A More Stabilized Denture
An implant-retained denture is a type of overdenture that’s stabilized using dental implants. Typically, dentures rest on top of your gums using adhesives or suction, but an implant-retained denture is fastened to your jawbone.
An overdenture secured by dental implants is a great restorative treatment for patients who are missing all of their teeth, yet still have sufficient bone in their jaw. It can also be a great solution for those who have tried a traditional denture, but can’t get accustomed to it as it constantly slides around.
Dr. Hobbs can help improve your ability to eat and speak, as well as completely enhance your appearance and boost your overall confidence with this natural-looking solution.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures
Implant-retained dentures provide you with ultimate comfort. They’re custom-made to fit in your mouth precisely and they’re secured with numerous dental implants, so you won’t have to worry about them shifting around.
When you undergo implant treatment for your overdenture, you’ll experience many advantages with your new smile, including:
- Ability to eat all your favorite foods again
- Speak without hesitation
- Enjoy a comfortable, customized fit just for you
- A permanent denture that doesn’t move
- More confidence with a stunning, natural-looking smile
Are implant-retained dentures easy to maintain?
Unlike any other tooth restorations, implant-retained dentures require no additional care to keep clean. Patients only need to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine, consisting of brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Additionally, your implant-retained dentures can be examined while seeing your dentist for regular checkups. Patients should be sure to inspect their implant site regularly and report any abnormalities immediately.
The Process with Dr. Hobbs
If you’re considering implant-retained dentures to completely restore your smile, the first step of the process is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hobbs. At your first appointment, he’ll listen to your smile goals and evaluate the condition of your mouth.
After he examines your oral health using our advanced technology and confirms you have enough bone density to support dental implants, he can begin planning your treatment.
At your next visit, Dr. Hobbs will surgically place a few dental implants, typically in the front of your jaw, and provide you with a temporary denture while your mouth recovers over the next couple of months.
During your healing process, the implants will integrate with your jawbone, creating a durable, firm base for your overdenture. After the dental implants have successfully bonded with your jaw, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Hobbs can attach your beautiful denture.
How much do implant-retained dentures cost?
When it comes to the cost of your implant-retained dentures treatment, it will vary from patient to patient depending on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the number of implants you’ll need, whether or not you may need a supplemental procedure, and your health insurance provider. To help make implant-retained dentures an option for all patients, Dr. Hobbs offers flexible financing options.
Are Your Ready to Schedule Your Consultation?
If implant-retained dentures sound like an optimal option for you and your smile, give our Longview office a call today to get started with the process. Dr. Hobbs can help answer any of your questions at your consultation and ensure that this treatment is right for you.
Before you know it, you’ll be able to smile with confidence and life your life with a full set of teeth that offers more comfort and better functionality than your traditional denture.