Dental Implant-Retained Dentures - Massapequa Park, NY • Long Island
Get a Set of Teeth You Can Trust
There are countless people around the country who are currently dealing with an unreliable or uncomfortable denture. Whether they’re simply trying to speak or eat their favorite food, they constantly have to worry about their teeth slipping out of place. Plus, there are millions with numerous missing teeth who don’t have a denture at all! For these people, Dr. Allan Mohr is able to offer a strong, durable, and natural-looking solution: implant-retained dentures. They are the latest advancement in this longstanding solution to tooth loss, and they can provide a look, function, and reliability a traditional prosthetic simply can’t match.
Why Choose Dr. Allan S. Mohr for Dental Implant-Retained Dentures?
What is an Implant-Retained Denture?
Regular dentures consist of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base, and these are usually held in place using small metal clasps or natural suction and denture adhesive. As the jawbone and gum tissue naturally shrinks over time, these devices lose their fit and can become untrustworthy. Implant-retained dentures were invented to fix this, and fix it for a lifetime.
With implant dentures, the teeth are anchored directly into the jawbone using multiple dental implants. This gives them a structure and strength much more similar to natural teeth that makes them more stable and long-lasting. At Smile Creations, Dr. Mohr can either take a patient’s traditional denture and modify it to work with implants, or he can create a completely new customized-prosthetic.
The Advantages of Implant-Retained Dentures
Why are implant-retained dentures better than regular ones? Because they provide a multitude of unique benefits:
- Better Hold: Traditional dentures are notorious for slipping and sliding around the mouth, but this isn’t an issue with implant dentures because they are held firmly in place by multiple titanium tooth roots. Because of this, patients don’t have to worry about their denture moving, clicking, or popping unexpectedly.
- Long Lasting: A normal denture will begin to lose its fit after just a year or two because it does nothing to stop the recession of the gum and bone tissue supporting it. On the other hand, dental implants actually support the jawbone from within to keep it healthy and full, meaning implant dentures are able to maintain their day one fit for years at a time.
- Stronger Bite: Many denture patients are forced to limit their diet because their prosthetic only restores about 20% of their bite strength. However, implant dentures have been shown to bring back at least 70%! This means a person will be able to enjoy a wider variety of foods with ease, leading to a better tasting and healthier diet overall.
- Increased Comfort: Implant dentures are often smaller than regular ones because they don’t require a large base for stability. This helps them fit more seamlessly in the mouth and cut down on the coughing and gagging sensations many denture patients endure.
Life-Changing Transformations: Just What We Do
Dr. Mohr has an incredible eye for detail, and it is simple to understand why his best patients love him: he truly loves what he does, and his goal is to always help exceed yours. Incredible smile transformations happen very often at our Long Island dental practice, and patients all around New York visit Dr. Mohr because of his unique artistic eye and commitment to the best.
Take a look at some of our before and afters below from actual patients, and give us a call when you are ready to schedule a complimentary, 1-on-1 visit with Dr. Mohr to discuss your smile goals. Also, ask us how you can take advantage of our limited-time offer: affordable monthly payment plans for dental implants, as low as $199/month.
Implant-Retained Dentures FAQs
Dr. Mohr and our team deeply empathize with patients who have suffered extensive tooth loss. We want you to regain a complete, healthy, and strong smile! Before you invest in implant-retained dentures, however, you might have some questions about the treatment and what to expect from it. That is why we have compiled the following brief list of FAQs. If you don’t see the information you were hoping for, we invite you to contact us directly.
How Many Dental Implants Are Necessary to Support a Full Denture?
Exactly how many dental implants you will need depends on your circumstances. Some patients require as few as four implants to support an entire arch of artificial teeth. Other patients receive six or more implants throughout an arch. During the planning stages of your procedure, your team of doctors will carefully consider your bone structure and overall health when they are determining exactly how many dental implants you will need.
How Can I Care for My Implant-Retained Denture?
If you have a removable implant-retained denture, you’ll need to take it out of your mouth every night and thoroughly clean it with a mild solution. You should also carefully brush your implant abutments (the small connector pieces that protrude above the gumline) and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. On the other hand, if your prosthetic is permanently attached to your implants, you may be able to brush and floss like normal.
If I Get All of My Teeth Replaced, Will I Still Need to Visit the Dentist for Checkups?
Yes, even patients who have no natural teeth left still need to attend regular dental checkups. At these appointments, our team will make sure your prosthetic is still performing at its best. We’ll also thoroughly clean around your implant abutments and check for any signs of gum disease or other oral health issues.
How Much Does an Implant-Retained Denture Cost?
The cost of your denture will depend on several factors, including:
- How many dental implants you need
- Whether you get a new denture or Dr. Mohr retrofits your existing denture
- The extent of any preparatory treatment that is necessary prior to your implant surgery
During your consultation, our team will provide you with a cost estimate for your treatment and help you explore payment options.
Am I a Candidate for an Implant-Retained Denture?
Most patients who have lost all or most of their teeth are candidates for an implant-retained denture. You should be in fair oral and overall health, have adequate bone in your jaw to support dental implants, and be committed to maintaining a thorough oral hygiene routine. If you are not currently a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Mohr may be able to work with you and enable you to become a candidate in the future.
How to Get an Implant Denture
To get a better kind of denture, all you need to do is contact your Long Island implant dentist, Dr. Allan Mohr. He has decades of experience rebuilding smiles so they look and feel like new again, and if you’re missing multiple teeth, he can help you achieve a smile that brings back your oral function and confidence in equal measure. To start your journey to a new smile today, give us a call.
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