Implant Retained Dentures

Implant-Retained Dentures

The gold standard for replacing missing teeth.

Implant-retained dentures are dentures that are attached to dental implants.

They can be conveniently clipped on or off at any time.

Implant-retained dentures are ‘retained’ in your mouth through a series of press studs anchored to immovable implants which are permanently fused to your jawbone.

Dental implants are like tiny screws that are surgically implanted into the bone below the gumline. Implants have revolutionised the dental industry, allowing millions of individuals the chance to regain the look, feel and function of their natural teeth.

As implants are fused to the jawbone through osseointegration, they act like natural tooth roots, allowing stability and function.

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A BPS® certified clinic

A BPS® (Bio-function Prosthetic System®) certified clinic.

When complete care & attention to detail matters.

We use the world’s most sophisticated system (with the Dr Abe suction technique for loose lower dentures) to create truly advanced dentures, unlike anything you could ever imagine.

What are the benefits of implant-retained dentures?

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Healthy, happy middle aged woman wearing white, natural looking dentures

You can say goodbye to:

Understanding Bone Resorption

When we bite and chew our food, our natural tooth roots stimulate the jawbone, keeping our bone tissue strong.

Without this stimulation, our body signals osteoclasts to break down the bone.
You can avoid this situation by placing dental implants in your jawbone, mimicking the action of your natural tooth roots.

3-step diagram showing the stages of jawbone resorption

Why choose Morley Denture Professionals?

Operating over 25 years

We have the experience to help with even in the most challenging cases.

Dentures made on-site

Made in Perth. No dentures are sent off-shore or interstate.

The Process

There are many options and considerations when it comes to implant-retained dentures. You’ll need to discuss these options in-depth with your dental professional to see which option best fits with your expectations, lifestyle, current health and budget.

FAQ's about Implant Retained Dentures

An implant-retained denture is a denture (full or part) held inside your mouth via a series of press -studs that are anchored into your jaw.

Yes, you can easily remove implant-retained dentures for cleaning.

Yes, you can sleep with implant retained (snap-on) dentures if you wish. However, you must be meticulous with your oral hygiene – brushing and rinsing daily, as well as brushing and rinsing your denture.
The number of implants you need will depend on your anatomy and denture type you will have attached. Sometimes, only two implants are required—other times, three or four a used – or possibly even more.

Osseointegration is where bone tissue directly fuses with the load-bearing implant. Ossum is “Bone”, and integrare is “to make whole”. This process is responsible for making implants so stable. In dentistry, is defined as “the formation of a direct interface between implant and bone, without intervening soft tissue”.

Bone resorption is the process where bone tissue breaks down and is reabsorbed back into the body. It is a normal process that happens in all our bodies over time. Our bone tissue is strengthened through impact on physical stimulus. When we chew and bite our food, this force through our teeth and tooth roots stimulates and fortifies our bone. Without our natural teeth, there is no stimulation, so the bone starts to break down. Suppose we replace our missing teeth with dental implants. In that case, we can once again stimulator our bone tissue when we chew, minimising the chances of bone resorption. This also results in us maintaining a more youthful appearance.

Some people do choose to have the teeth permanently attached. For example, a technique called the All-on-Four permanently attaches a denture onto 4 (or 6) implants. For many people, though, the cost of such a procedure is prohibitive. Snap-on or implant-retained overdentures are a more cost-effective (and satisfying) option for many.

Making your implant-retained denture

It takes approximately 4 – 6 weeks to make your implant-supported denture. You’ll need about 4 appointments during this time. First, we’ll take preliminary impressions and intraoral measurements.

Then there will be secondary definitive impressions and am extensive oral and skull analysis. (This is not as scary as it sounds – we will carefully measure you to get the best, most comfortable fit for your denture.)

Next, we create a wax model of your denture. You’ll need to come in for an appointment to examine this model and make any changes required.

Finally, you’ll come and see us for your new denture fitting. After checking the fit, your dental prosthetist will teach you how to attach and remove your device, give you cleaning and hygiene instructions – and answer any questions.

Of course, once you have your new denture, your relationship with us does not finish there. We’ll always be here to answer any questions. Plus, it’s crucial you maintain follow-up appointments so we can make any adjustments and iron out any problems for you. And, importantly, you must adhere to good oral hygiene if you want your dental implants to last.

Talk to us about dentures today.