Implant-Supported Dentures Are a Stable Tooth Replacement Solution

Implant-Supported Dentures in Cleveland, TN | Mini Implants

If you were in charge of building a bridge, do you think it would be more stable by simply connecting the two ends to land with nothing in between or by continuously supporting the bridge with pillars from below? We’re no engineers, but the bridge supported from below seems like it would be much more sturdy. The same is true with your tooth replacement options. Traditional bridges are only connected to your other teeth from above, while conventional dentures only rest on top of your gums. Neither is as stable as restorations supported from below by dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are the new standard in full tooth replacement and recently have become an even more attractive option thanks to mini dental implants.

Understanding Dental Implants

Implant-Supported Dentures in Cleveland, TN | Mini ImplantsFor patients considering tooth replacement options, dental implants have long been the gold standard in terms of stability and functionality. They consist of a two-piece titanium post that can support bridges, crowns, and dentures. However, traditional implants come with several issues that make them far from ideal. Their larger size means they have a more invasive placement procedure and a long healing timeline. It can take anywhere from three months to a year for them to fully fuse with your jawbone. Sometimes, they also require a bone graft procedure, which adds more time to the healing process.

Mini dental implants solve all of these problems. Their smaller size allows us to place them without incisions or stitches. This minimally invasive procedure is done quickly and is perfect for patients with anxiety about an invasive surgical procedure. They also have a much faster healing time: approximately 3-4 weeks compared to the months needed for larger implants. Plus, we can load mini implants with new teeth immediately after placement. With crowns and bridges, we can often place your final restoration on the same day, thanks to our in-office crown and bridge lab.

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Finally, their simpler placement and faster healing timeline make mini dental implants more affordable than traditional implants. This allows them to be an option for a wider range of patients, making tooth replacement affordable to budgets of all sizes.

Implant-Supported Denture Options

Implant-supported dentures are far more stable than traditional removable dentures, thanks to mini implants. We can use anywhere from 4 to 12 mini implants to keep your prosthetic stable and to help provide better functionality than older dentures. The dentures come in varying levels of removability and stability, depending on what you’re looking for.

Snap-on Dentures

Also called overdentures, this prosthetic is removable like traditional dentures but provides the stability of 4-8 mini implants. It also eliminates much of the pink plastic base that conventional dentures have, allowing you to taste food more normally. In certain cases, we can convert an older denture to a snap-on denture with mini implants.


Even though it’s called a roundhouse bridge, this prosthetic is designed to replace all your teeth on top or bottom. It completely eliminates the pink plastic base and offers increased stability when connecting to 6-10 mini implants. It is only removed by an implant dentist like Dr. Beard for professional cleaning.

Fixed Roundhouse Bridge

This permanent mono roundhouse denture is cemented to 10-12 mini implants, offering the ultimate stability and functionality. With its durable zirconia design, this denture will last a lifetime if properly cared for.

Making Implant-Supported Dentures Affordable

One of the biggest concerns about implant dentures is the cost. At The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe affordable dental care should be available to all. That’s why we’ll work with your insurance company to ensure you get the most from your benefits. We also offer financing options from multiple lending partners, who provide affordable monthly payment options.

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Schedule Your Free Implant Consultation Today

If you need to replace your teeth or are sick of dealing with loose dentures, an implant-supported denture stabilized by mini dental implants will return the quality of life you’ve been missing. Call us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about what mini dental implants have to offer for your tooth replacement.

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