Implant Supported Dentures
Dr. Gregg Hendrickson has been providing implant supported dentures to patients for the last 15 years. You can read about his education and training here. Implant supported dentures are an excellent way to solve the typical denture (or false teeth as previously called) problems such as ill fitting dentures, eating issues and speaking issues.
This section of our website has been developed for you. We hope you can find the information you are looking for about implant supported dentures whether you are looking for yourself or a loved one. If you find we haven’t answered all you questions we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation to get them answered.
What are implant supported dentures?
Implant supported dentures are dentures that are attached and supported by dental implants. A traditional dentures rests on your gums rather than the dental implants.
When are implant supported dentures a good choice?
Implant supported dentures are a great choice for any individual who has no teeth or are missing a majority of their teeth. Additionally, if the outlook for keeping what teeth you have in your mouth is poor, you may also want to consider implant supported dentures.
Will I have teeth in my mouth during this process?
This is the number one question we get concerning implant supported dentures. YES! You will always have teeth in your mouth during this process. You will never be without teeth.
What if I don’t have enough bone?
We routinely do bone grafting procedures in our office. Many patients have been able to have implant supported dentures because of the bone grafting we do. For more information on bone grafting, click here.
How many types of implant supported dentures are there?
Basically, there are two different types of implant supported dentures. One is a snap in denture and the other is a screwed in denture. The snap in can be removed by you and the screwed in can only be removed by your dentist or hygienist.
Can you tell me how to get started with implant supported dentures?
Sure. The very first step in implant supported dental implants is meeting with Dr. Hendrickson. Dr. Hendrickson meets with potential patients to understand what each patient is wishing for. It is very important that there is a mutual understanding of what a patient wants, what is possible, how much that will cost and how long that will take.
The second step in the implant supported denture process is a thorough exam and review of your dental and medical health history. After that, impressions will be taken to make a model of your upper and lower jaw. Next, CT Scans will be taken for bone evaluation and implant placement. All of this information will be brought together to determine the best course of action to achieve your goal. Sometimes there may be multiple options at different costs. Some options may be better than others. These are all the decisions you and Dr. Hendrickson can carefully make together for the outcome you desire.
Once these decisions are made, you move into the next phase of your implant supported dentures, the dental procedures.
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