Implant Supported Dentures

Restore your ability to eat, talk, laugh and smile

Do you wear Traditional Dentures?

Do you wear traditional dentures? Are you able to eat, talk, laugh and smile with confidence? Our passion at Contemporary Smiles Dental is to help restore these essential elements of everyday life to our patients who are finding their traditional dentures inconvenient and sometimes awkward.

What Are the Pros of Implant Dentures?

Implant-supported dentures offer a considerable number of benefits for suitable patients, including the following:

  • Preservation of jawbone density, strength and appearance,
  • The results appear very natural,
  • An exceptionally secure and comfortable fit for the patient,
  • No messy pastes, gels, or adhesives needed,
  • The ability to eat all types of food,
  • There are numberous other advantages that may apply, depending on your particular case. Implant supported dentures also come at a more affordable price tag than a full set of dental implants.

You can Book an Appointment with Contemporary Smiles Dental online, or your can Request A Callback, and we’ll give you a call to organise a date and time.

Barry and Jasmine

“Restore your ability to eat, talk, laugh and smile using modern dental implant technology to enhance your life with dentures.”

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Before your dentist can place implants, they’ll need to extract any decayed or damaged teeth.

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During this procedure, your surgeon will place the dental implants into your jawbone.

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Finally, your dentist will attach your new custom denture to your implants.

What are Implant Dentures?

Implant Supported Dentures

An implant-supported denture is an oral appliance that replaces several teeth at once. It’s similar to a traditional denture, but instead of resting on top of your gums, an implant-supported denture attaches directly to your jawbone using dental implants.

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We frequently use implants to stabilise your existing dentures. Full dentures are not ideal. They are bulky, intrusive, decrease functionality and decrease the sense of taste and enjoyment of food and can decrease self esteem.

That said, with time, people do tend to get use to a full upper denture. With adequate ridge height, a suction seal can be achieved with the top denture which allows for some stability.

The same cannot be said for a lower full denture. Due to the movement of the tongue a seal cannot be maintained and the denture tends to float. Patients often report a high level of dissatisfaction with this, with associated decrease in nutrition and quality of life.

One of the most common implant procedures performed at our clinic is the placement of two implants in the lower jaw to allow fixation of the lower denture to the lower jaw.

We feel out of all the treatments that we do at Contemporary Smiles, this can have the most transformative affect on our patients lives. By the completion of the treatment, people can go from not wearing a denture at all and soft diet to the ability to bite an apple with total comfort.

We work closely with our local prosthetist, Mark Aitken at the Illawarra Denture Clinic, who does an excellent job of fabricating the final dentures for all our patients.

Although, the dentures now fit comfortably, it is critical that they are not left in overnight and that adequate hygiene is maintained so that they may survive into the future. It is important to see our therapist for regular 6 monthly cleans post placement of the implants!

What Are the Pros?

Implant-supported dentures offer a considerable number of benefits for suitable patients, including the following:

  • Preservation of jawbone density, strength and appearance
  • The results appear very natural
  • An exceptionally secure and comfortable fit for the patient
  • No messy pastes, gels, or adhesives needed
  • The ability to eat all types of food
  • There are numberous other advantages that may apply, depending on your particular case. Implant supported dentures also come at a more affordable price tag than a full set of dental implants.


If you are suffering from any of these issues, there are now a variety of modern dental implant-based solutions available to you.


“Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime with correct maintenance.”

Implants Couple

“Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures anchor directly to your jawbone using dental implants. As a result, they offer more stability for chewing and speaking.”

Frustrated By Dentures?

People lose their teeth for a variety of reasons over their lifetime and we have seen first-hand the impact this can have on our patient’s quality of life.

Do you have to avoid certain foods?
Unsecured dentures can make it difficult to chew some of the foods you once enjoyed due to a lack of stability, especially in the case of the lower full denture.

Do your dentures affect your sense of taste?
The upper denture extends across the palate and this gives more stability compared to the lower denture but this extension can decrease the sense of taste and enjoyment of food and feel bulky and intrusive.

Are you worried your dentures will accelerate your facial aging?
When you lose your teeth, the stimulation to the jawbone is removed and this results in a loss of bone which causes physical changes to your face, which in turn causes your dentures to become looser over time.

Are you embarrassed or lack confidence due to your dentures?
Dentures can sometimes affect your ability to pronounce words correctly, and therefore the way you speak. They may also come loose on occasions which often leads to awkwardness and a lack of confidence.

What are my options?

LOWER JAW SOLUTION (Removable Implant Overdenture)
We place 2 implants in your lower Jaw onto which a new denture is attached. This cost-effective option will significantly improve the retention and stability of your new lower denture. This is one of the most common implant procedures performed at Contemporary Smiles Dental in Corrimal. It is very predictable and allows you to eat, laugh and speak with far more confidence!

UPPER JAW SOLUTION (Removable Overdenture upper arch)
In cases where 4 implants can be placed in parallel within your upper jaw arch, we can provide a more streamlined denture that does not extend across your palate. This provides a higher level of stability and comfort; and an improvement in the taste and enjoyment of food. It will also help to maintain bone levels which will slow the facial ageing look often associated with the loss of teeth and wearing traditional dentures.

This solution is the closest thing we can offer you that mimics the natural dentition (natural teeth). It is fixed to 4 or more underlying implants, maintains underlying bone and the bridge can be fitted within 2 days of placement of implants allowing our patients to look, feel and function as normal as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our patients ask lots of questions. We’re glad you do as it means we can make your visit to the dentist a pleasant an enjoyable time. Here are some of the questions we frequently get asked:

What are the advantages of Dental Implants?
  1. Dental Implants have a 40-year successful track record in helping secure dentures or replace missing teeth
  2. Biocompatible – the body accepts the implant materials and bone heals to the surface
  3. Implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance
  4. Implants maintain the bone, whilst all other tooth replacement options shrink the bone over time.
  5. Implants improve stability and retention of dentures and prosthetic teeth.
Can anyone have dental implants?

Most people are suitable candidates. We will perform an in-depth analysis using our onsite Cone Beam CT machine, and we will consult with your doctor to ensure that there are no medical reasons that implants cannot be placed.

Are there payment plans?

Yes, we provide onsite interest free payment options.

Can you guarantee longevity of the implants?

When it comes to the human body, unfortunately there is not a treatment option with 100% predictability. We do however, warranty our implants for 5 years when we are allowed to maintain the implants on a regular basis. Just like bringing your car for a service, we urge our patients to be seen on a 6 monthly basis so that we can ensure your implants remain healthy.

Why should we choose Contemporary Smiles Dental?

Dr Barry Phelan has over 6 years’ experience in placing dental implants, is passionate about further education and has achieved a fellowship in the largest worldwide implant society – The International Congress of Oral Implantologists, in 2016. He is also a fellow of the Misch International Implant Institute and is accredited with The Australian Society of Implant Dentistry.

Why should we choose the Illawarra Denture Clinic?

Mr Mark Aitken, has being servicing the local area for the last 10 years and in that time has built a considerable reputation for being the guy you can turn when you have dentures that can’t be worn. All dentures are made in house and this is what he does day in day out. Rather than doing lots of different procedures, Mark makes excellent fitting, aesthetic dentures day in day out. Practice makes perfect.

When should I see my dentist?

If you’ve had dental implants placed, call your dentist if you notice:

  • Severe bleeding.
  • Pain that doesn’t improve with medication.
  • Pus or infection near your implants.
  • A fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

A note from Contemporary Smiles:

Losing your teeth can lead to a decrease in self-esteem and a reduction in your overall quality of life. However, teeth replacement can help you regain your confidence. One such method is implant-supported dentures, which offer a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing solution to missing teeth.