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Implant-Retained Dentures

  • Implants for lower and upper dentures, plus horseshoe designs
  • Full arch rehabilitation and total tooth loss reconstruction
  • Removable but secure
  • The improved solution to out-of-date, traditional unsecured denture solutions

A modern dentistry approach, implant-retained dentures, combines traditional denture treatment with the innovative dental implant method. 


Dental implants combined with dentures can improve your quality of life.

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Available on 0% finance and interest-bearing terms up to 60 months.

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Implant-retained dentures are the cheapest full-mouth treatment using implants.

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Guide to Implant-Retained Dentures

As tooth implant dentists, if there’s one common complaint we always here of, it regards uncomfortable dentures, which tend to make tasks like eating, chewing and speaking more challenging than they need to be. And just as the quality of life is diminished, so is confidence. Don’t get used to the problem – contact us to see how we can replace your missing teeth.

What are implant-retained dentures?

Implant-Retained Dentures In A Nutshell

  • Upper dentures commonly use six dental implants.
  • Two to four implants typically anchor lower dentures.
  • Treatment length for implant-retained dentures is four months for the lower arches and seven months for the uppers.
  • Immediate smiles are only available with temporary teeth / the method is only sped up with the All-on-4 process.

Dental implants are fixed into the jaw using a titanium screw. The surrounding bone grows around the implant site, making it solid and secure.

Comparing full mouth implant options

Suppose you’ve been doing your research or have already received a professional opinion regarding dental implantation and types.

In that case, you might be familiar with systems like All-on-Four, Implant-Supported Bridges, Implant-Retained Dentures, etc.

But here at Mint, our ethos is genuinely about educating the patient on each option so they can decide which treatment will be the best for their condition, budget and lifestyle. As a result, we often receive many dental referrals and requests for second opinions on complex total tooth loss cases.

How implant-retained dentures work

Often referred to as clip-on or snap-on dentures, implant-retained dentures work similarly to traditional ones. For example, they are taken out to clean and reattached to the implants once you’ve finished.

The implants will be specific attachments called abutments that click the denture into place.

As implant-retained dentures do not require dental adhesives or suction to stay put, their unique design ensures that the mouth’s roof remains uncovered, restoring taste sensations for denture-wearing patients.


Implant-retained denture benefits
  • Dentures remain fixed in place without the need for suction or dental adhesives
  • Dentures are set firmly in the mouth using a minimal number of implants, which makes them more stable and secure
  • Dental implants maintain the facial structure as they distribute weight more evenly throughout the mouth
  • Tooth implants preserve the bone in the jaw and promote good oral health
  • Dentures never come loose ever again
implant denture illustration

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Implant-retained dentures are more affordable

Implant dentist Dr Rohit Patel has worked with hundreds of complex, edentulous cases where full arch rehabilitation and reconstruction are required – and for some patients, treatments like All-on-4 or All-on-6 might not be within their budgets.

Further, some patients wish to obtain the benefits of dental implants while opting for a more cost-effective solution they are used to and know they can rely on.

To truly find out which treatment will be best for your condition, skip the queue and speak to one of our professionals today!

On top of this, to ensure our patients are happy with their new smile, we craft a custom denture to suit the implants to provide a better overall function and sensation.

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Reach out to us now and our team will come straight back to you with all the information you need to consider a consultation.


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  • Tuesday: 09.00 – 19.00
  • Wednesday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Thursday: 10.00 – 19.00
  • Friday: 09.30 – 17.30
  • Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00 (By appointment only)
  • Sunday: Closed

Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.



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