Implant secured dentures

Dentures can be uncomfortable, irritating and embarrassing. Many people struggle to chew comfortably and even say that their self-confidence has been undermined by wearing a denture. With advances in implant dentistry, here at Eustace Dental & Implant Clinic in Sevenoaks we now have many innovative techniques for denture stabilisation which can transform your comfort, self-esteem and self-confidence with implant secured dentures.

The implants are titanium screws placed into the jaw, to replace original roots. Depending on the treatment, you may need between 4 and 8 implants to secure each denture in place. It’s a straightforward process which can be completed under local anaesthetic.  The implants will need three to six months to heal and bond with your jaw bone to provide a solid support for your replacement tooth.

Temporary replacement teeth are usually fitted at the same time as your implant placement, which will stay in place until the final restoration appointment.

Once your jaw has healed, an abutment will be fixed to the implant to hold your denture in place. Abutments are produced in titanium, gold or porcelain, and can come as a standard fit or crafted specifically for you. These options offer a range of aesthetics results, depending on your requirements.

Dentures are then fitted on top, to replace your missing teeth. Your Sevenoaks dentist will carefully match the colour of your crown to your natural teeth.

Using an implant supported denture to replace multiple teeth has the advantages of:

  • Chewing function is improved - the denture is much more stable - reduced risk of digestive problems
  • No more concerns about embarrassing situations when a conventional denture may drop - improved self confidence
  • Better support for facial tissues - giving a more 'youthful' appearance
  • No need for unpleasant denture adhesives or pastes
  • The implant secured denture can be removed to ease cleaning around the implants

Meet our Dentist


Dr Stephen Franks

Dr Stephen Franks graduated in Dentistry from University College Hospital London in 1990 and has practiced as a Dentist in the UK and abroad. Stephen has received extensive Implant training including a year long certificate course under the International Team for Implantology, a Masters Degree in Dental Implantology at Bristol University and advanced training in guided bone regeneration under Prof. Danny Buser, the world leader in this field, at the University of Bern.

Stephen enjoys teaching. He used to be a restorative clinical teacher at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental School and a clinical teacher for the MSc Programme in Dental Implantology at The University of Central Lancashire. He was recently appointed as an approved training mentor by Straumann.

Stephen excels at complex treatment planning, rebuilding dentitions at an advanced stage of disrepair. He spent eight years at a leading specialist dental centre, looking after patients referred for their complex and challenging dental treatments.

Stephen has a professional, patient and caring manner and is well liked by both his patients and his colleagues.

Treatments

Same day teeth

Same Day Teeth is a process at Eustace Dental & Implant Clinic where patients can have implants placed and fully functioning teeth attached in the space of one day.

Treatments

Multiple dental implants

Dental implants can be used to securely anchor replacement teeth, leaving you with a new smile that looks and feels so natural, you will forget the teeth are not your own.

Portman Dental Care Awards

Fmc Logo 2019 Winner Oby M25
Award Logo 2018
Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care

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