- What are Implant Dentures?
- Implant Denture Benefits
- Implant Denture Options
- Implant Denture Procedure
- Implant Denture Cost
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-retained dentures provide an effective solution for replacing missing teeth and stabilizing otherwise unreliable dentures. Unlike traditional dentures, which rely on adhesives to stay in place, implant-supported dentures are held in position by titanium dental implant posts. The implants, which are fused within the jawbone, affix dentures into the mouth for improved functionality, fit, and reliability.
Our dentist, Jason Keckley, DMD, can perform all phases of the implant procedure at our office; however, specialists are commonly called upon for their expertise in certain aspects of the implant process. When the implants have been placed, patients can be fitted for natural-looking overdentures soon after.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Full and partial dentures supported by a series of dental implants can be a functional and aesthetically pleasing option for replacing missing teeth. Implant-retained dentures offer several benefits which include:
- Prevention of denture movement while eating, speaking, and smiling
- No need for adhesives
- Lower cost compared to traditional dental implants
- Often a suitable option for patients who are not good candidates for traditional dental implants
- Natural-looking and long-lasting option for replacing missing teeth
- Dentures can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance
If you are considering implant-retained dentures, contact Coronado Classic Dentistry today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Keckley. During your appointment, he can answer any questions you may have and determine if you are a good candidate for implant supported dentures.
What Are My Implant Denture Options?
Based on your jawbone density, dental needs, and budget there are several different ways Dr. Keckley can approach your implant-supported denture treatment plan. The method and treatment plan he develops is always customized to meet your unique needs and goals. When a patient desires replacement of all of his or her teeth (both the upper and lower arches) with implant dentures, this type of treatment plan may be referred to as full mouth rehabilitation.
During your consultation, Dr. Keckley will educate you about all of your options, so that you are able to make the most informed decisions about your care. You will be educated about any drawbacks and/or benefits each approach presents, empowering you to may the most appropriate choice for you.
What Happens During the Implant-Supported Dentures Procedure?
If tooth extractions or periodontal treatment is required to improve oral health, these procedures need to be completed before implantation can begin. Once healed, Dr. Keckley will determine the number and ideal placements for the implant posts that will stabilize your full or partial dentures. Dr. Keckley then surgically implants the posts and allows them to heal and fuse with the jawbone. Not long after the implants have been placed, the custom-designed full or partial dentures can be snapped into position to complete your smile. We use only the highest-quality materials, design techniques, and dental laboratories to create the dentures we provide for our patients, which allows us to deliver long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing results.
While there are some cases in which Dr. Keckley performs every stage of the procedure, some complex aspects of treatment may require the expertise of a trusted specialist.
How Much Do Implant Dentures Cost?
The total cost for implant dentures is calculated based on several variables, which can cause prices to vary widely from patient to patient. The overall price quote is determined by:
- Imaging costs
- Any procedures necessary to improve oral health prior to implant surgery (i.e. tooth extractions, bone grafts, periodontal treatments, etc.)
- The number of implants required to support the full arch(es)
- The number of arches needed (either one or two)
- The material(s) and technique used to fabricate the arch(es) of replacement teeth
- Fees for sedation
You will receive a complete estimate for the cost of your implant denture treatment plan at the end of your consultation. If desired, a knowledgeable member of our office staff can discuss the different payment options we accept and explain our low-APR in-office dental financing options. We will do our best to help you find the most convenient and affordable way to pay for the treatment you desire. Though implant dentures are not typically covered by dental insurance, we can check your benefits to see if any part of your treatment qualifies under your plan.
Contact Coronado Classic Dentistry
If you would like to learn more about implant-supported dentures, we encourage you to contact our practice today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Keckley.