Wedgewood Dental

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a modern dental prosthetic solution that combines the stability and functionality of dental implants with the convenience of removable dentures. These dentures are securely anchored to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone, providing superior strength, comfort, and function compared to traditional removable dentures. Implant-supported dentures offer several significant benefits, including improved chewing ability, speech clarity, confidence, prevention of bone loss in the jaw, and preservation of facial aesthetics. By restoring oral function and aesthetics, implant-supported dentures are crucial in enhancing the quality of life for individuals with missing teeth or compromised dental health. 

Candidates of Implant-Supported Dentures 

  • Individuals with extensive tooth loss or edentulism (missing all teeth). 
  • Those experiencing discomfort or instability with traditional removable dentures. 
  • Patients are seeking a long-term solution for tooth replacement. 
  • Individuals are concerned about preserving jawbone health and preventing bone loss. 
  • Those desiring improved chewing ability and speech clarity. 
  • Patients are seeking a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing smile. 
  • Individuals are looking for a durable and reliable solution for tooth loss. 
  • Patients with adequate bone density and overall good oral health. 

The Transformative Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures 

Enhanced Stability and Comfort 

Implant-supported dentures offer unparalleled stability and comfort compared to traditional dentures. By anchoring the dentures to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone, implant-supported dentures eliminate issues such as slippage, discomfort, and irritation commonly associated with removable dentures. This enhanced stability allows individuals to eat, speak, and smile with confidence without the fear of denture movement or instability. 

Preservation of Jawbone Health 

One of the most significant benefits of implant-supported dentures is their ability to preserve jawbone health. Following tooth loss, the jawbone can deteriorate over time due to lack of stimulation. Implant-supported dentures help mitigate this issue by stimulating bone growth and preventing further bone loss. By preserving jawbone integrity, implant-supported dentures maintain facial contours and prevent the premature aging effect often associated with tooth loss. Contact us today! 

Improved Chewing Ability and Speech Clarity 

Implant-supported dentures restore the ability to chew food comfortably and effectively, allowing individuals to enjoy a varied diet without restrictions. Additionally, these dentures improve speech clarity by providing a stable foundation for the tongue and surrounding oral structures. This allows for clearer articulation of words and improved communication skills, enhancing overall confidence and social interactions. 

Natural-Looking Aesthetics 

Implant-supported dentures closely resemble natural teeth in appearance and function, providing a seamless and natural-looking smile. Custom-made denturesare carefully crafted to match the surrounding teeth' size, shape, and color, ensuring a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing result. With implant-supported dentures, individuals can enjoy a restored smile that looks and feels natural, enhancing self-esteem and confidence. 

Long-Term Durability and Reliability 

Implant-supported dentures are designed to be a long-term solution for tooth loss, offering durability, reliability, and longevity. With proper care and maintenance, implant-supported dentures can last a lifetime, providing lasting benefits for oral health and overall well-being. Unlike traditional dentures, which may require frequent adjustments or replacements, implant-supported dentures offer a stable and predictable solution that withstands the test of time. 

The Procedure for Implant-Supported Dentures

The process begins with an initial consultation with a qualified implant dentist or oral surgeon. During this appointment, our dentist at Wedgewood Dental will evaluate your oral health, assess your jawbone density, and discuss your treatment goals and expectations. Diagnostic imaging such as X-rays or CT scans may be taken to evaluate the condition of your jawbone and determine the optimal placement of dental implants. Based on this evaluation, a personalized treatment plan will be developed to address your specific needs and concerns. 

Once the treatment plan is finalized, the surgical placement of dental implants begins. This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort.  the dentist in Salem, MO, will strategically place the dental implants into the jawbone using precision-guided techniques. The number and placement of implants will depend on missing teeth, jawbone density, and overall treatment goals. After implant placement, temporary dentures or a healing denture may be provided to maintain aesthetics and function while the implants heal. 

After implant placement, osseointegration occurs, and the implants fuse with the surrounding bone tissue. This integration process typically takes several months and is crucial for ensuring the stability and longevity of the implants. During this time, it's essential to follow post-operative instructions provided by your dentist, including maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding activities that may disrupt the healing process. 

Once osseointegration is complete, abutments (connector pieces) are attached to the dental implants. These abutments serve as attachment points for the final dentures. Impressions of your mouth are then taken to create custom-made dentures that will fit securely onto the abutments. These dentures are carefully crafted to match your natural teeth' size, shape, and color, providing a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing smile. 

Implant-supported dentures offer a transformative solution for individuals seeking to restore oral health, function, aesthetics, and confidence following tooth loss. If you're considering implant-supported dentures, visit Wedgewood Dental at 713 Salem Avenue Suite A, Rolla, MO 65401, or 1116 S. Main Street, Salem, MO 65560, to explore your options and embark on a journey towards a confident, functional smile that lasts a lifetime. You can schedule an appointment online or call us at (573) 368-7325 or (573) 729-7701.


713 Salem Avenue Suite A, Rolla MO 65401

Office Hours

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TUE Closed

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Phone: (573) 368-7325


1116 S. Main Street, Salem MO 65560

Office Hours

MON Closed

TUE 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

WED - THU Closed

FRI 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

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Phone: (573) 729-7701