Discover Implant Retained Dentures
Should you find yourself dissatisfied with the fit of your denture regardless of how many relines and how much adhesive you use on your dentures; implants may be your answer.Loose dentures can be remedied with the addition of implant anchors placed by a dental surgeon. Our denturist will fit dentures over implants to provide stability, increased chewing force, reduced tissue irritations, and decreased bone loss. Depending on your particular situation your existing set of dentures may be able to be retrofitted to include your implants or new implant retained-over dentures may be fabricated for you.
Implant retained dentures are no longer financially out of reach for the average consumer. Our Denturist will help you in understanding the facts and procedures involved in implants. There are 2 different options when it comes to implant retained over dentures which you may have heard of: Mini implants and Regular implants below is an outline of pros and cons of each implant for your review. Our denturist can review this with you at your consultation and in conjuction with your oral surgeon who places the implant can help you choose the right type of implant for your case.
Regular Implant Pros:
- longer and wider diameters allowing for better fusion
- more retentive and better stability can be attained with the denture
- likelihood of falling out is less as the implant is larger
- bone scan is required in order to ensure you are a candidate
- more invasive as a larger hole is required
- they are more costly than a mini implant
- healing time following the placement is longer
Mini Implants Pros:
- These are less invasive meaning a smaller hole is required to be drilled for the implant
- Cost is less so you can have for example 6-8 implants placed for the cost of 4 regular implants.
- they fuse to the bone a lot quicker then regular implants
- the denture does not have to be as thick for retrofitting.
- do not need a bone scan
- more likely to fail because of smaller diameter and length
- not as rigid or retentive as regular implants when having the overdenture.