Implant Supported Dentures

Alpine Dentistry

Brian Buccellato, DDS

General Dentistry located in Colorado Springs, CO

If you want a natural-looking tooth replacement option that’s also stable and comfortable, implant-supported dentures might be right for you. Alpine Dentistry in Colorado Springs, Colorado, offers custom teeth replacement options for all situations, including custom implant-supported dentures. Use the online booking tool or call Alpine Dentistry to schedule your appointment now.

Implant Supported Dentures Q & A

What are implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures combine dentures and dental implants to give you a full-arch replacement for either your top or bottom tooth arch. Implant-supported dentures generally include a full denture arch that's supported by 2-6 dental implants. The number of dental implants depends on the type of implant-supported dentures, and the amount of your healthy supporting bone may also play a role.

There are two general types of implant-supported dentures, removable snap-in and permanently anchored. The snap-in dentures click into place onto your dental implants, which stay in place all the time. You remove the snap-in piece at night to clean it thoroughly.

The anchored implant-supported dentures are permanently attached to your implants, and they function similarly to an entire arch full of dental implants.

Are implant-supported dentures right for me?

If you're looking for a stable, long-term solution for missing teeth and you have enough bone to support the necessary dental implants, implant-supported dentures might be right for you. Talk to the team at Alpine Dentistry to discuss whether this is the right choice for you.

Are implant-supported dentures better than dentures or implants alone?

For many patients, implant-supported dentures are superior to ordinary dentures. Implant-supported dentures are far more secure, and much less likely to come loose, than dentures alone.

Implant-supported dentures may also be better than implants alone, at least in terms of cost. While dental implants are unquestionably secure and sturdy, they can also be costly when compared with dentures. Implant-supported dentures are much cheaper than a full arch or full mouth of dental implants since you only need some of them along with the dentures.

Overall, implant-supported dentures are a great choice that combines reasonable cost and great functionality.

How do I take care of implant-supported dentures?

If you have snap-in implant-supported dentures, you need to remove the dentures each night for cleaning. You'll still need to brush your gums and dental implants and then floss around the implants to dislodge anything stuck there.

For permanent implant-supported dentures, you'll need to brush and floss, just as if your teeth were natural. It's important to have your checkups twice a year so your dentist can monitor your oral health, as well.  

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