Unlike traditional dentures, implant retained dentures are fixed in place via a titanium screw that is implanted into your jawbone and acts as a new ‘root’ for your false teeth. In this way, your dentures are held in place and you don’t have to rely on adhesives to secure them.
Implant retained dentures can also help maintain the physical structure of your jaw, minimising any future difficulties that could arise due to movement or slippage of your natural teeth.
We’ll first have to fix the titanium screws into your jaw which will be done under local anaesthetic. There will then be a short wait of a few months before fitting your permanent dentures. This is so that the screws can fully fuse with the bone in your jaw.
You will have some temporary prosthetics in the meantime and after a few months, you’ll come back to have your permanent dentures affixed to the implants. You should expect the whole treatment to take between four and seven months.