Implant-retained Dentures

Implant-retained Dentures - Upper / Lower

Implant-retained dentures provide denture wearers with a new quality of life and dental health. Dental implants have become the restoration of choice for replacing missing teeth. implant-retained dentures provide superior performance and usability.

Implant-retained dentures are far superior to conventional removable dentures. A person's chewing ability with complete conventional dentures is only about 15% of their chewing efficiency compared to natural-teeth. Implant-retained dentures function much like natural teeth and restore almost all chewing function.

Implant retained dentures & X-ray

Fixed or Removable Implant-retained Dentures

Patients have more choices with fixed and removable implant-retained dentures.

Implant retained denture - removable & fixed dentures

Fixed implant-retained dentures require more implants than a removable implant-retained denture. This is because a permanently attached denture requires greater stabilization. implant-retained dentures feel much more natural than removable dentures and the patient's chewing efficiency is completely restored.

Removable implant-retained dentures require fewer implants; Four dental implants securely hold an upper denture allowing the size of the plate to be reduced or eliminated from the denture altogether. Plate reduction or elimination feels more natural and allows for the better tasting of food. Just two implants under a lower denture can improve stability and restore chewing efficiency up to 90% of normal. Four implants provide up to 100% normal chewing efficiency. Removable dentures also allow for easier maintenance and cleaning.

Dental Implant Placement Procedure Time Frame

Because there are a few methods of placing dental implants based on the patient's age, supporting jawbone structure, dental health and unique situation, the placement procedure and the healing time will vary from person to person. Depending on the patient’s condition, an immediate functioning temporary denture can be placed after surgery. A popular implant-retained dentures option for patients in good dental health is the All-on-4® dental implants procedure.

Implant-retained Dentures vs Conventional Dentures

There are differences to consider between implant-retained dentures and conventional dentures including comfort level, confidence level, cost, and durability:

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