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Ruthye's Implant-Retained Dentures—Jupiter, FL

Why Ruthye Chose Juno Beach Smiles for Her Smile Makeover

Why Ruthye Wanted to Change Her Smile

Ruthye was having some major issues with her upper full denture. It wasn’t fitting very well, moving around constantly, and she was experiencing quite a bit of discomfort because of it. She was really afraid that they would fly out of her mouth while she was talking. She simply wanted a great looking set of teeth that didn’t cause her any pain, and Dr. Keuning was able to give it to her using just two dental implants. Now, Ruthye says she loves showing off her “Hollywood” smile.

Why Ruthye Got an Implant-Retained Denture

Regular dentures are usually held in place one of two ways. Either they have metal clasps that hook around neighboring teeth, or they sit directly on the gum line using natural suction/denture adhesive. With implant-retained dentures, however, the prosthetic is secured directly to the jawbone using small titanium posts that simulate tooth roots. These not only make the denture much more stable compared to traditional ones, but they also prevent the jawbone atrophy that is common after tooth loss. Basically, you get a better fit that is also guaranteed to last much longer (as well as a much stronger bite).

Implant-Retained Dentures FAQ

What is the procedure like to get an implant-retained denture?

This can vary from patient to patient depending on their needs, but in most cases, the implant process can be broken down into two main phases: placement and restoration. After a consultation with our team, we’ll surgically place the implant posts into your jawbone using a minor surgery. You’ll be given a few weeks or months to heal (during which you’ll wear a temporary denture), and once your jawbone and gums are ready, we’ll attach the new denture directly to the implants.

Does getting an implant-retained denture hurt?

To hear Ruthye talk about it, not at all! She was very frank about how she didn’t want to experience any pain, and Dr. Keuning ensured that she didn’t. Thanks to modern-day dental techniques, most patients describe feeling little to no discomfort either during or after implant placement.

How much does an implant-retained denture cost?

The price of an implant denture can differ from person to person depending on a few factors, such as how many implants are needed, what kind of denture will be placed (full or partial), and if a patient needs any procedures beforehand to safely receive implants (such as a tooth extraction or bone graft). We will go over the price of your particular procedure when you come to see us for a consultation, and you’ll also be able to talk to our team about how insurance and financing can help make the cost more manageable.

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