Make your dentures more secure and permanent with implants. Do you have traditional dentures that are wobbly or poorly fitted?
If so, don’t worry; there are many dental solutions to help.
The Perfect Smile has many treatment options that target gaps to restore function and aesthetics for patients with one or more missing teeth.
Dentures are widely known to be one of the most cost-effective devices to replace missing teeth.
However, when they are ill-fitted, they become loose and move over time, which can cause a wealth of oral health problems and issues.
- We are proud to offer various repair methods to restore missing teeth that align with needs and budgets.
- When it comes to restorative and implant dentistry, we indeed are one of the best and offer a wide range of systems to suit every missing teeth case.
- Our skilled technicians use only the highest quality materials and brands, which make false teeth look realistic.
The problem with loose dentures
Our denture wearing patients often complain that their removable dentures cause them discomfort and embarrassment daily.
As restorative dentists, we know all too well the issue that loose dentures can cause.
Often feeling separate from your mouth, dentures can cause gum irritations as well as mouth infections.
They can also make it increasingly difficult to eat naturally and speak.
On top of this, prolonged wearing of these types of dentures can cause the bone in the jaw to shrink; this happens when teeth are not correctly replaced.
Leading cosmetic and restorative dentists, The Perfect Smile aims to help our patients feel 100% comfortable and ensure their teeth are strong and healthy.
Stabilise dentures with implants
Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.
Advances in dental technology have allowed our patients to access better treatments and resolve any issues with removable dentures.
Implants can fixate and support dentures and bridgework.
As an alternative to removable dentures, fixed dentures are held in place with dental implants to stabilise the treatment and allow the patient to have a more straightforward oral function.
Additionally, implant-supported dentures eradicate the problems of dentures gradually becoming loose.
- Weakens bone in the jaw
- A removable device
- Must be removed to clean and sleep
- It takes a few weeks
- Makes eating difficult
- Promotes bone growth and robust oral health
- Requires a short, pain-free surgical procedure
- Works and operates just like a regular tooth
- A few months of healing is necessary for the titanium screw to fuse successfully to the bone.
- It makes speaking and chewing easy.
How do implants stabilise dentures?
The procedure typically takes about an hour and can be done under local anaesthesia.
Your existing denture is modified to sit comfortably over the implants during the healing phase.
Discomfort during or proceeding with the procedure is usually minor.
Your dentist can prescribe medication to alleviate pain and suggest a modified diet during the initial healing phase.
After the implants have healed, your denture is modified to snap onto the ball-tops.
The denture will be secure until you remove it for cleaning.
Apply upward pressure to the front of the denture with your thumbs to unseat the denture.
Permanent, fixed dentures
These non-removable dentures consist of a row of prosthetic teeth that are held securely by two dental implants.
Fixed dentures allow patients not to worry about their dentures slipping or sliding when going about their daily activities.
Implants are made of titanium and fitted deep into the jaw bone.
- First, our dentists carry out an oral examination of the patient’s dentition, followed by a scan of the bone density in the jaw to determine if you are a suitable candidate for implants. Dental implants need a sufficient amount of bone to fuse to be successful.
- Once treatment plans have been coordinated and approved with your dentist, the treatment can commence. The dentist will place four implants, two in the anterior and two at the back of the jawbone.
- After a short period of healing (osseointegration), your dentures will be able to be affixed to the implants.
- Shorter surgery and healing times
- Less invasive
- Minimal post-op discomfort
- Long-lasting and strong
- Fuss-free maintenance
- Requires fewer dental implants and is thus more affordable
- Provide optimum comfort in comparison to removable dentures
Whilst they may be more expensive than conventional dentures, the aesthetic and oral benefits will outweigh any cost in the long run.
If you believe this is the proper treatment for you, we would advise discussing the procedure in detail with a qualified, skilled restorative dentist, who will be able to advise you on the correct treatment.
Denture Case Study: Dramatic Improvements
Helen has had no teeth for over 20 years.
She was treated at The Perfect Smile Studios on Extreme Makeover UK (Living TV). With the use of dental implants to secure her dentures,
In the past, she was even embarrassed to kiss her husband.
Helen now has exceptional confidence levels and looks sensational.
Call us on 01992 552115 to book an appointment.
Paying for dentures
Payment plans are usually available that can bring implant treatment within your budget.
- We can help establish monthly payment plans.
- We provide 0% finance for up to 24-month term plans. Many patients find our payment plan option very useful.
- Terms over 24 months will be low-interest bearing.
- If you want to consider this option, we will need to carry out a few credit checks.
- We can discuss payment plans at both the Hertfordshire & the London clinic
At The Perfect Smile, we understand that patients may be naturally nervous when thinking of undergoing dental implant surgery.
We want to reassure you that the dental implant treatment is not painful due to the proper use of local anaesthetics to numb the bone and gum deeply.
We can also use sedation techniques that also contribute to no pain or discomfort. More.
Single Dental Implant Timeline
- Step 1: We will start the process with a highly detailed and thorough comprehensive examination and assessment. We will then construct a customised treatment plan and design your implant treatment.
- Step 2: An implantologist surgically places your new implant(s) in your mouth.
- Step 3: We will assess your healing on this review appointment and make sure everything is going as planned.
- Step 4: The dentist records and impressions to construct the implant’s top part (post and crown).
- Step 5: The dentist will fit the final part of the implant (post and crown).
- Step 6: Your final appointment allows you to have any further refining cosmetic enhancements or minor adjustments.
- When you lose a tooth, the surrounding bone that holds the tooth in place will diminish in height, width, and volume. This may affect the immediate and final appearance of the gum tissue in this area and possibly the surrounding teeth.
- The larger the width of bone or the height of the bone, the wider and longer implant can be. A wider and longer implant increases implant stability and thus success. We assess the bone height and width by taking digital radiographs or by taking a CT Scan. More.
The price of a dental implant can depend on whether any further treatments are needed to make sure your implant is a success.
Our inclusive single dental implant treatment costs £2995 and includes the abutment and crown. More.
Once the implant has fused with your jawbone and tissues, the artificial titanium implant acts as an ordinary root. The longevity of your implant depends on how you improve and maintain your oral health. Read more.
There isn’t an age limit for dental implants. However, our dentists recommend that if you have to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure. Read on.
A dental implant offers a wealth of oral health benefits. Not only can an implant improve your smile, but it can also realign neighbouring teeth, protect your mouth from gum disease etc. Read the benefits.
“If treated correctly, dental implants can last from ten to twenty five years or more.”
Once the implant has fused with your jawbone and tissues, the artificial titanium implant acts as an ordinary root.
The longevity of your implant depends on how you improve and maintain your oral health. Read more.
- Minimal appointments: Unlike traditional dental implant surgery, you will need fewer appointments
- No lengthy treatment time: The healing time is fast and effective, though individual to each person.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The price of a dental implant can depend, for example, if any further treatments are needed to make sure your implant is a success, like bone regeneration.
Our inclusive single dental implant treatment costs £2,995 and includes the abutment and crown. More.
Is the process painful?
You can expect to feel some pain when having a new implant; however, the discomfort is kept to a minimum with modern anaesthetics. Nevertheless, post-process, there can be some swelling and aching for 5 -10 days.
Many patients have multiple implants in a single day without undue pain or distress. More.
Will my implants match the colour of my existing teeth?
Implants are colour matched and then shaped to blend in with your existing teeth. To the naked eye, an implant is very hard to spot.
Highly experienced implant team
An unparalleled level of patient trust: Dr Rahul Doshi is the founder of the Perfect Smile and is the current President of the BACD.
With over 25 years of dental implant experience, Dr Rahul Doshi proudly leads a highly skilled team with access to the latest dental technology.
- 150+ years of combined experience
- Est in 1994
- CQC registered
- Faster appointment times
- All staff are GDC registered
- Recommend excellent by Trustpilot
Medically reviewed & updated on May 19, 2022