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Implant-Retained Dentures – Washington, Pennsylvania

A Brand New Smile From the Roots UP

Older man looking at smile in mirror

If you’ve lost numerous teeth, we know you can feel frustrated, and for many people, a traditional partial or full denture only adds to that frustration – slipping and sliding at the worst possible times and needing to be regularly refitted. At Bartusiak Dental Care of Washington, PA, our team is here to take all the stress and frustration of advanced tooth loss off your shoulders and put the smile back on your face. We offer innovative implant-retained dentures. This treatment option replaces both the tooth root and crown to leave you with a close-to-natural end result and smile you’ll be proud to share. If you want to learn more about implant-retained dentures, contact our Washington, PA dental office to schedule your appointment with our skilled dentist and caring dentistry team today. We’ll help you recreate a beautiful, long-lasting smile.

Why Choose Bartusiak Dental Care for Implant-Retained Dentures?

  • State-of-the-Art Dental Implant Placement & Restoration in One Convenient Dental Office
  • Highly Experienced & Compassionate Team of Dentists
  • Experience the Latest in Digital Technology

Benefits of Dental Implants

Model implant supported denture

We recommend implant placement for a variety of benefits to your oral health and overall wellbeing. Some of the benefits that are most important include:

  • Self-supporting – traditional dentures rely on healthy teeth and oral structures for support. Overtime, this can lead to additional dental damage and further tooth loss in some cases. Dental implant posts function like tooth roots, so the denture is fully self-supporting.
  • Long-lasting – removable dentures need to be replaced every five to ten years to allow for a comfortable and functional fit. Implant dentures have a 95% success rate after 20 years, and many people keep their implant-retained dentures for the rest of their lives.
  • Natural-looking and feeling – your implant will remain firmly in place as you speak, chew, and smile, so you can have complete confidence in every personal or professional interaction.
  • Stability – traditional dentures restore about 20% of natural chewing ability, improving your ability to eat some more nutrient-dense foods. An implant-retained denture will restore 70% or more of your natural chewing ability, allowing you to consume all of your favorite foods without fear of slipping, sliding dentures.

How Does it Work?

Older woman pointing to her smile

There are two methods for implant supported dentures – bar and ball implant stabilization. Both options allow our team to recreate healthy dental function from the roots up.

Ball Implant Stabilization

Ball implant stabilization may be used for fixed or removable implant dentures. These connective pieces snap the denture into place over each implant post. We can affix these for removal only by our team or create a snap-on option removable at home for your convenience.

Bar Implant Stabilization

Bar implant stabilization is an excellent option for patients with less jawbone density or gum tissue volume. The bar connects each implant post, spreading the weight of your denture out evenly over each implant post, so your denture will function flawlessly.

Understanding the Cost of Implant-Retained Dentures

The cost of an implant-retained denture is dependent upon a number of different factors, and in order to offer an accurate estimate of your out of pocket treatment costs, we’ll need to evaluate your condition and create a personalized plan during your implant tooth replacement consultation. Some of the variables that impact the cost of your implant dentures plan include:

  • The number and material for dental implant posts
  • Ball or bar stabilization abutment (connection) methods
  • The type of partial or full denture
  • Need for preparatory tooth extractions or tissue grafts
  • Use of dental sedation for comfort

The most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to the cost of implant-retained dentures is that your investment will be in a life-long smile that looks and feels natural.

Caring for Your Implant-Retained Denture

Older man and woman brushing teeth together

Once in place, your dental implant supported denture will look and feel just like your healthy natural smile, and you can even brush your implant-retained denture like your natural teeth. You may need to switch to a softer toothbrush to avoid unnecessary wear and protect the base material from damage. We often encourage people to use an air or water flosser to remove plaque buildup between the denture base and gum line that can lead to peri-implantitis, a form of gum disease that impacts those with dental implants.