Can You Turn Dentures into Implants?

Can You Turn Dentures into Implants?

Apr 01, 2022

While it’s not possible to take a patient’s existing dentures and turn them into implants, there is a procedure available from our Brookline dentists called implant-retained dentures. Dentists in Brookline, MA, utilize dental implants to secure a denture during this procedure. You can use this on both the upper and lower teeth for a full-mouth restoration.

Patients especially appreciate the benefits of comfort and increased bite force provided by implant-retained dentures versus traditional denture wear. Call us today to learn more or schedule a denture replacement consultation.

An examination will determine if you are a good candidate for implant-retained dentures. If you are not a good candidate, don’t worry, our multi-specialty dentists have other treatment options available for complete mouth restoration.

Five Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures

Here are the top five benefits that patients and dentists repeatedly reference as advantages of implant-retained dentures:

  • Implant-retained dentures don’t slip or irritate your gums.
  • Implant-retained dentures do not require overnight soaking or special cleaning.
  • Implant-retained dentures preserve the long-term health of your jawbone.
  • Implant-retained dentures are more durable, making them more cost-effective in the long term.
  • Implant-retained dentures restore 70% of your original bite force, something that denture wearers cannot experience.

These same benefits apply to immediate dental implants and All-on-4 dental implants,also available from our dentists.

Benefits of Immediate Dental Implants

Unlike traditional dental implants that replace teeth that have been missing for some time, immediate dental implants are used immediately after tooth extraction. They look more natural than a temporary restoration and help preserve your jawbone strengthintegrity due to their immediate placement. Plus, immediate dental implants typically require a shorter treatment time than implants.

When you visit us for your tooth replacement consultation, we will discuss the benefits of every treatment option. Whether it’s dental implants or implant-retained dentures, you’ll have the information to make the best choice for your needs, timeline, and budget.

Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants

Compared to dentures and traditional dental implants, all-on-4 dental implants result in less disruption to a patient’s daily routine because the procedures are over in hours. However, every patient’s dental issues are unique, so procedure times vary. All-on-4 dental implants achieve a new level of success because even patients who have experienced some bone loss in the rear jaw can still benefit from this procedure.

Have You Considered a Complete Smile Makeover?

Our team of cosmetic, general, and restorative dentists provides a full range of smile makeover treatments in addition to implants. A few of the more popular options include:

  • Clear aligners to straighten misaligned or crooked teeth.
  • Dental bridges to replace one or more missing teeth.
  • Porcelain crowns or veneers to fix a variety of tooth imperfections.
  • Professional teeth whitening to eliminate stains and discoloration.

The key to making the most cost-effective decision for your smile is knowing when to receive treatment. For example, undergoing a tooth whitening treatment may not be the most effective use of your time and money when you have teeth that are resistant to whitening. Instead, dental veneers can provide you with an evenly colored smile that corrects various other tooth imperfections.

Our goal at Dental Partners of Brookline is to provide you with the right treatment based on your needs and budget. Call us today to learn how we can help you.

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