Implant Dentures — Estero, FL
Regain a Complete, Comfortable, & Natural-Feeling Smile
Board of Prosthodontics
What Are Implant Dentures?
Implant dentures look and function a lot like their traditional counterparts. However, instead of resting on top of the gums, implant dentures are anchored directly into place with dental implants. We’ll use between four and six precisely placed implants to create a strong foundation for your full or partial denture that won’t slip or become loose. Depending on your unique needs and preferences, an implant denture can be fixed or permanent (meaning that it will only be removed when you visit a dentist for your regular checkups) or removeable (wherein you’ll be able to remove it yourself for occasional cleanings).
The Implant Denture Procedure
- Step 1: Consultation & Preliminary Treatments
- Step 2: In-Office Dental Implant Placement
- Step 3: Dental Implant Osseointegration
- Step 4: Your Custom-Made Denture Is Attached
The Process of Getting an Implant Denture
Your journey towards a new smile begins with a consultation. We’ll discuss your goals for your smile, review your medical history, and examine your mouth. To get an implant denture, you’ll need to be free of issues like gum disease and have adequate jawbone density. If necessary, we can help you become a good candidate for implant dentures with preliminary treatments like a bone graft or gum disease therapy.
Once we’ve determined that implant dentures are a good choice for you, we’ll plan out your treatment. Next comes the dental implant placement surgery, which we are proud to perform right here in-office to save you valuable time and money. After several months of osseointegration, where the implants fuse with your jawbone, you’ll return to our office to have your custom-made denture anchored into place. We’ll ensure you are pleased with your results, answer any questions you may have, and then you’ll be all set to go out and enjoy your new smile.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
- An Excellent Alternative to Traditional Dentures
- Practically Any Healthy Adult Can Qualify
- Candidates Must Be in Good Oral Health
- Candidates Must Have Adequate Jawbone Density
- Preliminary Treatments Can Help Get You On Track
Are Implant Dentures Right for You?
Practically any healthy adult in need of a full or partial denture can get implant dentures. When you visit us for your consultation, we’ll typically look for a few key factors to ensure that you’re a good candidate. First, you need to be well enough to undergo minor surgery to have your implants placed. Secondly, your mouth needs to be free of oral health issues like gum disease, as an unhealthy mouth could cause dental implant failure. Finally, we’ll need to check that your jawbone is strong enough to support dental implants and has adequate density.
If you do not initially meet these requirements, there’s still a chance you can become a candidate! We will discuss preliminary treatment options like gum disease therapy and bone grafting that can help get you on track for your new smile. While these preparatory procedures will add more time to your treatment, they’re essential for maximizing your chances of a successful new smile.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
- No Slipping, Shifting, or Popping Out of Place
- Easily Eat Steak, Apples, Nuts, and More
- Reliably Strong & Comfortable
- Practically Indistinguishable From Natural Teeth
- Potential to Last a Lifetime with Proper Care