Implant-supported dentures are a hybrid of dental implants and traditional dentures. This dental restoration can help patients who are missing multiple or a full arch of teeth. Patients who do not want the slippage or discomfort associated with traditional dentures may find implant-supported dentures to be an optimal solution for their needs. Another key benefit of choosing implant-supported dentures is that they can preserve jawbone density, an advantage that conventional dentures do not have.
Dr. Rob Schlossberg and Dr. Deb Klotz offer a few different options for implant-supported dentures. If you are interested in learning about our advanced implant-supported denture procedures, we encourage you to read more below.
- What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
- Implant-Supported Denture Benefits
- Implant-Supported Denture Types
- Implant-Supported Denture Cost
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a type of dental prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. Unlike removable dentures, which rely on suction, adhesives, or clasps for support, implant-supported dentures are anchored in place by dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone. These dental implants act as artificial tooth roots and provide a secure and stable foundation for the dentures.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
When crafted with high-quality materials and placed by an experienced provider, implant-supported dentures can offer several benefits, such as:
- Enhanced stability and security
- A comfortable, natural feel
- Improved ability to chew, speak, and perform other everyday activities*
- Preservation of jawbone density
- Convenience and easy maintenance
- Superb aesthetic quality
These advantages often make implant-supported dentures the preferred choice over traditional dentures. With this in mind, not everyone is a suitable candidate for this option, and eligibility depends on factors such as bone density and overall oral health. To determine whether implant-supported dentures are right for you, feel free to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dentists.
What Are the Different Types of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are highly versatile and come in many different varieties. At Bethesda Sedation and Implant Dentistry, you can choose from the following types of implant-supported dentures.
Full Arch Implant Denture/Teeth
A full arch implant denture is designed to replace a full set of teeth either on the upper or lower arch, or both. A full “lower” arch implant is usually affixed to five dental implants, while a full “upper” arch implant generally needs six implants. Many patients like the full arch implant denture option because the process usually takes less time than other dental implant methods while still achieving the same beautiful, durable results.
All-on-4® (5 or 6)
Bethesda Sedation and Implant Dentistry offers All-on-4®, All-on-5, and All-on-6 for patients who have most or all teeth missing in the upper arch, lower arch, or both. The amount of dental implants needed for each all-on option can be found in their names. All-on-4® means that four implants will be placed in the jawbone, All-on-5 utilizes five implants, and All-on-6 uses six implants. Generally speaking, the all-on dental solution that can deliver the best results depends on jawbone density and other needs that are unique to each patient. Dr. Rob or Dr. Deb will be able to help you select the optimal all-on option for your dental needs and goals.
How Much Do Implant-Supported Dentures Cost?
The cost of implant-supported dentures is contingent on factors such as:
- The number of teeth being replaced
- The type of denture being used
- The incorporation of other procedures (e.g. bone grafting, extractions, or periodontal treatments) to facilitate placement of implants
- The use of sedation dentistry techniques
At Bethesda Sedation and Implant Dentistry, we do not want financial concerns to keep you from getting the life-changing care you deserve. For this reason, we partner with rel=”nofollow”>CareCredit® and PatientFi®, two reputable third-party financiers with flexible payment options for eligible patients. If you are interested in seeing whether you qualify for these programs, our friendly staff would be happy to help you with the process.
For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rob or Dr. Deb, we invite you to contact Bethesda Sedation and Implant Dentistry today.