Marietta Implant-Retained Dentures

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Secure Your Denture with Dental Implants

If you’ve experienced significant tooth loss in one or both arches, you’re not alone. In fact, an estimated 35 million Americans don’t have any remaining natural teeth. Previously, the only option to replace your missing teeth involved a traditional denture. Although they’ve undergone several enhancements to improve their fit and function, they will always have their limitations. You’re not out of options. You can enjoy a close replica of your real teeth using implant-supported dentures in Marietta. At Leading Edge Dentistry, we’ll stabilize your smile using the security of dental implants.

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

A traditional full denture is made from a digital impression of your mouth to create a custom-fit base that’s held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. While this offers a convenient solution, it won’t feel natural, and you’ll need to have it replaced every few years.

As an alternative, we can anchor your denture to your jawbone using 4 to 10 dental implants. This does more than just stabilize your denture. It also replaces the roots of your teeth, allowing you to enjoy several advantages, like a nearly perfect success rate.

Am I A Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?

If you’ve experienced significant tooth loss and a traditional denture didn’t give you the results you wanted, you might be a candidate for an implant-retained denture. We’ll need to perform a thorough consultation to review your oral, medical, and lifestyle history. We’ll also review a CT scan to ensure your jawbone can support the dental implants. In some cases, we might recommend additional procedures before your placement surgery, like periodontal therapy or bone grafting. This ensures your new smile has the healthy foundation it needs to thrive.

The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants will require a multi-step treatment process that will take several months; however, it’s time well-spent because your new smile can last for decades.

After you’ve healed from any previous treatments, you’re scheduled for your placement surgery. Sedation or anesthesia is used to ensure your comfort as titanium implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone. You’ll spend the next several weeks healing as your jawbone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration.

Once your jaw has healed, special fixtures are placed on each post and your custom-made denture is attached. You can chew, speak, and smile confidently knowing it looks and feels natural.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Using dental implants to secure your denture offers several benefits, including:

  • Over a 95% success rate
  • Looks and feels natural
  • Regain 70% of your biting force
  • Preserves your jawbone’s density
  • Supports your facial tissues
  • Eliminates slipping and irritation
  • Easy maintenance and care
  • Long-term solution
  • Cost-effective

Rebuild Your Smile Today!

You don’t need to settle for anything less than the best. If you’re ready to enjoy a close replica of your natural smile, it’s time to see if you’re a candidate for an implant-retained denture. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dental implants.


What Our Other Patients Are Saying

cathryn Abney
cathryn Abney
December 6, 2022
Great work, great staff!
Charlotte Fairchild
Charlotte Fairchild
November 18, 2022
If you like pretty teeth, smart dentists and gentle dental hygienists, with no amalgams, this is the best place for dental work!
Jane Sullivan
Jane Sullivan
March 29, 2022
Dr. Howard has been my dentist for many years. He and his staff are always welcoming, knowledgeable and highly competent, while ensuring my comfort and health.
Chris Hall
Chris Hall
March 29, 2022
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! This office is amazing! When I arrive for my hygiene visits, the front staff is always very friendly! I don’t have to wait long for the hygienist to bring me back and throughout the visit she explains each step. The doctor is very thorough in reviewing the recommended treatment. When I had to have treatment completed- the doctor explained each step of the procedure. The numbing injection was painless and they made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure. My whole family (including my 2 kids) does not mind visiting the dentist anymore. Dr. Howard and his team are wonderful!
Amy Bishop
Amy Bishop
August 19, 2021
I have been a patient for 25+ years. Dr. Howard and his staff are wonderful. He makes sure that any procedure is painless. I recently had some cosmetic dentistry work performed and could not be more pleased with the results. The changes look very natural and I wish I had done it sooner. Dr. Howard spent a lot of time designing a new smile for me. He provided pictures of what to expect afterwards and it exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Leading Edge Dentistry. They are true professionals.
shirley mayfield
shirley mayfield
February 23, 2021
Every time I go to Dr. Howard for dental care I am greeted with smiles and kind words. The front desk staff are always willing to help. I never wait for more than 5 minutes. The clinical staff are excellent at their job and taking care of my needs as well. All my questions are answered. The staff and Dr. Howard makes sure I am comfortable before and during any procedure. Dr. Howard is an extremely knowledgeable and gifted dentist. I am always pleased with the results and feel I am getting the best care around. They truly are a group worth smiling about.
Mark Telling
Mark Telling
November 17, 2020
I've been a patient of Dr. Howard's for many years and have received outstanding care by him and his staff. He has done excellent work on various crowns and I highly recommend his practice for all your dental needs.
Brenda Purcell
Brenda Purcell
May 20, 2020
I had my regular dental check up at Dr. Howard's practice yesterday since this pandemic stuff started. I was a little nervous, because this was my first visit to an establishment like this since the shutdown. I had nothing to worry about. It was an extremely pleasant experience and I felt comfortable from the very initial contact. The office staff were efficient, and made the revised check-in process to ensure the pandemic procedures were followed seem effortless. I only had to wait a couple of minutes for my appointment and was seated in a separate room from other in-coming patients. During the COVID-19 shutdown, Dr. Howard kept his patients informed on all the additional precautions he was taking to ensure that both patients and staff are protected from the virus. I was very impressed with his efforts and the new ventilation system. The office, while always clean and fresh, seemed even more so, if possible. I felt totally comfortable during the whole visit. I trust Dr. Howard and his staff and appreciate all they do.
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