Dental Implants for Dentures

You Have Other Options Than Dentures:

Mrs. Smith, 65, had worn full dentures for about 10 years. She lost her teeth due to gum disease and decay at an early age and was given full dentures. She remembers when she first got the dentures: “big, clonky pieces of plastic which were really tough to get used to. It caused me to gag a lot, and the best I could eat were mashed potatoes and pureed apples. It never really fit well, so I started getting sore spots all the time. My dentist tried to reline them a few times, but it would only remain comfortable for a short time. Over the next several years, I had to get more relines as the dentures seemed to have less hold on my jaw bone. Dentures got thicker and heavier and would slip all the time. It was not till recently that I realized my jaw bone was gradually melting away from the pressure of dentures on my gums. I tried using denture glues, but they didn’t really work well and I was spending a lot of money. The denture is so loose now that I cannot keep it in place, even during normal talking. It’s really embarrassing. I like to go out a lot and spend time with family and friends. And I also like to eat. But just can’t. It’s just horrible.”

Mrs. Smith had two dental implants placed during a 30-minute procedure under IV sedation, and was allowed to heal for 6 weeks before a new overdenture was made for her. It has attachments that fit over the implants and snaps into place. She has been using the new prosthesis for about a year and is very pleased and happy with it. She is social again and enjoying her favorite foods. She is saving money by not having to buy denture adhesives.

Stories like this are not uncommon. People are living longer and healthier lives, and dentures aren’t compatible with an active and healthy lifestyle. In addition, denture-wearers may have difficulty getting proper nutrition. But you don’t have to put up with dentures. There are better solutions.

Questions You Might Have:

    • What are my treatment choices?
    • Can I get a fixed denture that does not come out?
    • What will I be able to eat? Does it look natural?
    • What is the ‘Teeth-In-A-Day’ concept?
    • Do I have enough bone for implants?
    • How many implants do I need?
    • How long do I have to wait before I get my new prosthesis?
    • What do I use while the implants are healing?
    • Am I too old for implants?
    • How much is it?
    • Does it hurt?

How to learn more about your treatment options?

We offer several ways for you to learn more about dental implants and treatment options that best meets your needs. Please select one to proceed:

>> Personal Comprehensive Evaluation (BEST OPTION):

  • This is a comprehensive evaluation
  • You will meet with Dr. Kazemi for complete examination, review of your X-rays and detailed discussion of your treatment options.
  • This is a regular appointment which can be scheduled on any day and time that works for you.
  • The fee is $175 which will be credited toward any procedure should you decide to proceed.

>> Dental Implant Open House:

  • Held first and third Thursday of every month from 4:30 pm -5:00 pm
  • This is free to attend
  • You will have the opportunity to see our office, meet Dr. Kazemi, get general information about implants, and speak to our financial coordinator for payment options.
  • No actual evaluation or review of X-rays is offered during open house

>> 1-On-1 Personal Meeting:

  • This is a complimentary 15-minute meeting with Dr. Kazemi
  • This is offered only on Mondays, from 11 AM – 12 PM, first come first serve
  • A brief examination is done and if you have existing X-rays, he will review them with you.
  • Your treatment options are briefly discussed

>> Online / Telephone Evaluation:

  • This is 30-minute online / telephone evaluation
  • You can send any available records you have (i.e. X-rays, photos, letters, etc.) in advance.
  • You can then discuss your needs, ask questions, and get guidance on best treatment approach
  • The fee is $175 which will be credited toward any procedure should you decide to proceed.