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Implant Retained Removable Dentures

They are removable full mouth dentures that usually take support from 2-3 implants fixed in the jaw. These dentures can be easily removed and place it back in fixed position by the patient.These minimum numbers of implants will hold the denture in firm position to that they dont move during chewing talking etc.


Need of implants for full mouth dentures:

Its a natural process of human jaws to get reabsorbed (Dissolves) once there is no tooth in jaws (Called Alveolar bone resorption). Edentulous patients (Patients with lack of any teeth) are usually full mouth dentures wearers. So over a period of time, they notice that their dentures are becoming loose year by year so that they start wobbling during speech, may slip out of mouth, not able to chew soft diet etc. Options exist for such patients are to go with full mouth fixed bridge or full mouth hybrid dentures.
But every patient might not able to afford so many implants but they also need quality of life at that age. In such situations, the best option would be Implant supported removable dentures.
Advantages of Implant retained removable dentures:

  • Mainly reduced cost
  • Minimum number of implants
  • Minimal surgical procedure
  • Denture is fixed to implants but can be easily detachable by patient
  • Easley to wash/clean
  • No denture movements during speech
  • Can eat soft diet
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Facial structure is well retained


Dr. Sudhakara reddy uses special implants with which patient can get their denture fixed without even the waiting period. If you have accidentally dropped the dentures approach Dr. Reddy for an inspection and correction of the same. Ill-fitting dentures are not recommended since it can lead to accumulation of bacteria and resultant gum sores.
Dr. Sudhakar Reddy recommends the following care for your dentures:

  • Remove dentures from the mouth once in a day to clean them
  • Brush them using special denture pastes
  • Soft bristle brushes are to be used
  • Keep dentures moist after removal from the mouth in a container of water
  • Do not immerse dentures in hot water


                    Authored By DR. SUDHAKARA REDDY - Implantologist, Bangalore 



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