Elite Dental Care in Naples offers both traditional and permanent dentures. Traditional, removable dentures remain one of the most common and affordable options for patients who have lost all their teeth. Implant-supported, or permanent, dentures are another option for replacing all teeth on the upper or lower arch.
At Elite Dental Care, we will work with you to identify the solution that will work best for your needs and budget. Whichever solution you choose, you can expect a comfortable, natural looking smile when you complete treatment.
Premium Denture Technology
Dr. Chavez and her team stay current with the latest techniques and technology for providing the most comfortable, natural looking tooth replacement.
Our traditional and implant-supported dentures are carefully fitted using 3D imaging technology to ensure your comfort. We use only the highest quality materials to ensure a natural looking, durable appliance.
Traditional dentures are the most affordable option for replacing a full arch (that is, all upper or lower teeth) or multiple missing teeth that are not appropriate for a bridge. Like a bridge, partial dentures rest on surrounding teeth to fill in the gaps where one or more teeth are missing. But unlike a bridge, partial dentures are fully removable by the wearer.
It takes a little time to adapt to full or partial dentures, but many people find that they reclaim much of their original function and aesthetics with their denture in place.
Did you know?
Dentures require gentle care and frequent cleaning. Once you get your new dentures, you’ll need to:
- Keep them moist at all times by soaking them in a denture solution when not in use
- Gently brush your dentures daily using a soft-bristled tooth brush
- Be careful not to drop your dentures, as they may break
- Avoid exposing your denture to hot temperatures that could cause warping
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures, also known as snap-in dentures, are are anchored in place by titanium rods (the implant) surgically embedded into the jaw bone. The denture is then attached to the implants.
With implant-supported dentures, you can smile, eat, and speak with confidence. They look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth.
Implant supported dentures typically require 4 to 5 implants for the upper arch and 2 for the lower arch. If you are interested in learning more, please give us a call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Chavez. She will be happy to answer all your questions and provide more detail about what to expect.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for implant supported dentures?
You may be a candidate for an implant supported denture if you are missing all of your upper or lower teeth and have enough jawbone to support artificial tooth roots. If you don’t have sufficient bone structure, we may recommend undergoing a grafting procedure to help build up the jaw in preparation for implants.
What should I expect if I undergo an implant procedure?
Getting implant supported dentures is a multi-step process that generally requires 2 in-office surgeries performed several months apart.
During the first visit, implants will be secured within their designated locations inside the jaw. They will then be left to heal over a period of 6 to 9 months. You may be fitted for temporary dentures to wear during this time.
At the conclusion of your waiting period, you’ll return to your provider’s office to have the implants re-exposed and the an abutment (the part that the denture is attached to) secured to them. You will also be fitted for your final dentures, which will contain connective hardware for easy attachment.
How will I need to care for my implant supported dentures?
Although implant-supported dentures are designed to remain in place without slipping, they can (and should) be removed each night for cleaning. You’ll also need to carefully brush around each attachment and soak them nightly.