Implant Supported Dentures

Although dentures are great for replacing missing teeth, they are very unstable. This makes them uncomfortable, especially when they become loose.  If dental implant bridges are not suited to you  and traditional dentures make you uncomfortable, implant supported dentures are a great solution. Enjoy the stability of your dentures without a worry.
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How Do Implant Supported Dentures Work?

The Implant Supported Denture utilises dental implants (minimum of two for the lower jaw and four for the upper jaw) to provide support and stability to the denture. There is a ‘male’ titanium component that fits on to the dental implant. There is a ‘female’ component precisely fitted in your denture. This clips on to the ‘male’ titanium component in the dental implant. They lock together so there is minimal movement like a traditional denture.

The Procedure for Getting Implant Supported Dentures

The Initial Consultation

During the consultation,  your dentist will assess your oral health and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. This will involve a thorough examination of your teeth and gums.  X-rays and other image testing may be required to assess the condition of your jawbone.

Your procedure will be discussed in detail and our team will answer any questions you may have. 

The Implant Placement Procedure

This  surgical procedure involves placing dental implants into the jawbone. It is typically performed under local or general anaesthesia depending on the patient’s preferences and number of implants required. Once the implants have been placed, expect a healing period of several months. This will allow the implants to fuse with the jawbone.

During this healing period, it is important to follow your dentist’s instructions to properly care for your implants. Your dentist may provide you with a temporary denture to wear to assist with chewing and speaking. 

Cleaning and Maintenance of Implant Supported Dentures

To clean your implant supported dentures, you should use:

A soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste to gently brush the denture and surrounding gums.

Also use a interdental brush or floss to clean the denture and the gums. Don’t use abrasive materials or harsh chemicals to clean your implant-supported dentures. These chemicals can damage the denture and surrounding tissues. Additionally, refrain from exposing your denture to extreme heat 

Proper Care of Implant Supported Dentures

Proper care of implant-supported dentures involves more than just cleaning.
You should also take steps to protect your denture from damage and maintain good oral hygiene.

Avoid biting down on hard or sticky foods as these can damage the denture or cause it to become dislodged.

Avoid using your denture as a tool to open packages or bottles as this can cause damage to the denture and surrounding tissues.

Maintain good oral hygiene. This involves brushing and flossing regularly, as well as visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.

Who Can Get Implant-Supported Dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are a good option for many people who have lost some or all of their natural teeth.

You should also be in good overall health and free from any medical conditions that could affect the success of the treatment. Your dentist can help you determine if you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures.

People With Missing Teeth

Implant-supported dentures are an excellent option for people with missing teeth. They can provide a more stable and comfortable alternative to traditional dentures, which can be difficult to keep in place and may cause discomfort or irritation.

People Who Want a Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss

For people who want a more permanent solution for tooth loss, implant-supported dentures are an excellent option. They are designed to last for many years with proper care and maintenance. They do not require the use of adhesives or other products to keep them in place.

Implant-supported dentures also provide a more natural-looking smile and can improve the overall appearance of the face. This can boost confidence and self-esteem, making it easier to speak and eat with ease.

Are Implant Supported Dentures Right for You?

To determine if implant supported dentures are right for you, schedule a consultation with our dentists. During this consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums and evaluate your overall oral health. Your dentist will also take into account your lifestyle and preferences when recommending a treatment plan.

Risks and Considerations of Implant-Supported Dentures

Like any surgical procedure, implant-supported dentures carry some risks and considerations. These may include infection, implant failure and complications related to the anesthesia. Implant-supported dentures may not be covered by dental insurance and they can be more expensive than traditional dentures. Glenferrie Dental offers flexible financing options to help make this treatment more affordable for our patients. Our dentist in Hawthorn will help you understand the potential risks and benefits and decide if this procedure is right for you.

Contact Us For Your Implant Supported Dentures

An initial consultation is the most important step in the implant-supported dentures procedure. If you are in Melbourne and need dentures, ensure you contact Glenferrie Dental and book a consultation. 

If you have further questions about implant-supported dentures, contact us for guidance. Our dental experts are available to assist you.


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Most Frequently Asked Questions

Our patients have many questions around implant supported dentures. We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions.

If your question doesn’t appear in our list, get in touch to chat with our helpful staff.

Implant Supported Dentures offer several advantages over traditional dentures. They are more stable and do not require the use of adhesives or other products to keep them in place. They also help to prevent bone loss in the jaw and provide a more natural-looking smile.

Yes, implant supported dentures are definitely worth it. These dentures offer several benefits compared to traditional dentures. They provide better stability and functionality, allowing you to eat and speak with confidence. Moreover, implant supported dentures also help preserve jawbone health and prevent bone loss over time. They are a long-term investment in your oral health and overall quality of life.

Implant-supported dentures are designed to be a durable and long-lasting solution. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years, even decades. The longevity of implant-supported dentures depends on various factors such as the quality of the implants, oral hygiene practices, and regular dental check-ups. It is important to follow your dentist’s instructions for cleaning and caring for your implant-supported dentures to maximize their lifespan.

Yes, implant-supported dentures can be removed. While they aren’t nearly as easy to remove as a traditional denture, you will still need to remove them to provide appropriate maintenance to the dentures and your dental implants – every day. Your dentist will guide you on the proper technique to safely remove and reinsert your implant-supported dentures.

Implant-supported dentures are a suitable option for many individuals who have lost multiple teeth or are facing complete tooth loss. To determine if you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures, it is recommended to consult with a qualified dentist or oral surgeon. They will evaluate your oral health, bone density, and overall medical condition to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Age is not usually a barrier, and individuals of different ages can benefit from implant-supported dentures if they meet the necessary criteria.

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