Benton & Nelson DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Implant Supported Dentures

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Implant Supported Dentures

Denture relines involve shaping or "relining" where your denture touches your jaw to improve its fit 

Denture relines are indicated if you’ve had teeth removed recently.

Sometimes dentures need a procedure called a reline. This is commonly needed if extractions were completed within a few months of getting your denture, as your bone and gum tissue will remodel and change shape slightly. This remodeling can cause your new dentures to become loose over time. 

A simple reline procedure can improve the fit of your denture. 

The reline can be performed by our office which customizes the inside of your denture. This is much cheaper and quicker than designing a new set of dentures. The good news is that esthetic aspects of the dentures are unchanged during this process. 

You will maintain them just as you would your regular dentures. The dentures need to be cleaned and removed at night just like normal dentures.

Ensure the implant connection stays strong and secure with regular check-ups. 

The implant and denture “snap” together through a rubber ring that is in the inside of the denture. This ring can be customized to different strengths depending on your preferences. By design, this ring will wear out in 1-2 years. These rings are very easy and cheap to replace and can be done at our office in as little as 30 seconds. 

A full upper or lower denture costs $1700.  If your denture is supported by dental implants to improve the fit and stability, the fee is $2800.  

  • Upper Denture: $1700
  • Upper Implant Supported Denture: $2800
  • Lower Denture: $1700
  • Lower Implant Supported Denture: $2800

An implant supported denture is an "upgraded" denture that snaps onto dental implants.  An implant supported denture is superior to a conventional denture as it fits more securely and will not become accidentally dislodged during speaking or eating.  

The fee for an implant supported upper or lower denture at our office is $2800.

The fee for an implant supported denture depends on how many dental implants are required to support your prosthesis.  Upper dentures usually require four dental implants while lower dentures usually only require two dental implants.  As always, we will work with your dental insurance and offer payment plans to help you fit your dental treatment into your family's budget.  To learn more about dental implants, dentures, or implant supported dentures, visit our services page.

  • Upper Implant Supported Denture: $2800
  • Lower Implant Supported Denture: $2800
  • Dental Implant: $1838 per implant

 

If you have loose dentures, you are not alone. It is a very common issue that affects millions of Americans. After evaluation by Drs. Benton and Nelson, you will be presented with treatment options that may include a denture reline, new dentures, or dentures supported by implants.

Adjustments and reline procedures: 

Loose dentures can often be addressed by adjusting them, or with a special procedure called a denture reline. 

Consider upgrading to an implant retained denture:

 Dr. Nelson has extensive training and experience with dental implants to help retain dentures. An implant retained denture will solve your issues and stay in place while you chew, talk, and smile!

Please visit our page on loose dentures to learn more!

Better chewing ability: 

Dentures that are not displaced by harder foods will give you the function and confidence to enjoy more foods. Dental implants create a secure connection between your jaws and dentures.

More confidence speaking and smiling: 

Many patients worry about dentures dislodging when talking or speaking in public. Dental implants will give you the confidence to know that your dentures will not move when talking, eating, or smiling.

Preservation of bone: 

Implants stimulate your bone just like natural teeth which retain the bone of your jaw.

Affordable and quick

Often, your existing dentures can be used to attach to your new dental implants which saves time and money.

Ease of removal: 

The dentures can be removed at night for easy cleaning of the dentures.

Most effective, pain-free, and up-to-date numbing techniques: 

During any treatment, Drs. Nelson and Benton pride themselves on using state-of-the-art techniques to deliver painless numbing.  We utilize the latest and most effective techniques for anesthesia.  

Calming nitrous oxide (laughing gas): 

For patients with anxiety, nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” will help eliminate nervousness and promote a more calm, tranquil state of mind. 

Stress-free sedation dentistry

Dr. Nelson is one of the only general dentists in the Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad area who is trained and licensed in all forms of sedation dentistry. Patients are always given the option to choose dental sedation during their procedures to guarantee a stress-free experience. In fact, most patients say that going to the dentist was never easier and that they have no memory of the procedure at all!

An upgraded denture that's secured with dental implants so it won't budge!

An implant supported denture, also known as an overdenture, is one of the best ways to restore your ability to speak, chew, and smile without worrying about your denture loosening.  Implant supported dentures are customized dentures that "snap" onto a dental implant to ensure a secure fit that won't become displaced.  Patients with implant supported dentures often remark that they are able to eat foods like steak, corn on the cob, and apples again! 

Evaluation of current dentures. 

If current dentures are satisfactory, then they can be used. If they are not, then new dentures are made by our expert Winston-Salem based dental lab.

Simple and fast placement of dental implants. 

The dental implants are placed during a simple, fast, and comfortable procedure.

Attachment of dental implants to dentures. 

After a short healing process, the dental implants are attached to the dentures with special connections.

Customization of retention strength. 

The strength of the connection between the denture and dental implants can be customized for your specific needs and strength desires. The connections can be so strong that patients sometimes have trouble removing them! We will make sure this does not happen to your custom implant retained denture.

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