senior couple hugging and smilingDental implants allow for great tooth replacement solutions. They let us replace your teeth with functional prosthetics that look great and let you bite and chew normally. All implant dentures are better than traditional dentures, but that doesn’t mean that all implant dentures are created equal. Instead, implant dentures have significant differences in appearance and function. This might mean that you could invest in dental implants and implant dentures but still be unhappy with the look of your dentures. You might still find yourself unable to eat your favorite foods.

At Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, we utilize implant dentures designed to look great, feel great, and function wonderfully. This blog will help you understand what distinguishes our implant dentures from others. To find out which is best for you, let our Savannah implant dentists explain the differences to you in person. They can evaluate your situation, listen to your goals, and show how you might benefit from our implant dentures. 

Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant dentures are a generic category and can refer to many different types. It’s worth noting that the most affordable type of implant denture is the simple implant-retained denture. 

In this type of implant denture, dental implants mostly serve to keep the denture from falling out of place. This gives implant-retained dentures significant stability. 

Like traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures sit on your gums, and they direct most of the chewing force to your gums. You get some improved bite force in the front, but your chewing might not improve much compared to traditional dentures. If you try to chew naturally, it might dislodge or damage this type of denture. 

Denture Fountain of Youth® Implant Dentures

The Denture Fountain of Youth® was designed here in Savannah as an alternative to traditional dentures. Using detailed and careful fitting procedures, the Denture Fountain of Youth® provides better fit and function even without dental implants. Add dental implants, and this solution becomes highly effective. 

Denture Fountain of Youth® implant dentures can be implant-retained or implant-supported dentures. Whatever type they are, they will likely offer improved function compared to traditional dentures in the same configuration. 

In addition, Denture Fountain of Youth® implant dentures give you rejuvenating benefits. Because the Denture Fountain of Youth® replaces not just the volume of lost teeth but also the lost volume of bone. This restores your youthful proportions and can reduce the appearance of:

  • Wrinkles
  • Folds
  • Jowls
  • Turkey neck or turkey wattle
  • Witch’s chin

Plus many more signs of facial aging. Unlike the generic teeth used in most implant dentures, the Denture Fountain of Youth® uses a customizable design based on the latest developments in cosmetic dentistry. You can choose your new smile, whether it’s the smile of your dreams or the smile of your youth. 

With the outstanding fit of the Denture Fountain of Youth ®, you will enjoy greater denture comfort, including less pain in your gums and less jaw pain, headaches, and neck pain linked to temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD).

All-on-4 Implant Dentures

All-on-4 implant dentures are a proprietary implant denture solution that attempts to maximize the function of dentures while minimizing the cost of implant dentures. The system controls costs by limiting the number of dental implants it uses and streamlining the process. 

The procedure does offer some benefits:

  • Low cost
  • Short procedure
  • Unlikely to require a bone graft

As we noted above, the All-on-4 implant denture system streamlines the procedure and uses fewer dental implants to give results. Just four implants can replace an entire arch of teeth. The procedure is relatively short because it’s all designed to be standard. Dentists trained in the procedure can perform it quickly if they have experience, letting you get your new teeth quickly, often that same day. 

However, the procedure does have drawbacks, including:

  • Sacrificing healthy bone
  • Less attractive dentures

All-on-4 implant dentures use engineering to maximize the stability and function of implants and dentures using fewer implants. To do this often requires significant reshaping of your bones. Think of it as digging out the foundation of a house: there’s little accommodation made for individual characteristics. Although this is highly effective at establishing the initial foundation, it leaves less safety margin in cases of bone loss around the implants. 

Speaking of a lack of individuality, design options for All-on-4 implant dentures are limited. You will likely end up with a generic smile made with plastic teeth. In addition, aggressive bone removal can sometimes contribute to facial aging.

CeraSmile® Implant Dentures

CeraSmile® is the next stage in implant denture development. It takes all the insights of the Denture Fountain of Youth® system and integrates them into a new implant system designed from the ground up using advanced ceramic dentures technology. 

CeraSmile® implant dentures are zirconia dentures–a type of ceramic stronger than the titanium used for most dental implants. These customized dentures use the latest technology and techniques in cosmetic dentistry to create beautiful, natural-looking ceramic dentures. These ceramic dentures are fully supported by dental implants, which will give you maximum chewing force. You also won’t experience the discomfort of having your gums pinched under your implant dentures. 

Plus, CeraSmile® implant dentures harmonize with your jaw bones. The procedure might use 4, 6, or 8 dental implants as necessary to give you the best function possible. In addition, your Savannah implant dentist will remove as little bone as possible, helping to preserve the natural structures that tend to degrade over time. Not only does this provide more margin for future bone loss, but it also helps CeraSmile® restore your youthful facial proportions. This helps you look younger by reducing or eliminating the signs of facial aging we discussed when discussing the Denture Fountain of Youth®. 

Find the Best Implant Dentures in Savannah

Are you considering different implant denture options? It’s important to understand the costs and benefits associated with each one. Remember, not all costs are monetary. Some cost you in function, comfort, and precious natural assets. 

To discuss your implant denture options in Savannah, please call (912) 234-8282 or use our online form to request an appointment at Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, located in the Victorian District of Savannah.