Implant-Retained Dentures in Nashville, TN
Missing teeth can be a blow to your self-confidence. Dentures help, but some people worry that their dentures will not fit right or will move around a lot while eating or talking. Swang Dental Care in Nashville, TN, offers more options that will give you the confidence to smile wide. Keep reading to find out if you are a good candidate for implant-retained dentures.
What are Implant-Retained Dentures?
An implant-retained denture is much like a traditional denture. It replaces all your teeth in the upper or lower arch of your mouth with one or two trays of custom-designed replacements. Unlike conventional dentures, implant-retained dentures, also known as all-on-4 dentures, are secured by four or more implants surgically placed in your mouth. The implants stabilize the denture, significantly reducing any movement of the denture. Implant-retained dentures are removable. You detach them to clean the denture and your mouth.
Candidates for all-on-4 dentures must have enough bone structure to hold the implants. If you don't have enough bone structure, we have other tooth replacement options that will work for you.
Benefits of All-on-4 Dentures
People choose All-on-4 dentures for their stability and other unique benefits.
- Better function: Because the dentures are attached to implants, you can chew, bite, and talk easily.
- Natural appearance and feel: We ensure your dentures look beautiful and natural in your mouth. Each denture is customized to fit perfectly.
- Preserves face and jaw structure: Missing teeth can lead to serious problems, including the deterioration of your facial structure. Dentures help preserve the shape of your face and jaw.
- Easy maintenance: Implant-retained dentures are easy to detach for cleaning.
- Improved self-confidence: Your confidence in your appearance is important to us. At Swang Dental Care, we love giving patients the tools they need to look and feel their best.
How Long Do All-on-4 Dentures Last?
The life span of your dentures depends on how well you care for your mouth and dentures. It also depends on the design of the denture and the number of implants used. That being said, our dentures are durable and should last many years when properly cared for.
Implant-Supported Dentures or Implant-Retained Dentures: What's the Difference?
As we have already said, implant-retained dentures are removable. They are attached to dental implants that have been surgically placed in your mouth, but the patient can remove them.
Implant-supported dentures are not removable. They are fixed permanently to the dental implants, which requires more implants but results in more stability. Instead of removing the dentures to clean them, you would just brush and floss.
All-on-4 Dentures Cost
The cost will vary depending on the number of implants used and the overall health of your mouth. You can expect one arch to cost around $7,000. This is a very general figure, as all mouths require unique treatments. Please contact our office for pricing questions.
Why Choose Swang Dental Care for All-on-4 Dentures?
Everyone at our Nashville dental office is committed to giving each patient the best possible dental care. We work with you and the surgeon who places the implants to design an implant-retained denture plan that you feel comfortable with. We are hard-working dental professionals who genuinely care about your health and happiness.
Please schedule a consultation if you wish to talk to us about All-on-4 dentures.