Removable Dental Implants
A flexible option for denture wearers
Fixed permanent dentures and removable dentures both use implants to keep the dentures in place and prevent them from slipping. At the same time, they can both provide additional facial support, particularly for people with significant bone loss. Removable dentures on implants, however, can be taken out for much easier cleaning in less time. Another factor in favour of removable dentures on implants is they cost a lot less than other options — this option is about half the price of fixed permanent dentures
We are happy to walk you through the process of implants as well as the options for removable and fixed implants. Call us today to arrange a free consultation to find out what’s right for you.
There are incredible benefits of removable dentures on implants:
- Lower cost than other options
- Since the prostheses can be removed, they’re much easier to clean and it can be done faster
- For patients with severe bone loss, implant overdentures can offer added facial support thanks to the denture extension under the lips that fills in the space where bone was lost
Like many denture services, how much implant-supported dentures cost will depend on several things. Some of these factors include how many implants are placed and what type of denture is fabricated over the implants.
There are plenty of wonderful benefits to dental implants, but it can also mean a lengthier treatment process. Depending on your bone quality and quantity, bone grafting surgery is required in some cases. It will take about 3-6 months to heal from implants, and in some cases, immediate temporary appliances can be placed at the time of surgery.
Cost may also be a limiting factor for some patients, and pricing depends on the amount of implants being used as well as the appliance being restored on the implants.
For a removable restoration on the upper jaw, four implants are usually required. For a non-removable option, it may require six implants.
Certain types of food can occasionally get caught between the soft gum tissues and the teeth or implants to which they are attached. We’ll be sure to provide you with everything you need to know to deal with this when you meet with us.
Your implant-supported dentures can last from 10-20 years or more. The fixed denture/appliance may need to be replaced more often, as necessitated by wear.