Implant-retained Dentures

Implant-retained Dentures - Upper / Lower

Implant dentures or 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. Chewing ability with complete conventional dentures about 15% compared to natural teeth. Implant-retained dentures function like natural teeth and provide up to 100% 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 because the denture is permanently affixed onto the implants and requires greater stabilization. Implant-retained dentures feel much more natural than removable dentures and 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 also known as Implants in a Day.

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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