Are you a current or potential wearer of traditional dentures, but interested in a more convenient and comfortable alternative to tooth replacement and smile enhancement? Traditional dentures can sometimes cause gum irritation, require time-consuming maintenance, and move, slip, or even fall out of your mouth. If you are experiencing these issues—or if you wish to avoid these problems altogether—implant-supported dentures may be the perfect solution.
Also known as implant dentures or anchored dentures, implant-supported dentures are full arch tooth restorations designed to replace entire rows of missing or badly damaged teeth. Unlike removable dentures, implant dentures are anchored in place via dental implants, allowing for a more comfortable and stronger fit.
At Innovative Dental of Springfield, our skilled cosmetic dentist—Dr. Grant Olson—offers several full mouth restoration options using truly innovative techniques. With his advanced training and extensive experience, Dr. Olson can give you new teeth that look, feel, and function more like natural, permanent parts of your mouth.
If you are interested in learning more about implant-supported dentures, we invite you to continue reading the informative sections provided throughout this page, or simply contact Innovative Dental today to schedule a consultation.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Anchored dentures can be an effective treatment option for many patients who are looking for an alternative to traditional dentures. Among numerous benefits, implant-supported dentures can:
Eliminate the need for messy adhesives
Prevent dentures from slipping out of place
Increase comfort and denture stability
Be easily maintained—you do not have to remove the dentures to clean them
Restore teeth functionality and the ability to eat and chew normally
Minimize gum irritation
Achieve a more natural look and feel
What Are The Advantages of Implant-Supported Dentures Over Traditional Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are often considered a more convenient and natural-looking solution to tooth loss due to their many advantages over traditional dentures, including enhanced comfort, security, and aesthetics. Traditional dentures can still provide an effective solution to tooth loss for many patients, but since they are removable, they often require significant amounts of maintenance, such as cleaning, sanitizing, and applying new adhesives. By contrast, implant dentures are anchored securely in the mouth using dental implants, and they can be cared for in essentially the same way that you would care for your natural teeth—regular brushing and flossing along with routine professional cleanings.
One of the major potential consequences associated with missing teeth is bone resorption, a process in which the body begins reabsorbing jawbone tissue. This loss of jawbone density can cause bite misalignment, further tooth loss, and even changes in facial proportions. An implant-anchored prosthesis can help prevent these changes, as dental implants stimulate the underlying bone and tissue in the mouth, preventing further jaw deterioration and preserving your facial structures. Traditional dentures merely sit on top of the gumline, and many patients end up needing new denture prosthetics over time due to changes in their jaw and face shape caused by resorption. Implant dentures also mitigate much of the gum irritation associated with traditional dentures, as they are fixed in place and should not slip or move around within the mouth.
Ultimately, both traditional and implant dentures offer a viable solution to missing or severely damaged teeth. During a consultation, Dr. Olson will discuss candidacy, benefits, and possible denture alternatives with you in order to help determine what the ideal full arch replacement option is for your needs. Contact Innovative Dental today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
How Much Do Implant-Supported Dentures Cost?
Due to the customization involved in the implant denture process, the total cost of treatment varies from patient to patient. Some of the most common factors that can influence pricing for implant-supported dentures from one practice to another include:
How many dental implants are needed
The quality of materials and technology utilized
Whether tooth removal and/or other preliminary treatments are required
The complexity of the overall treatment plan
The training, skill, and experience of the dentist
Any insurance coverage available through one’s dental healthcare plan
At Innovative Dental, we never want the cost of treatment to stand in the way of your smile goals, which is why we partner with LendingClub® and CareCredit® to offer various financing options that can bring the price of implant dentures into virtually any budget. You can conveniently apply online for the payment plan of your choice, or if desired, a member of our team can help you get started on the application process at the time of your visit.
Learn More About Implant-Supported Dentures
If you have any additional questions about implant-supported dentures, or if you are interested in scheduling a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Olson, please contact us today.