Implant Retained Dentures

Implant Benefits

  1. Eliminates the need to "cut down" the neighboring teeth to make a bridge.
  2. Maintains the jawbone structure.
  3. Feels and functions like natural teeth.
  4. Does not rely on other teeth for support.
  5. Replaces partial plates and may be used to secure loose dentures.
  6. Cleaned and flossed like a natural tooth.
Implant Benefits

Value and Benefits - Implant FAQs

Implants look and feel like natural teeth. They prevent bone loss and gum recession that accompanies bridgework and dentures. Implants are more “teeth saving” than bridgework because they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Your natural teeth are left untouched. Implants allow you to speak and eat with comfort and confidence.

Please call the office to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. Bring your spouse or a close friend if you would like. We want to know your desires and expectations. Although our doctors work closely with many excellent restorative dentists in the area, a referral from a dentist is not necessary for you to make an appointment. If you do not have a restorative dentist, we will recommend someone who has the expertise needed to place the prosthetic teeth on the implants.

All treatment starts with a diagnosis, and all treatment in our office is customized. There are different options for replacing missing teeth with dental implants. Our doctors will review your options and answers all your questions. The team will review costs and discuss payment plans. The team will also help you maximize any applicable insurance.

Implant Supported Dentures

This implant technique, is the optimal solution for those who have lost or are about to lose all of their upper and/or lower teeth. It's a procedure that comes closest to having a new set of permanent teeth.

Over Denture

An over denture fits on top of natural teeth or dental implants. Many patients suffer with ill fitting and loose dentures that move or even fall out when speaking or eating. One way of solving this problem is to construct a dental plate that goes over and attaches to something underneath it. Keeping a few natural teeth or placing dental implants in the bone under the denture also helps keep the jaw bone healthy. This avoids much of the natural jaw bone loss often seen after teeth are removed. Traditional over dentures go over natural teeth. A denture can be made that goes over and attaches to one or both cuspids. Implants supported over dentures fit on top of dental implants. A retainer bar or retention balls are placed on the implants and special attachments are inserted into the denture to grab onto these retention devices. A new method using mini implant dentures is becoming increasingly popular. Mini implants are very thin, long titanium implants that screw into the jaw bone. They can be placed and old dentures can often be retrofitted to the implant.

Snap-In Dentures

Implants allow you to wear full dentures and partial dentures without fear that they will slip or fall out. A "snap-in" denture is an implant supported, removable denture. The snap-in feature is available for upper or lower dentures. Having implant supported dentures allows for the base of the denture to be made much smaller and more comfortable. Implant supported dentures enhance chewing and speaking. Never again will you have to worry about your teeth falling out when you eat, laugh or speak. You will regain chewing function and enjoy some forgotten foods.