If you have lost many or all the teeth in your upper or lower dental arch, implant-supported dentures could be the right solution for you. While these dentures appear similar to traditional removable dentures at first glance, they are stabilized by dental implants to provide you with a more permanent solution for your oral health needs. Many patients who wear regular dentures find that their dentures become loose and “float” in their mouths, which impacts their ability to eat and speak comfortably. Implant-supported dentures resolve this issue by anchoring the dentures in the mouth and restoring full oral function.
As with all dental implant procedures, the first step in receiving implant-supported dentures is to place the dental implant posts. Implant-supported dentures typically require four to six dental implants per denture, though our dentist may recommend as many as eight implant posts depending on your needs. After you have recovered from your implant placement, our dentist will attach your denture atop the posts. Many patients find that their implant-retained dentures feel and function like their original teeth.
Implant-retained dentures are a cost-effective solution, offering the stability and longevity of implants without the expense of replacing each individual tooth. In many cases, existing dentures can be retrofitted with implants as well, preventing the need to replace your entire appliance when receiving this treatment.