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Implant-Retained Dentures – Bend, OR

The Perfect Full Mouth Replacement

older woman blonde hair smilingIn times past, the only way to replace a full set of missing teeth was to receive traditional dentures, which rely on the natural suction created inside the mouth and dental adhesive to maintain their position. Thankfully, this is a new era in dentistry. At Ponderosa Dental Care, we offer implant-retained dentures that fully reconstruct patients’ smiles and allow them to once again lead a normal life. Contact us today to schedule an initial visit with Dr. Prentice, so you can get off to a brand-new start!

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

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Instead of relying on suction and adhesive like traditional dentures, implant dentures, which consist of a resin base and porcelain teeth, are held in place by either snaps or a bar that connects to a series of strategically-placed dental implants in Bend. These titanium, cylinder-shaped posts mimic the function of the original tooth roots by attaching to the underlying jawbone and forming a sound foundation.

Unlike the alternative method, implant-retained dentures can only be removed by your dentist in Bend, which means you can care for them just as you would your normal teeth. To find out whether you qualify for this reliable and aesthetically-pleasing form of tooth replacement, contact our office to schedule an initial visit.

Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?

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Contrary to some popular myths, senior citizens aren’t the only people who qualify for implant-retained dentures. Instead, the procedure is an excellent solution for anyone missing a full set of teeth, no matter what demographic they fit in. However, before you undergo treatment, we’ll look for the following:

  • Any signs of gum disease
  • Any teeth that need to be extracted before the process begins
  • A healthy amount of jawbone to allow the implant to seat properly

Once we’ve determined that you have the best chances for a successful outcome, we’ll move forward with formulating a custom plan to replace your missing teeth and restore your confidence.

The Implant-Retained Denture Procedure

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After we’ve determined your eligibility for implant-retained dentures, we’ll capture bite impressions that we’ll use to craft a set of permanent fixtures. We’ll then forward the information to one of our dental partners, who’ll place four to six dental implants per arch. After you’ve healed sufficiently and the implants have fused with your existing bone through a process called osseointegration, titanium abutments will be added. They will attach to either snaps or a bar on the underside of your dentures, creating a secure and lasting fit.

Benefits of Combining Dentures and Dental Implants

Receiving implant-retained dentures in Bend is a “win-win” situation for you. Here are the benefits you stand to gain:

  • Prevents the dentures from falling out your mouth
  • Restores up to 75% of the original chewing capacity
  • Secure fit to prevent slippage and any resulting gum irritation
  • Easier maintenance by not having to remove them at night
  • By attaching beneath the gums, creates a more natural-looking smile
  • A longer-lasting form of tooth replacement than the traditional method

To learn more about implant-retained dentures, don’t hesitate to contact us at Ponderosa Dental Center to schedule a visit with Dr. Prentice, your go-to implant dentist!