Implant Retained Dentures

When you lose a tooth, it is best to replace it in order to maintain good oral health. Missing teeth can affect your bite as well as your ability to speak and chew.

Implant Retained Dentures

When you lose a tooth, it is best to replace it in order to maintain good oral health. Missing teeth can affect your bite as well as your ability to speak and chew.

Implant Retained Dentures

When you lose a tooth, it is best to replace it in order to maintain good oral health. Missing teeth can affect your bite as well as your ability to speak and chew.

Replace missing teeth with implant retained dentures

When you lose a tooth, it is best to replace it in order to maintain good oral health. Missing teeth can affect your bite as well as your ability to speak and chew. Tooth loss can also negatively impact your remaining teeth causing muscle pain in your jaws and headaches. Ultimately, losing a tooth can affect the appearance of your smile. The following information explains the process of replacing missing teeth with an implant retained denture.

While many patients have no issues with wearing an upper denture, some people find it more difficult to wear and eat with lower dentures. There are several implant-supported replacement options available if you are missing all of your lower teeth.

Bar Retained Denture

Depending on your jaw size or shape, another option involves placing four to six implants into your lower jaw. After your jaw has healed from the implant surgery, the implants are connected with a custom-made support bar. The denture is made with special internal retention clips that attach onto the support bar, and enable the denture to snap firmly into place. This appliance is called an “overdenture.” The advantage of this option over a ball attachment is that it is more stable and allows for very little denture movement. Your denture will still be removable for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Ball Retained Denture

One option for missing lower teeth is to have two implants placed in your lower jaw with a denture that is made to snap onto the implants. This option gives your lower denture more stability while chewing than you would have without implants. There will still be movement of your lower denture, however, and sore spots will occur if any food particles, especially seeds, get caught under it. With removable replacement teeth, you will need periodic appointments for a denture adjustment.

Screw Retained Denture

The third option involves placing five or more implants in your jaw and attaching a permanent denture. Your denture is held in place by screws or clasps that are secured to the support posts or bar. With this option, the denture does not touch the gum tissue so you can clean under the denture without removing it. This type of denture replaces all your missing lower teeth and is not removed except at maintenance visits. Although cleaning under your denture without removing may be more time consuming, those patients who prefer a permanent denture choose this option.

What If I’m Missing All Of My Upper Teeth?

There are a range of treatment options also available for your upper jaw. The bone is not as hard as that in the lower jaw, however, and people often need more implants to support their new replacement teeth. Depending on the number of implants that are placed, it may be possible to eliminate the need for covering the roof of your mouth with a complete denture. This will allow you to fully taste your food as well as give you a better sense of its temperature. What’s more, your denture will feel more natural. The denture will still be removable, and will make cleaning the support bar and denture much easier.

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

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My visit was great! Great Precautions taken during CoVid. The office has gotten a fresh new look which looks amazing!
John Burtard
00:03 23 Nov 20
I had to find a new dentist in 2020. I chose Kewaskum Family Dentistry and Dr. Sara because of word of mouth advertising through my neighbor. Dr. Sara came highly recommended not only for her dentistry skills but also for her treatment with TMD. I had my teeth cleaned and was very impressed with my cleaning. I feel it was thorough as my hygienist counted pockets, which is important to me in knowing the health of my gum tissue. My hygienist educated me on flossing and the angel in which to use my electric toothbrush. Next I had my consultation with Dr. Sara about my TMD. I have struggled with jaw pain, clenching, grinding and damaging my teeth from that resulting in crowns and root canals. The consultation was the most thorough I've experienced in 20 years. I was shown my x-rays and the shifting of my jawbone and in the palpitation I exhibited the pain from constant clenching and grinding. I'm in EXCELLENT care with a powerful treatment plan I'm looking forward to. Everyone at this clinic from the time you walk in the door until you exit has such great energy, professionalism, respect and experience. I would highly recommend this clinic to any age group. Thank you everyone!!!
JUDEE OBRIEN
17:06 20 Nov 20
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Anthony Lage
12:47 19 Nov 20
beautiful, freshly remodeled office with a wonderful staff that makes you feel like family! Dr Sara and staff utilize their state of the art equipment and techniques to provide the best care possible. Needless to say, I highly recommend them.
Jaime Klasinski
18:35 18 Nov 20
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Nancy Durn
18:15 18 Nov 20
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Betsy Klasinski
14:13 13 Nov 20
Dr. Sarah and Molly were so accommodating for me and my emergent situation
Crystal Shaw
02:27 09 Nov 20
Absolutely LOVE Kewaskum Family Dentistry. Dr. Sara, Dr. Nick and the staff are absolutely amazing! They talk you through everything they are going to be doing and happily answer all questions thoroughly. I've always experienced anxiety when it came to the dentist until I came here. The environment is welcoming, and there are always smiling faces to greet you. Hands down the BEST place to go for all your dental needs.
Danyl Abraham
22:58 06 Nov 20
Great job. we would recommend Kewaskum family dentist
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15:36 06 Nov 20
You are all great! Your all friendly and greet the patient when they walk in to your building. Feel comfy knowing my teeth will be taken care of each and every time I come in.
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15:19 06 Nov 20