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Implant Dentures

Implant dentures are secured onto a small number of dental implants that have been surgically placed into the jaw. By replacing lost teeth from the roots up through the crowns, the end result is a smile that looks and feels almost as natural as your original one. Regular dentures sit on top of the gums and are often held in place with an adhesive.

Implant dentures are versatile enough to come in two types:

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

Many patients prefer the easy maintenance of fixed implant dentures. Because this prosthetic can only be removed by our dentist, it feels much more like real teeth. You can brush and floss these teeth while they’re still in your mouth, and there’s no need to worry about taking them out before bed.

Removable Implant Dentures

If you’re already used to taking your dentures out for cleaning, we can make your implant denture removable. That way, you can enjoy the benefits of implant dentures without having to change your routine.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

Dental implants often require patients to have enough bone density to support the implant, so, naturally, this is one of the qualifications. It’s also important that you have good oral health. Issues like gum disease and tooth decay must be addressed before receiving implants. Gum disease can weaken your jawbone and ultimately result in implant failure.

If Dr. Ladani discovers you don’t have enough bone support, there are a few options: a bone graft or All-On-4 dentures can restore your smile in one appointment. A bone graft will add bone minerals to the necessary area in your jaw, encouraging the bone to rebuild. All-On-4 dentures use four strategically placed implants to hold a full denture.

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Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Here are just a handful of the numerous benefits you will enjoy with implant dentures:

checkmarkIncreased stability – Dental implants essentially become part of your jawbone, offering greater strength and durability.

checkmarkImproved confidence and appearance – Missing teeth can cause your jawbone to deteriorate, leading to facial collapse that ages you. However, with dental implants, your face will maintain its youthful appearance because the posts keep it strong. You’ll have the confidence you need to eat, speak, and chew without worry.

checkmarkImproved oral health – By keeping your jawbone stimulated, you’ll avoid the higher risk of oral health problems, such as further tooth loss and gum infections, that come with jawbone loss.