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Fixed, Implant Supported Overdentures Arvada, CO

Choosing dentures used to be a fast and easy process. Find out what size is going to fit your mouth, choose a style that offers a natural look and then get them constructed and fitted to your mouth. Today, there are many different denture types that rely on different locking mechanisms to hold them in place. Now that dental implants are increasing in popularity, they're being used as an effective way to lock dentures in place. While we do offer many semi-permanent locking dentures, many of our customers prefer the fixed implant supported denture solution that we provide here at Mountain Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center.

How Fixed Dentures Work

Fixed dentures are very much like standard teeth, but they rely on a unique root system. With fixed denture systems, there are usually four dental implants embedded into the gums and jawbone. These implants are locked firmly into place and supported by a structure system similar to what tooth roots rely on. Once they are in place firmly, dentures are then mounted right to the implants to hold them in position firmly. The mounting mechanism is designed to hold up for years and create a nice tight hold that gives the dentures a natural feel.

An Affordable Option

While fixed dentures are quite expensive when compared to standard dentures, they're very affordable when comparing them to a full mouth of dental implants. Not only do they offer similar performance to dental implants alone, but they rely on substantially fewer implants overall. Patients with fixed dentures report that they can chew reliably and comfortably and that they feel like they have standard teeth again. While they aren't exactly the same, they are a pretty close approximate that's worth considering.

Maintenance Required

With these dentures, you'll have to maintain and clean them regularly to get the best possible results. When doing this, it's important to clean them like you would clean your own teeth. Simply brush and floss them on a regular basis, and you'll keep them looking and smelling good. Since they are fixed in place, no denture solutions or other non-standard cleaning mechanisms are required. We also recommend that our patients pick up a Water Pick tool, or a similar item for improved cleaning power.

Considering Other Options

While the fixed denture system appeals to many people that want realistic teeth once again, it's not for everyone. There are plenty of people out there that like the simplicity of removing dentures and soaking them for cleaning purposes or cleaning them outside of the mouth. For people that prefer a denture that is easier to remove, or that can be readily replaced, a semi-permanent solution could be the answer. We offer both bar-mounted and implant-mounted solutions that can be removed as well.

No matter which type of dentures you are most interested in, we can help explain your options, the costs involved with each of them and what is going to be the best possible fit for you overall. Give us a call today at (303) 422-2990 and we'll run you through the different options to help you choose what's right for your needs.

Robert Cory Ryan, DDS, MD
Mountain Oral Surgery
& Dental Implant Center

7991 Vance Drive, Suite A
Arvada CO 80003
p: (303) 422-2990

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"Had an overall great experience with Dr. Ryan. The staff was very courteous and professional. Most important, the work they did, (two implants, to hold lower dentures) was very secure and I'm free of the hassle and pain. I was concerned at first but he answered all my questions and the whole procedure went well. I definitely would recomend them if you need that type of work done. 2 thumbs up!"
~ Keith I.
"Best doc we have ever been to. My son felt safe and relaxed with him and his staff."
~ George G.

"The office is well run. Everyone I had contact with was friendly and knowledgeable. Procedures were explained and all questions answered. Oral surgery can be an intimidating proposition, but Dr. Ryan and his staff are sensitive to that by providing excellent pain management and results."
~ Lisa S.

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