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Implant Dentures — Auburn, ME

Sturdy and Long-Lasting Tooth Replacement

According to one estimate, more than 36 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. Many of these individuals have dentures. Although dentures have come a long way in recent decades, they are still not as reliable and comfortable as would be ideal. Is there a better solution? For most people, the answer is yes. Contact Willow Run Dental Association today to learn more about implant dentures in Auburn and how they may be able to provide you with the strong, long-lasting tooth replacement you deserve.

Why Choose Willow Run Dental Association for Implant Dentures?

What Are Implant Dentures?

Permanent implant denture for lower arch supported by six implants

Dental implants in Auburn are prosthetic tooth roots that we insert into the jawbone during a minimally invasive surgery. After they bond with the surrounding tissue, they are able to provide a strong base of support for a denture. Implant dentures are stronger, feel more natural, and last longer than their traditional counterparts (which simply rest on the gums as opposed to being anchored in the bone).

Depending on your unique circumstances, we may recommend that you receive one of the following types of implant dentures:

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

These are permanently attached to the implants that support them; they can only be removed by a dental professional. Many patients enjoy the convenience of always having their teeth in their mouth. It usually takes 4 – 6 dental implants per arch to support this type of restoration.

Removable Implant Dentures

Sometimes called overdentures or “Snap-On” dentures, these are easy for patients to remove on their own. They are held in place via bar-shaped or ball-shaped attachments. They usually require fewer dental implants than permanent implant dentures and may be more suitable for people who have lost some bone density in their jaw.

The Implant Denture Procedure

Implant denture for upper arch next to mirror

The implant denture procedure usually takes at least several months and requires four main stages of treatment:

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

Male patient learning about his tooth replacement options

Most adults who have suffered extensive tooth loss are great candidates for implant dentures, either right away or after some preparatory treatments. To qualify for the procedure, you should:

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Couple enjoying apples with help of implant dentures

Some of the most remarkable benefits of implant dentures include: