you choose an appropriate colour for your teeth.

Generally people prefer to go for whiter teeth than they already have, but everyone has different preferences and we are happy to accommodate any requests.

Can I keep my old denture and just attach it to some implants?

In some cases this is possible, but generally it is better to have a new denture made to fit over the implants as accurately as possible.

Does it hurt?

No, the procedure itself is painless. We numb the gums so you won't feel a thing.

Afterwards, when the anaesthetic wears off it can be a bit tender, and we advise people to take painkillers for a few days to help with this.

How much does it cost?

Prices start at €3,500

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