Implant Dentures - Dublin, OH

Implant Dentures for Dublin, OH Residents

Whether you are already a denture wearer, or you need a partial or full denture to replace missing teeth, an implant-supported prosthetic will make your dentures more comfortable, more secure, and more natural looking replacment option for missing teeth. Traditional dentures rest on top of the gums and are held in place by suction, the muscles of your tongue and cheeks, and, if necessary, a denture adhesive. As the name implies, implant dentures are firmly held in place by dental implants.

With implant dentures from our Dublin, OH dentist, you’ll never have to worry about your dentures slipping, clicking, or falling out of your mouth. Moreover, the implants not only secure your dentures but also stimulate healthy new bone growth, so you are less likely to experience the bone deterioration that often happens to people who wear traditional dentures. Dr. Buck will determine how many dental implants are appropriate—usually two to five—depending on whether you’ll be wearing a partial or full denture.

Different Types of Implant Dentures

Smiling woman with implant dentures

An implant denture has attachments that essentially snap onto the implants. The implant dentist at Distinctive Smiles in Dublin, OH, offers two types of implant dentures:

Bar-Retained Dentures

Animated smile during bar retained dental implant supported denture placement

Bar-retained dentures have a thin metal bar that runs along your jaw and is attached to the implants. Clips or other attachments are positioned on the bar and your denture is securely fastened to these attachments.

Ball-Retained Dentures

Animated smile during ball retained dental implant denture placement

Ball-retained dentures have metal attachments that rest on top of each one of the implants. These ball-shaped attachments fit into sockets on your denture, thereby holding your prosthetic firmly in place.

The Implant Denture Procedure

Animated smile during traditional dental implant denture placement

The first step to receiving your implant denture is a consultation with one of our dentists. If we determine that this tooth replacement is best for you, then you’ll be recommended to an oral surgeon for the precise placement of your titanium dental implants.

Healing from this surgery typically requires several months. As you heal, the biocompatible implants fuse with the surrounding bone tissue to form a firm foundation for your dentures. And during this healing process, you’ll wear a temporary denture.

Once you’ve completely healed, you'll return to our dental office in Dublin, OH, for Dr. Buck to place your implant dentures. We gently remove the gum tissue that has grown over your implants and place abutments as well as the bar or ball attachments to which your denture will fasten. When the procedure is complete, your partial or full denture will give you years of secure smiles, as well as greater ease while eating and talking.