We offer both conventional dentures and implant supported dentures to our patients in Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding areas.

The range of dentures we offer include:

  • Acrylic dentures
  • Chrome / Cobalt dentures
  • Implant supported dentures

What are implant-supported dentures ?

drawing explaining how implant supported dentures work

In order to secure your dentures, specially designed titanium posts (typically 2 to 4) are gently placed into the jaw bone to enable them to bond with healthy bone and form a solid and permanent base.

Dentures are then adapted to fit on the implants either in removable or permanent form.

Why choose implant-supported dentures ?

People who have conventional dentures often find they don’t stay in place. A rapidly growing number of patients are now opting to secure their dentures with implants as they offer a range of benefits:

  • restore full chewing ability
  • improve speech and confidence
  • increase comfort with less irritation of gum tissues
  • no more denture adhesive required
  • can often use existing dentures
  • minimally invasive procedure

What are the options for dentures ?

Conventional dentures

Illustration of a conventional denture not secured by implants
  • loss of chewing ability
  • difficult to maintain a healthy diet
  • become loose and unstable over time
  • may lead to bone loss

Implant supported dentures

Illustration of dental implants used to support dentures
  • full chewing ability
  • allow for a normal diet
  • remain stable in your mouth

Frequently asked questions about dental implants

The titanium posts (also called implants) are carefully placed in the jaw. They are then left to fuse with the bone, a process also referred to as “osseointegration”, for a period of between 4 to 6 months.

It is sometimes possible, however, to attach new dentures or a titanium bridge (also referred to as “all on four”) immediately after the placement of the implant.

We work in partnership with Biohorizons®, one of the leading international suppliers of dental implants.

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