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Implant Dentures — Crookston, MN

Reclaim Your Teeth with Confidence

Older man in Crookston with implant dentures

Traditional dentures were once considered a huge deal in the fight against tooth loss. Now, they can seem a bit dated and leave a lot to be desired, especially with all the incredible advancements that modern dental technology has made. Renu Dental in Crookston offers implant dentures that combine advanced dental implant technology with a high-quality prosthetic to create a sturdier and more permanent solution for missing teeth. Dr. Tiara Applequist has the training and the knowledge to help you get your smile back.

Why Choose Renu Dental for Implant Dentures?

  • Applequist Is Highly Trained In Implant Placement
  • Multiple Payment Plans Available For Financing
  • Sedation Dentistry Is Available For Anxious Patients

What Are Implant Dentures?

Example of an implant denture from Renu Dental

An implant denture combines the benefits of a dental implant and the convenience of a denture, effectively creating a better kind of denture that can be tailored to your needs. Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots made of titanium that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. These serve as a secure anchor for the denture, providing a sturdy, lifelike, and functional smile. Depending on your preferences, Dr. Applequist may recommend one of two types of implanted dentures after your consultation: fixed, or removable.

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

This type of denture is secured in place, making removal only possible by Dr. Applequist. This type of implant denture is typically positioned on top of four to six dental implants, providing the sturdiest attachment possible. This kind of attachment is preferred in most cases, but some patients may not have enough jawbone density to support it.

Removable Implant Dentures

The second option for implanted dentures is a removable attachment. While this means that your prosthetic needs to be removed each night for cleaning, fewer dental implants are required to connect the clips or sockets that hold the denture in place. So, even if you aren’t a good candidate for a fixed implant denture, you may still qualify for a removable one that only requires two to five implants.

The Implant Denture Procedure

Older man in Crookston about to get implant dentures

Because implant dentures are a more permanent solution, there are several stages of planning and execution involved in their placement. At Renu Dental, Dr. Applequist has the training and experience to perform every stage, eliminating the need to refer you to outside specialists.

Consultation: The first step on your implant denture journey is an initial consultation. Dr. Applequist will gather information on your remaining teeth, gums, and jawbone using X-rays and other diagnostic tools. With this data, she’ll create a customized treatment plan for future appointments.

Preliminary Treatments: If Dr. Applequist finds any issues such as the presence of gum disease, she’ll need to treat those first. Depending on the complexities of this step, it could take a few visits.

Implant Surgery: When the big day finally arrives, Dr. Applequist will perform the implant surgery. Your mouth will be numbed and each implant is placed in a precise location in the thickest parts of your jawbone.

Once this is done, a digital impression of your mouth is created, and you may be fitted with a temporary denture to help you heal while your new permanent denture is fabricated. After a couple of months, your new implants fuse with your jawbone via osseointegration and become incredibly sturdy.

Placement: After your implants have fully integrated and your denture arrives, Dr. Applequist will call you in for final placement. In this appointment, the denture is placed over the implants and secured, creating the final dazzling result.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

Older woman in Crookston smiling with implant dentures

Most patients in good oral health can be candidates for implant dentures. During your consultation, Dr. Applequist will assess your oral fitness and explain your options. As long as there are no major dental problems like periodontal disease or major tooth decay, your mouth should be well enough for the surgery required.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Older men in Crookston smiling with implant dentures

Implant dentures have several great benefits over traditional dentures, including:

  • Enhanced Stability: Implant dentures stay securely in place, preventing slippage or discomfort.
  • Painless: Most patients don’t even need to have their mouth numbed with local anesthetic to feel comfortable during the direct bonding procedure.
  • Natural Look and Feel: Enjoy a natural-looking smile that’s resistant to staining and is cavity-proof.
  • Improved Chewing Function: Eat your favorite foods again stress-free. No more dentures getting dislodged.
  • Long-Term Durability: With proper care, implanted dentures can last a lifetime.

Without a healthy set of teeth, your quality of life drops significantly, but Dr. Applequist is ready and able to help you achieve a stress-free smile with implant dentures at Renu Dental in Crookston. Call today to schedule your consultation and step on the road to restoration.