It is difficult to enjoy life to the fullest when you are missing teeth. A full set of strong, stable teeth is essential to eating, speaking, and smiling. Missing teeth can negatively impact your appearance as well as your self-confidence. Dentures are designed to replace a full arch of missing teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures will not slip out of place, or cover the roof of the patient’s mouth. Implant-supported dentures allow men and women to fully enjoy the taste and texture of food, and enunciate when speaking without the risk of the dentures slipping out of place. At your initial consultation, Plano, TX aesthetic restorative dentist, Dr. Ron Bosher, will discuss the options available, and help determine an appropriate treatment plan to attain the best results.
What to Expect
Implant retained dentures are a procedure that takes place in several phases. The process begins when Dr. Bosher takes impressions and a 3-D scan of the mouth. During a consultation with the oral surgeon, a treatment plan is mapped out to attain the best position for the implants. During the surgical appointment, the implants are placed, as well as the new denture. Once the implants have solidified, usually 4-5 months later, Dr. Bosher refits the denture and attaches them to the implants to ensure they fit properly and are secure. The entire implant retained denture process could take 6-8 months or longer to complete.
The average cost for implant retained dentures is between $3,900-$8,000 per arch, plus implants. Dental insurance may cover a portion of this cost. We will discuss payment options and cover all insurance benefits with you during the treatment consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,900 - $8,000
- How Long It Takes
- 1-2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Implant-Retained Dentures FAQs
Implants or Regular Dentures?
While regular dental dentures are still used today, dental implants provide not only an outcome that is more aesthetically appealing, but better in terms of functionality. Implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. They provide a sturdy anchor for prosthetic restorations such as crowns, dentures and bridges. Dental implants also provide the benefit of preventing bone atrophy that can occur in the jaw following tooth loss.
Yes, the FDA approved implant-retained dentures in 2002. They were tested for safety through a variety of field tests before being approved. Dentists have been using implant-retained dentures for years without any health issues.
Will They Last?
As patients grow older, the shape of the mouth and gums changed. Dentures typically last between 5 and 10 years before being replaced. If patients with dentures adhere to routine dental examinations, the dentist will be able to identify any denture problems before they become a serious issue.
Will I Look Different?
With a highly skilled dentist, patients can achieve a natural looking smile. Implant-retained dentures will not be noticeably artificial. Most patients are beyond satisfied with the beautiful results.