Frequently asked questions about Anchored Dentures using Dental Implants

If you are considering anchored dentures with dental implants for yourself or a loved one, the information below will help you better understand the procedure and review your options. We hope this page will answer the questions you may have about dental implants. The answers given here are general in nature. For advice concerning your specific condition please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation at 844-417-7111.

What are anchored dentures with dental implants?
An anchored denture is a removable full arch denture that is connected to a ball attachment, which in turn is anchored on four or more implants in the jaw bone. The implants help keep the denture in place and provide better function, stability and comfort. Anchored dentures are very comfortable and usually require fewer implants depending on the particular case.  With an anchored denture, there is no plastic covering the roof of your mouth so you can chew and taste your food again.
What are the advantages of anchored dentures supported by dental implants?
-Dental implants are largely regarded as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth due to the way they replicate natural tooth roots which helps preserve the jawbone and gum tissue. In addition, ReNew anchored dentures provide the best look and feel.  Anchored dentures don’t compare to traditional removable dentures that can be tricky to wear, restrict your food choices and need to be replaced more frequently.




How successful are implant supported dentures?
-Dental implants have been helping patients restore the function and appearance of missing teeth for over 40 years. The success rate for dental implants is in the 98% range. Dental implant supported dentures can function properly for the rest of your life when proper oral hygiene is followed and regular dental check-ups are maintained.




Can anyone get a new smile with anchored dentures?

-Anyone at any age who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease, or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. If you are missing even one tooth there could be a systemic problem. Your teeth could be failing, and a loose tooth is an indicator of a problem. Your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive a dental implant. Our doctors have treated patients in their upper 90’s.


Does insurance cover the cost of anchored dentures or dental implant treatment?
-When it comes to dental insurance, most plans only offer a low amount per year for all dental treatments it deems necessary. In most cases, this means dental insurance companies tend to cover traditional removable dentures but not dental implant solutions. However, your carrier may cover certain portions in the dental implant process. Your medical insurance may cover implants as the result of work-related injuries or as a medical necessity. We can help you navigate the confusing dental insurance process and we will work with you to understand your coverage during your free consultation at our center.




What is involved in getting an anchored denture procedure?

-Having your teeth replaced involves an initial consultation with our experienced dental implant consultant. You will receive a 3-D Cat Scan which allows our doctors to see your mouth in three dimensions. From this advanced technology we can develop a customized treatment plan for you. During the process we meet with you to do a precise work-up and discuss your aesthetic dreams. The day of your procedure, our team will extract teeth if that is necessary and place titanium implants into the gum. Next, Good Fit Anchored Dentures™ are securely installed on top of the implants. Finally we adjust the Good Fit® denture to fit just right, this ultimately gives your new teeth optimal support and stability.




Is there pain involved with an anchored denture procedure?
-Most patients use the term mild discomfort when asked about possible pain after their procedure. Every patient heals differently. We make every patient as comfortable as possible. We discuss pain control options with you and can use local anesthesia and/or sedation dentistry, during implant placement, so patients do not feel pain during the procedure. After the initial surgery, discomfort should be minimal. However, prescription pain medications may be prescribed to relieve any post-surgical pain or discomfort.




How do I care for anchored dentures with dental implants?
-Clinical research indicates that implant-supported replacement teeth can last a lifetime. By comparison, typical tooth-supported bridges can last only 5 to 10 years, and partials and dentures are functional for about five years. Caring for your new smile is just like caring for natural teeth. You will need to brush and floss and have yearly checkups.




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