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Implant-Retained Dentures—Greeley, CO

Eat, Speak, & Smile Like You Used To

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Are you missing most of your teeth, and you’re tired of not being able to eat what you want or say what you think with complete clarity? Do you already have a denture, but it doesn’t really fit, and you find yourself constantly having to readjust it? If so, then the team at Greeley Complete Dentistry can quickly make all of these problems a thing of the past with implant-retained dentures. Combining a custom-made prosthetic with state-of-the-art dental implants, Dr. Cure and Dr. Smith can help you not only enjoy a strong bite again, but the confidence of a beautiful smile as well.

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

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Traditionally, full and partial dentures simply sit on top of the gums and rely on the surrounding teeth and bone to remain in place. An implant-retained denture, however, is secured directly to the jawbone using just four to six titanium tooth roots. The team at Greeley Complete Dentistry can upgrade a patient’s current denture to work with implants, or we can provide a completely new prosthetic if needed. Whatever the case may be, a patient’s teeth will be held in place using tooth roots bonded directly to the jawbone just like natural teeth.

Am I A Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?

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People who are missing most or all of their teeth along a single row can greatly benefit from an implant-retained denture. Typically, a patient only needs good oral health and a strong enough jawbone to support the implant roots to be a qualified candidate for the treatment. Any preexisting dental problems like periodontal (gum) disease must be taken care of first before a patient can receive implants. And, if the jawbone is too thin or brittle to support implants as is, a patient may need to undergo a bone grafting procedure or opt for a more traditional solution.

The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

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Everything will start with a consultation with either Dr. Cure or Dr. Smith. They’ll examine your mouth, take X-rays of your jaw and bite, and use this information to determine your treatment options. If an implant-retained denture is one of them, then the first step to getting it is to actually surgically position the implant posts within your jawbone.

Many dental offices have to refer their patients to a specialist to have this done, but at Greeley Complete Dentistry, our team has the training and expertise to perform the entire implant procedure in-house. Dr. Smith has taken countless hours of advanced training specifically dedicated to placing and restoring implants, meaning you’ll be able to get everything you need right here at home.

Once your implants have been placed into your jaw, you’ll be fitted with a temporary denture. Your jawbone and mouth will be given time to heal over the course of a few months, and eventually, you’ll return to our office to have your final, permanent denture put into place.

Benefits Of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

To learn more about implant-retained dentures and what one could do for the long term health and strength of your smile, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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