Are you struggling to live a healthy and happy life due to numerous missing teeth or loose dentures? Without proper and comfortable tooth function and a complete smile, it’s nearly impossible to eat a healthy diet or be active and social. Natural teeth play a large role in your oral health and function. When you bite and chew foods, they provide stimulation to the jawbone, so it remains dense and strong. As teeth are lost, this bone begins to shrink away, and over time will become thin and weak and even lead to an aged appearance. The only way to mitigate this bone loss is through a bone grafting procedure and by providing new, healthy jawbone stimulation with dental implants.
At Cape Dental Care, our dentists, Drs. Mark and Phillip Kraver, are here to help you regain a healthy and confident life with implant supported dentures in Cape Coral, FL. Unlike traditional dentures that rely on suction and unreliable denture adhesives for support, implant supported, or implant retained dentures are secured to dental implants permanently placed in the jawbone. Combining years of surgical experience and advanced training with the latest digital and surgical technologies, we have what it takes to restore your smile and quality of life with a secure alternative to conventional dentures.
Conventional Dentures vs. Implant Supported Dentures
IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES
Removable or fixed
Last 5+ years
Last 10+ years
Eventually requires adhesives
Secured by 2+ implants
Allow bone recession
Limit bone recession
Limit food choices
Expand food choices
Straumann - Removable denture with retentive attachment system
The Dental Implant Treatment Process
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Your treatment begins with a personalized consultation with our implant dentists in Cape Coral, FL. Here, you’ll thoroughly discuss your current limitations and receive information on your options for full mouth tooth replacements. Taking your digital impressions and CBCT scans, we use precision CAD/CAM design technologies to virtually design your new denture and map out dental implant placement. Our state-of-the-art dental lab right in our office makes this digital treatment process possible at a significantly higher level of quality and personalization. In-house, we can 3D print custom trays for your dentures and the custom surgical guides we’ll use for precision implant placement.
Once you and our dentists have chosen the best treatment plan for your needs, you’ll return to our Cape Coral, FL office to receive your dental implants. Using a minimally invasive and predictable approach with our custom guides and sedation dentistry ensures your treatment is comfortable and pain-free. Dental implants are placed in areas of your jawbone that have the most density and volume, usually in the front portion of your jaw. Depending on your unique case, your denture will be secured to these implants with either a ball or bar attachment and can be removable for cleaning or permanently attached.
Once your surgery is complete, you’ll need three or more months to heal and for the implants to integrate securely with your bone. During your healing phase, you’ll typically receive a temporary denture to wear until your final denture is complete. In many cases, we’re able to repurpose your existing denture to secure it to your new implants. Otherwise, our in-house lab with precision craft your new dentures for a stunning fit that improves your function and smile aesthetics.
Benefiting from a Stable Smile
Implant supported dentures, or implant retained dentures, combine the strength of dental implants with the aesthetics of modern removable dentures. With two or more dental implants secured permanently in your jawbone, your dentures will have the support needed for a secure and strong bite. You won’t have to worry about your dentures becoming loose or falling out, and you won’t need to use denture adhesives again either!
Unlike traditional dentures that rest on the gums and can accelerate bone loss, dentures secured with dental implants stimulate healthy jawbone growth by transferring biting pressure from your gums to the implant posts. You’ll look and feel more confident too, as you regain your oral and overall health with teeth strong enough to bite and chew a healthy variety of foods. Overall, you’ll experience a renewed sense of wellbeing and a boost in your quality of life!
How Much Do Implant Supported Dentures Cost?
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Implant Supported Dentures
"My Implant Supported Dentures are Just Like Having My Original Teeth"
Implant Supported Dentures
"With My Implant Supported Dentures I Feel Confident to be in Pictures Again"