March 30, 2017

Middle Aged Man Smiling OutsideDentures can provide a sturdy tooth replacement for people who have lost a tooth or many teeth. Many people deal with loose dentures for years, finding ways to eat around their issues — they may avoid laughing too hard, or just learn to live with a lisp or whistle when they speak. But there is a better solution with implant-retained dentures.

The Magic Behind Implant-Retained Dentures

Dental implants are placed beneath the gum line, where they act as prosthetic roots to provide maximum stability for the replacement teeth that are affixed on top. In cases of significant tooth loss, placing a dental implant for each missing root would be incredibly invasive and also cost a small fortune. With implant-retained dentures, Dr. Hanna Mansoor can hold an entire set of teeth in place on as few dental implants as possible. 

Procedure for Dental Implants

Dr. Hanna will evaluate the extent of your tooth loss and the health of your jawbone to put together a treatment plan that’s suited just for you. We handle the entire procedure for dental implants, from initial placement to final restoration, from the comfort of our office. 

Phases of dental implants include:

  • Implantation: We place the number sufficient to provide support for your full or partial denture.
  • Restoration: After several months, the dental implants have grown together with the jawbone and are ready to receive the prosthetic teeth. 

Options in Dental Implant Dentures

There are a number of options for implant-retained dentures: they can be fixed or removable, and complete or partial. The option that is right for you depends on your preference, budget, and the extent of your tooth loss. 

  • Fixed denture: The fixed denture is not removed for cleaning. 
  • Removable denture: A denture you can take out to clean and soak while you sleep. 
  • Partial denture: A partial replaces multiple missing teeth from different areas of the bite. 
  • Complete (full) denture: A full or complete denture fills an entire row of missing teeth. 

Benefits of Dental Implants and Dentures

Patients who have their dentures held in place with dental implants enjoy stability and security with the comprehensive tooth replacement.

  • Ability to eat what they like (even biting into fresh apples and corn on the cob!) 
  • Improved speech
  • Comfortable tooth replacement, no sore spots or blisters
  • Correct Previous misalignments
  • No need for denture adhesives

Let’s Discuss Your Dentures Today! 

Are you on the brink of extensive tooth loss, or are you already living with an ill-fitting non-implant retained bridge or denture? If so, it may not be too late to benefit from the stability of dental implants. Request an appointment to discuss an implant-retained denture today!