Dr. Brandon Wilcox and Dr. John P. Poovey offer implant-supported dentures to help you regain your oral health, function and smile after losing multiple teeth. This dental implant solution is designed to offer you a permanent solution for your missing teeth without the hassle of traditional dentures.

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

Unlike conventional dentures that rest on the gums, implant-supported dentures are anchored to the jawbone through dental implants. This method involves the surgical placement of implant posts into the jawbone, which serve as a stable foundation for attaching the dentures. Implant-supported dentures can be either fixed (permanently placed) or removable (such as with snap-on dentures).

The Implant-Supported Denture Process

The process of getting implant-supported dentures is comprehensive and occurs in several stages:

  • Initial Consultation: The first step involves assessing your oral health to determine if you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures. This may include X-rays or CT scans to evaluate your jawbone’s quality.
  • Implant Placement: Under local anesthesia, dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. The number of implants varies based on the denture’s design and the jawbone’s condition, but typically involves between four and eight implants in a dental arch.
  • Healing and Osseointegration: After implant placement, a healing period follows, allowing the implants to integrate with the bone, a process known as osseointegration. This can take several months.
  • Abutment and Denture Fitting: Once osseointegration is complete, abutments are attached to the implants. These serve as connectors for the dentures. Finally, the custom-made dentures are fitted and adjusted for comfort and function.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures offer numerous advantages over traditional dentures:

  • Improved Stability and Comfort: By being anchored to the jawbone, these dentures provide superior stability, eliminating the fear of dentures slipping or falling out.
  • Enhanced Chewing and Speech: With increased stability, you can enjoy a broader range of foods and clearer speech, leading to improved overall quality of life.
  • Jawbone Preservation: The implants stimulate the jawbone, mimicking the roots of natural teeth, which helps in maintaining the jawbone’s integrity and preventing bone loss.
  • Longevity and Durability: Implant-supported dentures are designed to last many years, making them a cost-effective long-term solution.
  • Improved Oral Health: Unlike traditional dentures that can cause wear and tear on the gums and jawbone, implant-supported dentures promote a healthier oral environment.

Schedule Your Consultation

We invite you to call JP Dental & Implant Center today to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentists and learn more about implant-supported dentures in Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs, Colorado.