(Also called as Overdenture, Hybrid Denture, Click Denture, Click Teeth, Snap-On Denture)
A complete denture for whole mouth can be placed on either 2 or 4 implants per jaw. So, the whole mouth will have a total of either 4 or 8 implants that will firmly hold all 28 teeth of a complete denture in its position in the mouth.
A complete denture placed on implants is also called as implant supported denture, overdenture, hybrid denture, click denture, click teeth and snap-on denture in USA.
The average cost of a complete denture of 28 teeth with 2 implants on both jaws (total 4 implants) is $ 9750 in USA and $ 1280 outside of USA at our clinic.
A permanent dental bridge of fixed teeth can also be placed on implants instead of a removable denture. Fixed teeth are better than a removable denture but are expensive than a denture. Read more about fixed teeth on full mouth implants here.
A complete denture of whole mouth has 28 artificial teeth. So, there are no natural teeth to hold a complete denture in its position in the mouth. Therefore, minimum 2 implants are inserted in both jaws to hold a complete denture in its place in the mouth.
There are 2 types of denture on implants:
In this, the denture is supported by 2 implants in each jaw. However, a denture on 4 implants in a jaw gives better results than 2 implants.
In this, the denture is supported by 4 implants in a jaw. A denture on 4 implants is held better in mouth than a denture on 2 implants.
Example, the cost calculation of a complete denture of 28 teeth with 2 implants in each jaw (total 4 implants) is:
Bone graft and sinus lift surgery is done on a part of the jaw if it has less bone to hold the implant. It adds artificial bone in the part of the jaw that holds the implant.
A complete denture is very expensive in USA, but you can save a lot of money by traveling to an affordable location outside of USA for 4-5 days for the dental treatment.
For example, at our clinic, the cost of a complete denture with implants is $ 1280 which is 8 times lower than the average cost of $ 9750 in USA. So, you can save a lot of money, and at the same time enjoy a free holiday trip.
Read more about dental tourism here.
An implant surgery is done in two parts. In first part, implants are placed and in second part, a denture is placed over the implants.
First Visit: The first visit is of 4-5 days. In this visit, implants are placed. It takes 45-60 minutes to insert each implant. After the surgery, you can resume your daily work after 2-3 days. The denture is not yet placed in this surgery because the bone needs time to heal completely.
Healing / Waiting Time: The healing / waiting time is of minimum 2 months. During this period, you can wear a temporary denture if does not affect the healing.
Second Visit: The second visit is of 8-10 days. In this a complete denture of 28 teeth is placed over the implants that were inserted in the jaws in the first visit. No healing time is required after this.