Implant Dentures — Phoenix, AZ

Seamlessly Rebuild Your Smile

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Countless millions of people have suffered some degree of tooth loss. Among them, many are missing all of their teeth. Often, such individuals turn to traditional dentures to regain a measure of chewing ability. But traditional dentures have some significant drawbacks — is there a better alternative? Yes! Visit Complete Dental Care in Phoenix to learn about implant dentures. This treatment has the potential to seamlessly rebuild your smile and provide you with long-lasting confidence.

What Are Implant Dentures?

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A dental implant is a small cylinder, or post, that is constructed out of medical-grade titanium. When implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, they are able to serve as sturdy prosthetic tooth roots for crowns, bridges, and dentures.

There are a couple of different types of implant dentures. During your consultation, we will carefully evaluate your case before we recommend that you receive either a fixed implant denture or a removable one.

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

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As their name implies, fixed implant dentures are permanently attached to the implants that support them. They can only be removed by a dental professional. Many patients choose this option because they want the convenience of always having their teeth in their mouth.

Removable Implant Dentures

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Removable implant dentures are easy for patients to take out of their mouth without assistance. They are attached to their implants via ball- or bar-shaped attachments. A big advantage of removable implant dentures is that they require fewer implants than fixed dentures, so they work well for many patients who have lost some bone density in their jaw.

The Implant Denture Procedure

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The implant denture procedure starts with a consultation, during which we will evaluate your candidacy for treatment and start planning the road in front of you. If you do not require any preparatory procedures, you will then undergo the implant placement surgery, which we are able to perform right here in our office.

It will take a few months for your implants to form a strong bond with your jawbone. Once they are firmly attached to the surrounding tissues, you might undergo a second minor surgery so we can place small attachments on your implants. To finish your treatment, you will receive a beautiful, lifelike denture.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

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Generally speaking, candidates for implant dentures:

  • Are in fair overall health.
  • Do not have active gum disease or other oral health conditions that could compromise the integrity of their implants.
  • Have adequate jawbone density to support dental implants.
  • Are determined to stick to good habits that will support their dental implant health. For example, oral hygiene is of paramount importance.

Most patients with extensive tooth loss do qualify for implant dentures, either right away or after some preliminary procedures, such as a bone graft or gum disease therapy.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

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Some outstanding benefits of implant dentures include:

  • Strength and stability. Implant dentures can equip you to eat virtually any food, including tough and chewy items that traditional dentures cannot handle.
  • Lifelike appearance. We carefully design implant dentures so they look and feel as natural as possible.
  • Jawbone preservation. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, helping to keep it whole and healthy.
  • Caring for implant dentures is similar in many ways to caring for natural teeth.
  • Dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime. The dentures on top of them also have a long life expectancy.