If you need to replace a full arch of your teeth, Dr. John Krupka may recommend an implant-retained denture or a screw-retained hybrid denture. These treatments help to restore your teeth and your smile, and aid in improving your oral health. Unlike traditional dentures, these restorations are fixed, or permanent, offering greater stability as well as a less expensive procedure. Our implant and screw retained dentures may be as simple as implants with locator abutments or as complex and complete as a full arch of teeth secured to your dental arch with screws. We invite you to call us today to learn more about implant- and screw-retained dentures in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, and schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.
If you are looking for a stable, lasting solution for replacing multiple missing teeth, our dentist may recommend implant-supported dentures. Implant-retained dentures are very similar in form to traditional dentures; however, they are stabilized by dental implants. Very often denture wearers complain that dentures become loose and “float” around the mouth, limiting their ability to eat and speak comfortably. Implant dentures are a cost-effective solution, and in many cases, we can actually retrofit an existing denture with implants.
The first step in anchoring your denture with dental implants is the placement of the implants. The dental implants, which are similar in appearance to screws, are surgically inserted into the jawbone in order to securely anchor your denture. While the specific number of implants required will depend on your individual needs, most cases require 4-6 dental implants per denture. Once the implants have been placed and allowed sufficient healing time, your denture is attached on top. This provides your denture with exceptional stability. In fact, many patients report that their implant-retained dentures feel and function more like their natural teeth.
For more information about implant-supported dentures and dental implants, and to schedule your next visit with our dentist, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.