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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What do our patients have to say?

I absolutely love Dr. Sara and her staff!! I cannot say enough good things about her work and their professionalism. We switched to Dr. Sara for regular dentistry during 2020 and could not be more pleased. We have used Kewaskum family dentistry for several years now for orthodontics with 3 family members. I highly recommend this team!
Jessica Howe
17:27 14 May 21
After going to a Dentist for 30 years in WestBend it was time for a change. I’m very happy I did. The treatment I’ve received has been the highest quality from the complete staff and I highly recommend this group
Don Vandrell
18:00 13 May 21
Dr. Sara and the staff are absolutely amazing to work with! Would recommend to anyone!!! If you need any help.. this team right here has your back!
Joe Peplinski
13:39 06 May 21
I’m so grateful to be a new patient here! Super friendly, fairly priced, convenient and clean are just a few of the positives. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, thank you all so much Kewaskum Family Dentistry
Lori Vrablic
14:18 04 May 21
When I moved to the area 3 years ago, I was trying to find a good and adorable dentist. Many people would tell me about a small family practice in Kewaskum. I was blown away with the work Kewaskum Family Dentistry provided. About a year ago, I ended up moving and was looking for another dentist. I found myself frustrated and at a dead end. All the dentist I contacted where not taking any new “customers” (yes, someone actually did say that to me) I contacted Kewaskum Family Dentistry and I got in the next week! When I went in I was greeted “Hey Aaron, how are you?”, I was surprised they remembered me. It was a awesome experience and I am more than willing to drive the hour for this type of A1 service. They are simply the best choice.
Aaron Phillips
13:46 04 May 21
I love how the staff and doctors are friendly and inviting. They are very informative with a warm and welcoming atmosphere!
Heather Daniels
13:35 04 May 21
i am a long time patent of Kewaskum Dentistry, i have always had nothing less than a 5 star visit with them. great people vary down to earth and friendly. they know there stuff.
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14:47 28 Apr 21
service is great doctors and staff are VERY friendly and know what they are doing and are gentle and for kids there's the nicest dog Gibbs to comfort and relax you.
Teri Chmieleski Bigelow
17:44 27 Apr 21
Just transferred my children to Kewaskum Family Dentistry. So glad I did. Very friendly staff and proactive with plans for the need to start the orthodontic process. Very happy with the decision to switch.
Emmy Sippel
15:54 26 Apr 21
A+ Rating in everything. 0 complaints.
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14:38 23 Apr 21