Implant Supported Dentures

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.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Dental Implants.

Implant supported dentures are an excellent way to solve denture problems (or false teeth issues as previously called)  Denture problems can include ill-fitting dentures, eating issues and speaking issues along with many others and some that may be specific to you.

We wrote this section of our website 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 your 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 to and supported by dental implants.  A traditional denture rests on your gums rather than the dental implants.

Implants supporting dentures.

Implant supported dentures rest on implants.

When are implant supported dentures a good choice?

If you have no teeth or are missing a majority of your teeth,  implant supported dentures are an excellent choice.  Additionally, if the outlook for keeping what teeth you have in your mouth is weak, you may also want to consider implant supported dentures.

 

 

Will I have teeth in my mouth during this process?

This question is the number one question we get concerning implant supported dentures.  YES!  You will always have teeth in your mouth during this process.  As a matter of fact, most companies that advertise teeth in a day are only giving you a temporary denture until your final denture is finished.  Rest assured, you will never be without teeth once you begin the process of dentures supported by implants.

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. Additionally, bone grafting is a straightforward procedure to do. For more information on bone grafting, click here.

Bone grafting makes implants.

Bone grafting creates a thriving location for implants.

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.  You can remove the snap-in denture.  Only your dentist or hygienist can remove the screw in denture.  Typically, removing a screw in device is only necessary at dental cleanings.

Some dentists only put two dental implants in to support a denture.  Is this correct?

At Comprehensive Dental, we wouldn’t support putting only two dental implants to support a denture. We feel with four or more dental implants supporting your denture your long-term success is much more predictable. We feel that our patients deserve the dental treatment that will last long after four or five years.

Can you tell me how to get started with implant supported dentures?

Sure.  Initially, you will meet with Dr. Hendrickson for a consultation.   The consultation is the very first step in the implant-supported denture process.  Our initial consultation is complimentary.  Dr. Hendrickson enjoys meeting with potential patients to understand what each patient wishes.  It is essential 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.

Woman with pretty smile.

Your teeth will look natural again.

Next, a thorough exam and review of your dental and medical health history are taken.  After that,  impressions will be taken to make a  model of your upper and lower jaw.  Finally, 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 needed to achieve your goal.  Sometimes there may be multiple options available at different costs.  Some options may be better than other options.   With all of the information gathered and Dr. Hendrickson’s expert opinion, you can decide which option is best for you and move forward with your dental treatment.

 

 

If you still have questions, we recommend you call our office and speak to our dental implant care coordinator, Martie.  She can answer any other questions you may have as well as schedule your consultation if you desire.

 

Comprehensive Dental Care – 2790 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy – Henderson, NV 89052 – (702) 919 – 6206