Implant Dentures - How Long Do They Last and What Do They Cost?
Dr Mark Cull has over 16 years experience placing dental implants, including implant dentures. If you are missing teeth, you have probably considered getting implants.
We get asked a lot of questions when it comes to implants, and today we would love to help you learn more about implant dentures.
What are Implant Dentures?
Implant dentures, also known as implant retained dentures, snap-on implant dentures, implant over-dentures.
Dental implants (screws) are placed in your jawbone and connect with the abutment in the implant denture. The implant denture can be fixed or removable depending on your needs. The implant denture clicks or "snaps" into place and keeps the denture secure and in place in your mouth. This is a great alternative to traditional dentures, which can be annoying, move around, uncomfortable and difficult to keep in place.
What types of implant dentures are there?
Fixed Implant Dentures - permanently fixed in place;
Removable Implant Dentures - you can remove them.
How much do Implant Dentures Cost in Australia?
We would love to give you an answer, but it's just impossible to know. Every single mouth is unique. The cost of dental implants is determined on a case by case basis, taking into account your individual needs and circumstance, and based on the complexity of the case itself.
Are implant dentures removable?
Yes. You can remove the implant denture. Your dentist should help you learn how to safely and carefully take it in and out.
Are implant dentures permanent or fixed?
Yes, there are implant dentures that are permanently fixed. They are made to stay in place and not be removed.
They can look and feel like your natural teeth and often much more comfortable than traditional dentures.
You can learn more about implants here.
Are implant dentures affordable?
Yes, we think they are. If you are missing teeth and are looking for a long term solution, then implant dentures might be the most cost effective solution for you.
There is often an increased investment initially, but the average cost and maintenance compared to a traditional denture over a 10-20 year period is by far better.
How long do Implant Dentures last?
Generally speaking, you can expect implant dentures to last anywhere from 10-20 years. They are a long term investment that are very durable.
The have high clinical success rate.
How do implant dentures work?
Two or more implants are used to stabilised an upper or lower denture. The more implants that are used, the smaller the denture can become and the more stable it is.
Implants are placed into your gums (bone) and the denture has attachments that fit on top of the implants. This keeps the implant in place.
What is the difference between fixed implants and removable implant dentures?
The fixed implants stay permanently in place and cannot be removed and, as the name suggests, removable implant dentures can be removed by yourself. For example, it can be removed daily for cleaning.
Why Choose Mark Cull to Place your Dental Implants?
Top Implant Student In The World
Global Institute of Dental Implants
Dr Mark Cull graduated top of the class, academic achievement has been graduating from Global Institute of Dental Implants (top student in the world) and Loma Linda University with top class Honours. Mark has a special interest in dental implants and has a genuine passion for treating patients with implants.
Dr Mark Cull has been in dental industry for over 41 years and has practiced as a dentist in Gympie for 22 years. He's a local that loves looking after people from his home town.
Regularly Places Implants
Mark frequently places implants, and he has been at the forefront of Implant dentistry since 2006. In fact Mark studied and learnt from the best in America. (He doesn't tell many people this, but he didn't just complete his Master Clinician in Implants course, he topped the class).
Experience, Knowledge & Technology
Dr Mark ensures his knowledge, techniques, equipment and care are the most modern available. He is constantly learning and researching the latest technology in machines and scanners. He works very closely with international implant companies who provide the high quality fixtures.
If you feel like you need to learn more about implants then we have a great video that explains it.
If you are thinking of replacing a tooth with a dental implant, please speak to Dr Mark Cull.
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