Implant retained dentures


Our patients often complain about the limitations of their dentures, which can make eating difficult, slur your speech, and feel uncomfortable in the mouth. At Loughborough Orthodontic and Implant Clinic, we offer implant retained dentures, which secure the dentures against fixed dental implants and significantly improve their function, along with the experience of wearing them.

Many of our patients tell us of the relief they experience after having implant retained dentures fixed. The dentures ‘snap’ securely into place against the implants, meaning you can do away with adhesives and increase the strength of your bite, enabling you to enjoy a wider variety of foods.

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The benefits

Implant retained dentures combine improved function with convenience, offering important benefits to our patients, including:

  • The implants can last a lifetime
  • Clear speech is restored
  • Your bite is strengthened
  • Your diet can broaden to include firmer foods
  • Removable for your convenience
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Your Journey

1. Consultation

Consultation is our chance to get to know you, understand your dental concerns, assess your teeth, and agree on a personal treatment plan. Taking your medical history into account, we will agree on the best way to achieve your goals.

2. Treatments

This is where we bring all our skill and experience to bear. From bridges to braces to implants, your expert clinician will deliver the treatments agreed during your consultation, making sure you are comfortable and at ease.

3. Aftercare

Though some treatments are walk-in, walk-out processes, other dental procedures require downtime and carefully considered aftercare. We will advise you of activities, substances, and medications to avoid, while ensuring you know the best way to look after your treated teeth.


Dental implants are titanium screws, fixed directly into your jawbone. The bone ossifies around the implant, further strengthening the bond.

Implant-retained dentures are made to fit the shape of your jaw and are held in position by a number of dental implants. Because they are secured, the dentures are far more stable than ordinary dentures.

Though this can vary from person to person, you will need a minimum of 4 on the upper jaw and 2 on the lower. We usually recommend having 4 on the lower jaw as well, because if one or two implants fail due to bone density loss in old age, you can avoid having surgery to replace them at a time in life when that kind of procedure might be unwelcome.

By and large you can eat most foods, but it is unrealistic to expect to bite directly into an apple, for example, without dislodging the dentures. We recommend that with tougher foods, you chew with your back teeth.

With proper care, the implants can last for decades. The dentures will need replacing every 10-15 years, and the nylon rings which grip the implants and hold the denture in place will wear out more quickly and need to be replaced every one to two years. Some patients replace the rings more frequently, to keep everything as tight and functional as possible.