An Easy Guide to Denture Implants

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An Easy Guide to Denture Implants

7 June 2023
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

If you've worn dentures for a while, you're probably already aware of the inconvenience they might cause. Many people complain about how uncomfortable, awkward, and occasionally painful their dentures are. 

Even if you've worn dentures for a long time, you can switch to denture implants for a more durable and comfortable teeth replacement solution.

Here is an easy guide to help you to make the transition from dentures to denture implants.


An overdenture, also known as an implant-retained denture, is a full denture that is supported by two or more dental implants. 

It is detachable like a full denture, but rather than clinging on by suction, it clips on and off the unique abutments that attach to the dental implant.

Dental implants are inserted precisely into the jaw bone and left for several months to heal. During this time you can wear a temporary or healing denture.

After the area around the implants has recovered an abutment is attached to them. The denture is then modified to allow it to clip and unclip from the abutments.

A final fit and adjustment follows to ensure comfort. At this time the dentist will show how to care for the denture and any necessary oral hygiene measures required.


As opposed to complete suction dentures, which eventually grow slack over time, implant-retained dentures offer better comfort, retention and stability.

Additionally, they offer the convenience of:

  • Superior biting force
  • Improved speech
  • Enhanced taste
  • A more streamlined denture
  • Better lip support
  • Easier cleaning

As well as comfort and convenience there are many important dental health benefits including the :

  • Prevention of jaw bone shrinkage 
  • Prevention of a hollow-cheek image
  • Assistance in preventing gum recession

This is because the implants are a substitute for your natural tooth roots and can therefore accomplish the stimulation of the nerves in the jaw in the same way as natural roots. 


Most people resume normal daily activities in a few days after dental implant installation. Over the following few months, your implants will continue to recover and meld with your jaw.

In the interim patients wear a healing denture. Although this denture is perfectly functional, the dental implants are not connected to it. The implants can heal properly as a result. Usually, the full healing process for dental implants typically takes a few months.

With the correct care and upkeep, a denture implant will last you a lifetime.