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Implant-Retained Dentures - Bloomington, IN

Repairing Broken Smiles with Dr. Barco

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If you have lost all of your teeth, you need a stable replacement option that looks beautiful and fits securely in your smile. Dentures are a common solution, but they may slip around or be uncomfortable. To help you enjoy life to the fullest even after total tooth loss, we offer dentures with dental implants in Bloomington. Dr. Barco uses the ATLANTIS™ Conus concept to place dental implants -- keep reading to find out just what that means for your smile.

About Implant Dentures

Dentures are a row of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. Traditional dentures rest on your gums and are secured using natural suction and possibly a denture adhesive for additional security. Many patients find traditional dentures to be uncomfortable, and they may lose their fit quickly. Implant dentures offer a better alternative. They fit securely onto implant posts that have been surgically placed beneath the gum line. Because the jawbone grows together with titanium implant posts, the denture enjoys the ultimate in security when supported by dental implants.

ATLANTIS™ Conus Concept

The ATLANTIS™ Conus placement method helps you enjoy a full, removable denture supported by sturdy dental implants. It is a simple and effective method for replacing a complete arch of teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Our team completes the step-by-step procedure in-house for wonderful convenience.

First, your dentist will examine your jaw, remove any remaining teeth, and take scans and X-rays of your mouth. This information is sent to the ATLANTIS lab, where the abutments (implant posts) are created. Once they are ready, Dr. Barco will install each abutment in the jaw and place soft tissue (gums) around the base. Then, a cap will be placed on each implant post. A safe polymer will then be introduced around the cap -- and once it has cured, the prosthetic will be placed on top.

Benefits of Implant Dentures

Implant dentures offer a wealth of advantages for patients who are already missing a full arch of teeth or are on the brink of total extraction. Some of the most notable benefits of this tooth replacement option are listed below.

  • Increased stability allows you to enjoy a balanced, nutritious diet
  • Implants stimulate the jaw to keep it healthy and whole
  • Less wear and tear on the dentures with increased security
  • Natural-looking tooth replacement
  • Easier cleaning with a removable prosthetic
  • Cost-effective tooth replacement option

Are They Right for You?

You can still live a happy, productive life even after total tooth loss. Most fully edentulous patients are eligible for this tooth replacement option. The only way to know for sure whether or not you can benefit from an implant-retained denture is to visit your implant dentist in Bloomington.

Get In Touch Today!

If you have lost an entire arch of teeth and/or are dealing with a loose or ill-fitting denture, find out how an implant-supported option can help you eat, speak, and smile with full confidence once again. We invite you to request an appointment today!