Advantages of Implant Supported Dentures 

Placing implants to support and retain a denture will offer much more stability and predictability to denture treatments. The added support improves comfort, denture retention, helps to retain the jawbone bulk and most importantly allows you to smile, eat and speak with confidence!

At MDS, we consider using just 2 implants with stud attachments to support your full dentures as a minimum standard of care!

With our excellent laboratories and specialist prosthodontics, we will carefully construct beautiful dentures to complement your face. This treatment can be used as a first stage to planning both the position for implant bridges and over-dentures.

If you already have a beautiful denture, the implants can be added and your existing denture adapted to accommodate the attachments.

Implant failures

We are able to help patients who are referred to us with implant problems for advice, treatment, or re-treatment.

Peri-implantitis is an issue that is becoming more common, simply because more and more patients have been treated with dental implants. The condition is very similar to gum disease around teeth with resultant loss of bone (Periodontitis). Sadly, we often find that the cause of the implant problems these patients have is as a result no maintenance, the use of low cost and inadequate implants or implant components, or improper design of the restorations fitted to the implants!

At MDS we want patients to have an improved quality of life from their treatments, which is why our Implant treatments only use high quality implants and implant components which are internationally available and certified, thus making them highly successful and rarely subject to failure. We also ensure that our patients understand the commitment they need to make in maintaining their implants with regular hygiene and check-ups.

Other contributing factors to Implant Failure

Implant failure is a little more common at the back of the mouth, where the jawbone tends to be ‘softer’ and there may be less bone available. Implants that fail outright usually do so before the final crown and bridgework restorations have been completed.

Other factors that increase the chance of implant failure and peri-implant problems are:
Habitual clenching or grinding teeth (‘bruxism’) which can cause bone loss around implants Smoking – someone who smokes may have poor bone quality and a poor healing capacity, and that can mean that an implant simply does not ‘take’. Patients with uncontrolled diabetes can have slower healing rates, which can inhibit osseointegration.

A patient who is not in the best state of health, taking specific medications or has dental or gum problems near the implant, can be more prone to having problems with their implants. Long term, many of the problems are often due to lack of maintenance and professional hygiene care.

When there is substantial bone loss, it usually leads to complete failure of the implant and restoration. This can make re-treatment more complicated, but we will endeavour to find an appropriate and effective solution.