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Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant-Retained Denture – Lake Wales, FL

Secure Your Denture with Dental Implants

Older man missing teeth with an implant-retained denture

We’re able to preserve natural teeth for longer than ever using the latest innovations in dentistry; however, tooth loss is still a reality for many Americans. In fact, at least 35 million adults in the U.S. have lost all their teeth in one or both arches. Traditionally, a denture is used to treat tooth loss. While their fit and function have improved over the years, they will always have their limitations. As an alternative, many people are choosing implant-retained dentures to replace their missing teeth. You’ll enjoy a nearly perfect replica of your natural smile using the security of dental implants.

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

Model of an implant-retained denture.

A traditional denture rests on top the gum tissue using suction or an adhesive to replace the portions of the teeth visible above the gumline. An implant-retained denture differs because an average of 4 to 10 dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as new roots. This stabilizes your denture and allows you to enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth.

What is Teeth Xpress?

Woman with an implant-retained denture.

In addition to a traditional implant-retained denture, our office also offers Teeth Xpress. We can rebuild your smile in just one day instead of over a period of several months. You’ll enjoy the same benefits as the traditional method; however, the process is streamlined, so you don’t need to go without any teeth while you heal.

Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?

If you’ve experienced significant tooth loss in one or both arches, you might be a candidate for an implant-retained denture. Generally, if you have good oral and general health, you’re a candidate for dental implants; however, we’ll also need to review a CT scan on your mouth to ensure your jawbone can support the posts. In some cases, you might need additional procedures before your placement surgery, like bone grafting or a sinus lift.

The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

Image of an implant-retained denture.

The process of rebuilding your smile with an implant-retained denture can take several months, but it’s time well-spent because you’ll enjoy a permanent solution. After healing from any previous treatments, you’re scheduled for your implant placement surgery. Dental implants are strategically placed in your jawbone to act as new roots. Your bone will fuse to the posts over the next few months through a process called osseointegration. After your bone has healed, abutments are placed on each post to connect your denture. Your new smile can last for decades with the right care.

Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures

Replacing both the roots and the crowns of your missing teeth provides several advantages, including:

  • Over a 95% success rate.
  • Looks and feels natural.
  • Regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
  • Eliminates slipping and irritation.
  • Preserves your jawbone.
  • Supports your facial tissues.
  • Easy maintenance and care.
  • Long-term, cost-effective solution.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you’re ready to eliminate slipping and irritation, it’s time to see if an implant-retained denture is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a new smile.