Restore Your Smile with Implant Supported Dentures

Implant retained dentures (also known as implant supported dentures) anchor to your jawbone with small titanium posts. These devices, called implants, provide a more secure fit than traditional dentures by making sure your new teeth don’t slip or fall out. They can also help improve chewing function and support the facial muscles.

Implant dentures require a surgical procedure, and it usually takes about four weeks for your gums to heal. After that, you’ll be able to smile confidently again—no more worrying about losing teeth or having uncomfortable removable dentures!

How do implant supported dentures work?

Implant supported dentures are surgically placed in the jawbone. This procedure allows for a more secure fit than traditional dentures and can help prevent bone loss. While the exact number depends on each patient’s individual needs, most people require at least two implants for a lower denture and four for an upper denture.

An illustration of implant retained dentures in the lower jaw.

There are several methods to insert implant retained dentures, including screws, bar attachments, or ball attachments (pictured above). While it can seem overwhelming, Dr. Abad will consult with you to determine which treatment approach addresses your specific oral health needs. Dr. Abad specializes in denture care and is one of the leading cosmetic dentists in Canoga Park and the Valley.

What are the benefits of implant retained dentures?

Implant dentures have many advantages over traditional dentures, including:

  • Comfort. Implant retained dentures are stable in your mouth, meaning they will not come loose or irritate your gums.
  • Bone Preservation. The titanium posts in your jaw effectively serve as new tooth roots, lending strength to the bone structure and improving your bite strength.
  • Appearance. Implant dentures look like natural teeth when you smile.
  • Permanence. Unlike removable dentures, which need to be replaced every few years, implant supported dentures are longer-lasting options for restoring teeth and oral health.

Who is a good candidate for implant supported dentures?

While implant retained dentures are an excellent option for missing teeth, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. The main reason that patients do not qualify for implants is that they have too much bone loss in their jaw, meaning the implants lack a solid foundation.

If you have loose or ill-fitting dentures, you may be able to switch to implant dentures. Visit our office for an evaluation. Dr. Abad at The Dental Health Group has more than 20 years of experience as an oral surgeon. He specializes in using the most effective technology and medical-based practices for adult dentures and oral cosmetic care.

How much do implant retained dentures cost?

The cost of implant retained dentures will vary depending on the number of implants required and the complexity of the surgery, but the procedure is usually upwards of $5,000 without insurance. The exact cost depends on the number of implants; please call our office for an accurate estimate. While implant supported dentures are more expensive than traditional ones, they will last a lifetime with proper care—that alone may make them worth the investment.

We are happy to discuss dental insurance and financing options that may be available to help make the procedure more affordable.

Contact The Dental Health Group Today

Located in beautiful Canoga Park, CA, The Dental Health Group welcomes new patients from across Los Angeles. Make an appointment for a routine check-up or to discuss how dentures can improve your smile and oral health. Call 818-718-2000 to schedule your consultation.

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