Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Traditional dentures depend on suction and may require messy adhesives to stay in place. As people who have them will tell you, they can be uncomfortable and often slip out of place, making chewing and speaking difficult. Dental implants can eliminate these issues by stabilizing a full-arch denture or partial so they function and feel more like natural teeth.
As compared to traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures:

  • Are less bulky and tend to look more natural
  • Won’t slip out of place while speaking or chewing
  • Won’t lose their shape as quickly as traditional dentures
  • Maintain bone density and help prevent signs of premature aging

Many of our patients who have replaced their teeth with implant supported dentures say they get their confidence back and have a renewed zest for life. They no longer avoid smiling or going to social events because they don’t worry about their dentures falling out. They can once again eat foods that may have been off limits before dental implants, such as corn on the cob and apples, and even chewing gum.


Types of Implant-Supported Dentures


Overdentures

Overdentures are often used for people who have a few failing teeth left that need to be removed. We will remove the remaining teeth, place your dental implants, and attach a temporary denture during the same visit. This means you won’t have to suffer without teeth while your jaw heals after your implant procedure. We’ll secure your permanent dentures to your dental implants once healing is complete.

All-on-4® and Teeth-in-a-Day®

This full-mouth tooth replacement treatment concept--popularly known as All-on-4® or Teeth-in-a-Day®--utilizes four to six strategically placed implants per arch to support a specially made denture. The benefit of this process is that it allows you to have a temporary prosthetic placed the same day as your implant surgery so you can leave your appointment with a new, fully-functional set of teeth. After several months, once your implants have fully integrated into your jawbone, you’ll return to have the permanent denture attached.
A minimum of four implants are necessary to support a full-arch denture. When possible, Dr. Bedich prefers to place five or six implants to provide more stability. However, when you choose the All-on-4® or Teeth-in-a-Day® method, you’ll only pay for four implants. We look at it like an insurance policy to make sure you achieve the best outcome possible.

Snap-on Dentures

Snap-on dentures offer a cost-effective alternative for full-arch replacement that takes advantage of the stability of dental implants to create a functional, strong bite. These dentures are specially designed to snap onto several implants. They are secure and natural-looking, just like fixed implant dentures, but can be removed for cleaning. In most cases, four to six implants are used to support a snap-on denture.




Find Out if Implant Dentures are Right for You

Are you suffering from tooth loss or have dentures that prevent you from living life to the fullest? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bedich to find out how you can benefit from implant-supported dentures. Most patients wonder why they didn’t get implant dentures sooner!