- What Are Implant Dentures?
- Implant Dentures Benefits
- Implant Dentures Candidates
- Types of Implant Dentures
- The Implant Dentures Procedure
- Implant Dentures Cost
What Are Implant Supported Dentures?
Implant supported dentures, also known as implant dentures, are a restorative option for individuals who need to replace most or all of their teeth on one or both arches. Patients at Coleman & Coleman Advanced Dentistry seeking a permanent alternative to uncomfortable dentures and messy adhesives can also benefit from this treatment. Implant dentures are designed to function with the strength of normal teeth—and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Our highly-skilled dentists use dental implants to support the stability of a removable denture, allowing you to eat and speak with greater ease. When you choose Dr. Coleman and Dr. John for your treatment, you can benefit from their more than 25 years of experience with All-on-4® (“Teeth in a Day”) and other customized approaches to implant supported dentures.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Implant Dentures?
Implant supported dentures substantially reduce movement along the gums without the need for pastes and adhesives, allowing you to chew and enjoy foods that most people with traditional dentures tend to avoid. The support of the dental implants also helps protect your gums while simultaneously reducing bone loss. Most importantly, implant supported dentures look and feel more like natural teeth. Unfortunately, due to the specifics of this procedure, not everyone can be considered an ideal candidate. In the event that implant dentures cannot be utilized for your particular case, Dr. Coleman or Dr. John can recommend an alternative option to address your concerns.
Who Is a Candidate for Implant Supported Dentures?
The ideal candidates for implant supported dentures are men and women with multiple missing or damaged teeth seeking an alternative to traditional dentures or dental bridges. They must also have adequate jawbone density to securely support a dental implant. Our cosmetic dentists will perform an examination during the consultation process to determine if implant supported dentures are the best option for your individual needs. Our patients often find that implant supported dentures provide a life-changing alternative to the inconveniences of traditional dentures. They often experience a boost in self-confidence after the procedure, and ultimately become even more proud of their smile.
What Are the Different Types of Implant Supported Dentures?
Partial Implant Dentures
To replace a section of missing or damaged teeth, as opposed to an entire arch of teeth, partial implant dentures can act as a secure and durable alternative to a traditional dental bridge. These restorations can often be supported by as few as only one or two dental implants, and are designed to seamlessly blend with the surrounding natural teeth.
Full Implant Dentures
Full implant dentures can restore missing teeth along an entire arch (or both arches, if needed). Supported by several dental implants, this dental appliance offers more stability and security than traditional dentures, which rely on adhesives. The amount of implants used for your implant denture depends on your individual needs. During your initial consultation, Dr. Coleman or Dr. John can assess your case and advise you on how many implants will be needed for a successful outcome.
All-on-4® Teeth in a Day
Another innovative option, All-on-4 is a type of implant denture that uses a minimum of four dental implants to secure a dental appliance for either the upper or lower arch. With precise planning and a sufficient amount of jawbone density, All-on-4 or more can provide beautiful, comfortable results with a very fast turnaround. Often referred to as “Teeth in a Day,” this method allows our experienced dentists to place the implants and provide the denture on the same day. Once the implants integrate with the jawbone you should be able to enjoy all the foods you may have had to give up with traditional dentures. As with implant supported dentures and a full set of dental implants, All-on-4 or more can provide greater smile confidence and a tremendous improvement in comfort over traditional dentures. During your initial consultation, we can help you determine if All-on-4 or more is right for your needs and lifestyle.
How Is the Implant Dentures Procedure Performed?
During your initial consultation, one of our highly skilled dentists will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth to determine whether or not implant supported dentures can appropriately address your needs and concerns. If you are considered a candidate, Dr. Coleman or Dr. John can then map out a treatment plan to establish ideal placement locations for the dental implants that will support your customized restoration. If no preliminary dental work is needed, the implant posts can then be placed, based on your unique treatment plan. The posts will gradually fuse with your jawbone, ultimately becoming a permanent structure. During this time, a temporary denture can be worn. Once the posts have been fully integrated, your custom dental appliance can be attached.
How Much Do Implant Supported Dentures Cost?
The overall cost of implant supported dentures often varies widely from patient to patient, based on their individual treatment needs, but patients at Coleman & Coleman Advanced Dentistry can expect to pay as little as $975 for certain mini-implant solutions, on up to $30,000 per arch for our highest-end treatment plans. The number of implants being used, the complexity of your specific case, and whether or not preliminary work is needed prior to implant placement are just some of the factors that can potentially affect the final cost. For a more accurate price estimate, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Coleman or Dr. John. Following a thorough examination, they can provide you with a personalized quote. If you are interested in setting up a payment plan to help make the cost of your implant denture procedure more manageable, we offer dental financing options, including an interest-free plan for qualified patients.
If you would like to learn more about how implant supported dentures can replace missing teeth, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.