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A Long-Lasting Smile In Nottingham: Implant Retained Dentures

Posted on: September 11th, 2015 by freshadmin No Comments

For people who have lost their teeth, wearing wobbly dentures can be a painful, inconvenient and awkward experience. Regular dentures can make chewing difficult and can stop you eating all the foods you used to enjoy. Remember the days when you used to be able to go on a night out with friends and enjoy an evening at your favourite restaurant?

Whether it’s a casual catch-up with friends or an important family reunion, the worry that your denture could accidentally slip out at any given moment can cause unnecessary stress in any type of social gathering. Implant retained dentures just might be your ticket to win back your social confidence and peace of mind.

If this is you, here are some of the essential factors you will want to know when considering an Implant retained denture:

What is an implant retained denture?

An Implant retained denture is a fixed version of a regular denture as it is implanted into your jaw instead of just simply resting on your gums like a regular denture would. A small titanium screw is fitted in place to hold and secure the denture to both your upper and lower jaw.

There are a number of options available and at the SameDay Teeth Suite your Dentist and Clinical dental technician will discuss all of these with you on your initial consultation.

What are the benefits?

  • Denture adhesive will be a thing of the past
  • Your dentures will be more stable
  • No more sore areas from the continued movement of your denture
  • No coverage of the roof of your mouth allowing you to taste better
  • An increase in your biting force allowing you to once again eat foods you had forgotten about
  • Improved speech

One additional benefit that people often overlook is that wearing one can help you avoid any further bone loss that may occur subsequent to the Implant being fitted.  This will prevent changes to your facial structure and help keep everything in place, giving you the perks of not only a beautiful smile but also keep you looking more youthful.

What to do next?

If you are ready to take the first step to saying goodbye to discomfort and embarrassment. We’re here to advice and answer any questions you may have about any element of the procedure. Our expert staff will be able to provide you with an individual consult to discuss your situation and help get back the smile you deserve.

Contact us for your FREE consultation and begin your journey to a happy and secure future.

How to Deal with Loose Dentures in Nottingham: A Case Study

Posted on: June 22nd, 2015 by freshadmin No Comments

Many patients come to our clinic after having issues with their dentures. Unquestionably, if your denture doesn’t fit properly, it will most likely begin to dislodge and move around, making you feel very uncomfortable when speaking or eating.

The picture below shows the case of a patient who presented to us in a situation where she was particularly unhappy with her dentures, both in terms of functionality and cosmetics. She was frustrated by not being able to eat what she wanted, due to her dentures either moving or falling down.

Photo 1: The patient had most of her lower teeth missing, which made it difficult to support a denture.


After assessing her case, we suggested two solutions:

  1. A better denture, meaning a BPS Denture (Biofunctional Prosthetic System) or Swiss Denture, both top of the range precision dentures of outstanding quality that provide complete functionality while speaking, eating or laughing.
  1. An Implant Retained Denture (IRD), which meets the highest requirements of patients and dentists alike. IRDs are a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth, compared with BPS and Swiss Dentures, using implants to hold the dentures securely in place, providing a considerable improvement on conventional removable dentures. In addition, they help maintain the facial structure of the patient as they preserve the remaining jaw bone and restore lost lip support, which also minimises the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth.

We decided that the second solution would best meet the patient’s need for a firm denture that wouldn’t move while also not covering the palate, so that she could feel almost like she had her real teeth back!

So, after going through various planning stages, such as a CT scan, we placed five implants in the upper jaw and let the mouth heal for 3 months (see photo 2). In the meantime, the patient wore temporary dentures.

Photo 2: Five implants placed in the patient’s upper jaw.



After the healing period, we made a constructed bar with the locators shown in Photo 3 (pole stands), on both her upper and lower jaw, which allowed the denture to be accurately positioned and secured, so that it would not move around when the patient was chewing, speaking or laughing.

Note: Throughout the process, the patient always had a say regarding the selection of the teeth used to make her denture, to ensure the final outcome would tick all of her boxes.

Photo 3: Constructed Bar with Locator Attachments



The patient was ecstatic with the result, for obvious reasons. Her dentures also look excellent from a cosmetic point of view (see photo 5).  Now, it is highly unlikely that anyone could spot that she wears dentures and she can eat whatever she wants, from apples to sticky foods, without a second thought.

 Photo 4: This is how the patient’s mouth looks from the inside after the completion of the treatment.


Photo 5: The patient with her new implant retained denture.


To find out more about this life-changing transformation, which can markedly improve your ability to chew with a minimal treatment period, and let you say goodbye to those embarrassing moments caused by falling down or loose dentures, contact us here

To have your mouth fully assessed and find out if you are a good fit for implant dentures, book your first FREE consultation HERE.

Feel free, secure, comfortable and ready to smile with confidence again. Now, nothing is standing in your way!


My Lower Dentures Are Always Loose, What Can Be Done In Loughborough?

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by freshadmin No Comments

Some decades ago, if you lost a tooth (or teeth), that would be much about it. You would have an empty space; a glorious reminder of a once healthy and bright smile. Not too aesthetically pleasing, indeed, but people did not have much choice than accept it. Luckily, with today’s technology, dentistry has made leaps and people can enjoy their wide smiles for as long as they wish. However, those having dentures, sometimes, feel them loose, especially their lower ones.

At the clinic, we see many patients who have lower dentures which are poorly constructed. Their chief complaint is that their dentures always move around and that they get sore points when they are trying to chew.

At SameDay Teeth Suite, we have varied solutions to this. The patients that have poorly constructed dentures need to understand there are a number of dentures available.
Firstly, of course, you have your standard dentures which are economical. But then we have more advanced types of dentures, such as BPS dentures and Swiss dentures. These are engineered and constructed by high-quality material to allow a better set and also a balanced bite, which helps the stability of these dentures.

Solutions for Remarkably Stable Dentures

As for the patients that want to have very stable dentures, one solution is to have, for example, implants with locators. They are like bolt studs which allow the denture to clip on to the implants, making the dentures remarkably stable. This, in turns, frees the patient from the worries as per what to eat so their denture won’t move around.

In these cases, the first thing we want to check is whether the patient has enough bone. To determine that, we assess the case by a CT scan. Then we plan by using guides to allow us to place the implants in strategic positions, to get the best stability of the denture. In some cases, we may place two implants or we may place four implants.

What If You Don’t Have Enough Bone?

What happens if the CT shows you do not have enough bone because you’ve had your teeth missing for many years? One option which we’re using more nowadays for certain cases is the use of mini implants. Mini implants have a diameter of anywhere between 2 millimetres and 2.4 millimetres to allow us to utilize these in cases where patients want stable dentures, but has very thin ridges.

It’s paramount patients understand that as they continue to be wearing their normal, removable dentures (those dentures which are not supported by implants) puts a constant pressure on the bone as time goes along, causing the bone to shrink over time.

By utilizing implants, we can maintain the bone in the areas where the implants are placed for as long as patients have good oral hygiene and see a hygienist regularly.

Do you want to know if dental implants are the best solution for you? please feel free to get your Missing Teeth Guide, completely for free and book your first consultation! Or, you could always Contact Us and let us do all the work for you!