Dental Implant-Anchored Dentures Explained
Now Reserving Spots on Early-Bird Appointment List for Edina and Maplewood
What Are Anchored Dentures with Implants?
Dental implant supported dentures are becoming the “go-to” solution for people suffering with missing or failing teeth, or those who hate their ill-fitting dentures because of their stability, effectiveness, ease of placement and affordability.
When is it time to consider dental implant supported dentures? The best place to start is by explaining what dental implant supported dentures are and who might need them.
Renew has pioneered a revolutionary dental implant supported denture called an “anchored denture” to provide people in need of a full-mouth restoration, an affordable treatment option. In the simplest terms, anchored dentures are a hybrid dental solution that gives patients the best feature of a dental implant — which is its ability to stabilize teeth — with the affordability of a denture.
What’s the difference between single-tooth implants and implant-supported dentures?
Dental implants are titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone. The implant takes the place of the root of the natural tooth.
Dental implants are widely regarded as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth because the implants help preserve the jawbone and gum tissue. In a single-tooth implant procedure, a dental implant is placed in the jawbone, an abutment is used as a connector to fit an artificial tooth (crown) to the implant.
Single-tooth dental implant treatment can range from $1,500 to $5,000 or more, if bone grafting is required.
How successful are dental implants? They have reported success rates of more than 95%, the highest of any tooth-replacement option. Dental implants, in fact, have some of the highest long-term survival rates as compared to other implantable medical devices.
At Renew, our anchored dentures are typically fastened to four or more dental implants placed in the jawbone. The denture is a removable, full-arch prosthesis. The dental implants secure the denture in place providing better function, stability and comfort than a traditional denture glued in the mouth with denture adhesives.
Besides enhanced stability, function and comfort, the anchored denture is distinct from conventional dentures in that the roof of the patient’s mouth, in most cases, is left open allowing the patient to taste their food.
As mentioned, dental implant anchored dentures normally require four implants per arch (upper and lower jaws) to secure the bridge of new teeth. Renew’s anchored dentures snap securely in place.
Once placed, dental implants need to integrate with the body. Renew patients typically walk out of the office on the day of their implant surgery with a complete arch of fully functioning, new teeth that carry them through the integration period. Upon successful osseointegration, patients are provided their final set of new teeth.
The cost of implant anchored dentures varies considerably, according to geographical location, the dentist, and type of dentures. Patients who come to Renew Anchored Dentures can expect to pay in the range of $11,000 to $18,000. Compared to single implants costing $3,000 (or more in many cases), the ability to acquire 32 new teeth in this price range is an attractive alternative to people considering dentures or additional patchwork dentistry procedures.
Our Minneapolis Locations (Opening in Q1 2019)
7701 York Avenue South, Ste. 240, Edina, MN 55435
1747 Beam Ave., Maplewood, MN 55109 | 952-234-7305
If you are interested in learning more about Renew’s anchored dentures system or would like to be placed on our Early Bird waiting list for a free consultation once our doors open:
Call us at (952) 234-7305
Why should Minnesotans consider Anchored Dentures?
Minnesotans are among the most active people in the country. In fact, the Minneapolis-St. Paul area was recognized as the “fittest city in America” in 2017 by the American Fitness Index from the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation.
Prevailing wisdom says that a person’s teeth are the entry point to healthy eating. Too often, deteriorating dental conditions prevent people from doing the things they once enjoyed and if folks want to continue to enjoy all of the outdoor and lifestyle amenities Minnesota has to offer, a healthy mouth is a good place to start.
If you would like more information about Renew Anchored Dentures and our newest clinics in Edina and Maplewood, please give us a call to get started.