At our Glasgow dental clinic we see a number of patients who are encountering issues with dentures.
This 61 year old patient visited our Glasgow dental clinic complaining of a loose and poorly functioning upper denture which was retained in place by two loose teeth.
The patient had lost her remaining upper arch teeth many years previously and following the loss of these teeth, had lost a great deal of bone height and width in the upper arch.
After a full examination and on presentation of all of the options available, this patient elected an implant retained denture on the basis of the stability of the final solution in function, the aesthetics of the solution and its affordability.
In addition, she felt that the removable denture option would be easier to maintain in years to come.
Four dental implants were placed in the upper arch. Given the bone loss, this was a fairly difficult case which required bone grafting and sinus elevation. Following healing the implants were uncovered and restored with a milled bar and locators which were used to retain the new upper denture.
The final solution looked great with the patient giving our team input in the design of her new smile, and this together with the stability of the solution in function restored the patient’s function with and confidence in her dentition and smile.
The retention of the implant retained denture by the implants means that there is less need for coverage of the palate and as such, the palate is largely uncovered.
Should you have any questions about this blog post or would like to find out more about the benefits of dental implants if you are a denture wearer, then please contact our Glasgow dental clinic on 0141 339 7579. We look forward to hearing from you.