Implant Retained Dentures

Replacing missing teeth with implant retained dentures

Missing teeth can affect your ability to speak, chew, and smile. Many people do not tolerate full dentures as a replacement for their natural teeth. A wonderful alternative to full dentures are implant retained dentures.  Dr. Rogers works closely with an extremely skilled and experienced oral surgeon to bring this treatment to you.  The oral surgeon places the implants, and Dr. Rogers works with a superior laboratory to bring the final product to you.

What if I’m missing all of my lower teeth?

Bar Attachment Denture

The bar attachment denture involves placing four to six implants into your lower jaw. After the implant sites are healed, the implants are connected with a custom-made support bar. Your denture will be made with special internal retention clips that attach onto the support bar, enabling the denture to snap firmly into place.  The bar and clips allow very little denture movement. Your denture is still removable for easy cleaning and maintenance.

A mouth that has all teeth missing on its lower jaw
1. Before
A mouth without teeth and four implants connected by a metal bar on its lower jaw
2. Implants Placed
A mouth with a Bar Attachment Denture secured onto the lower jaw by four implants
3. Denture Attached

Screw Retained Denture

This option involves placing four or more implants in your jaw and attaching a permanent denture. Your denture is held in place by screws or clasps that secure it to the support posts or bar. It doesn’t touch the gum tissue, which allows you to clean under the denture without removing it. This denture will replace all your missing lower teeth and will not be removed except at maintenance visits. Although cleaning under your denture without removing it is more time consuming and requires more dexterity, many patients who want a permanent denture prefer this option.

A mouth that has all lower jaw teeth missing
1. Before
A mouth that has six implants and no teeth on its lower jaw
2. Implants Placed
A mouth with a Screw Attachment Denture affixed onto the lower jaw by six implants
3. Denture Attached

What If I’m Missing All Of My Upper Teeth?

An implant retained upper denture eliminates the need to cover the roof of your mouth with an acrylic layer, which is a feature of regular dentures.  Your denture will feel more natural. Usually, the implant retained denture is placed on four implants, and is not removable from the upper jaw except by the dentist.  

An Implant Retained Upper Denture with its implants attached

Implant Retained Upper Denture

Usually, it is possible to eliminate the need for covering the roof of your mouth with a complete denture. This option allows you to fully taste your food and gives you a better sense of its temperature. 

Implant benefits

  • Improved confidence
  • Stability during eating
  • Bone and gum preservation
  • Improved dental hygiene
  • Superior esthetics
  • Nutritional benefits