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Dental Arts of Frederick

Implant Retained Dentures
Frederick, MD

Elderly woman enjoying her new smileFor many years, dentures have been the treatment used for replacing a full arch of missing teeth. Dentures have been in use for hundreds of years. While they have undergone several significant improvements, particularly in more recent years, they still have several disadvantages. One of the biggest drawbacks to traditional dentures is that they can slip out of place in your mouth, or even fall out completely. When this happens, it can lead to painful denture sores, as well as embarrassment. At Dental Arts of Frederick, we can improve the stability of your dentures with implant retained dentures.

Implant Retained Dentures

Implant retained dentures are a type of denture that is secured in place with dental implant posts. These posts, made from titanium, are surgically placed into your jawbone. Your bone then fuses to them, turning them into stable supports. With implant supported dentures, your gums still absorb a majority of the impact from your biting and chewing pressures, but your denture will not slip around or fall out.

In many cases, the implant posts can be placed where your jawbone is thicker and stronger. This helps to avoid the need for a bone graft. The goal of implant retained dentures is to provide stability for your dentures, preventing them from sliding around in your mouth or even falling out completely.

Are Implant Retained Dentures Different Than Implant Supported Dentures?

Implant retained dentures and implant supported dentures are two terms often used interchangeably. They are, however, actually two different treatments. Implant supported dentures typically require 6 to 8 posts, although some treatments use less. Implant retained dentures tend to use fewer posts. With fewer posts, implant retained dentures cost less. The posts are also placed where your bone is stronger, which avoids the need for a bone graft. Where the implant posts, and your jawbone, absorb the impact of your biting and chewing forces, your gums absorb most of the force with implant retained dentures.

Another major difference between implant supported and implant retained dentures is that your dental restorations are secured into place with small screws with implant supported dentures. With implant retained dentures, your teeth still need to be removed every night to be thoroughly cleaned. With this treatment, your replacement teeth snap into place on the implant posts or on a titanium bar that is attached to all of your implant posts.

The Benefits of Implant Retained Dentures

There are many benefits associated with implant retained dentures:
•  Your denture is held securely in place on the implant posts. Because your false teeth are secured, you do not have to worry about them slipping out of place or falling out of your mouth. You can eat, speak, and smile confidently.
•  Your digestion and nutrition are improved.
•  Implant retained dentures tend to be more comfortable than traditional dentures.
•  Implant retained dentures are more affordable than implant supported dentures.
•  With fewer posts, you require less surgery. Also, the posts are placed where your bone is stronger, preventing the need for bone grafting first.

Implant retained dentures help to improve the stability of your dentures, holding them more securely in place to prevent slipping around and falling out of place. For more information, and to find out if implant retained dentures are right for you, call Dental Arts of Frederick at 301-732-7277 today.


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Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Providing prosthodontic and dental care in Frederick, Maryland, and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and Washington DC.

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For many years, dentures have been the treatment used for replacing a full arch of missing teeth. Dentures have been in use for hundreds of years.
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