Fixed Denture - Permanent Denture on Dental Implants

A denture is a replacement for missing teeth. A complete denture for the whole mouth replaces all natural and missing teeth in the mouth. A denture is also called a dental prosthesis.

A complete denture does not have any natural teeth to hold it in the mouth. Therefore, it should be placed on dental implants in each jaw. The dental implants hold the denture in its place in the mouth.

A complete denture without dental implants will cause wounds and bruises in the mouth while talking, eating, and chewing because it will not stay in one position in the mouth without the dental implants.

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A denture can be either removable or permanently fixed on dental implants. A fixed denture is permanently placed on the dental implants using screws. While a removable denture can be detached from the dental implants when not in use.

A removable denture placed on dental implants is also called Click Denture, Hybrid Denture, Click Teeth, Snap-On Denture, Denture with Push Button, Magnetic denture, Overdenture, Denture on dental implants.

Types of Complete Denture

There are 2 types of denture for the whole mouth: Removable denture, and Fixed denture

Removable Denture

In this, the denture is removable and not permanently fixed on dental implants. It is removed and cleaned daily. A removable

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denture needs at least 2 dental implants in each jaw (total 4 dental implants), while a fixed denture needs at least 4 dental implants (total 8 dental implants) in each jaw.

Fixed Denture

In this, the denture is permanently fixed on dental implants using screws. It requires cleaning by a dentist once in a few years. A fixed denture

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needs at least 4 dental implants in each jaw (total 8 dental implants), while a removable denture needs at least 2 dental implants (total 4 dental implants) in each jaw.

Cost of a Complete Denture with Dental Implants is - $ 2280

The average cost of a complete denture of 28 teeth for the whole mouth with 4 dental implants in each jaw (total 8 dental implants) is $ 16470 in USA and $ 2280 outside of USA at our clinic.

The total cost of a complete denture with dental implants consists of:

  • 8 Dental implants and a complete denture
  • Doctor’s consultation (Check-up, X-Ray)
  • Bone graft and sinus lift surgery (if required)
  • 3D CT Scan (CBCT) and a Stent (if required)

Bone graft and sinus lift surgery is done on a part of the jaw if has less bone to hold the dental implant. It adds artificial bone in the part of the jaw that holds the dental implant.

Example, the cost calculation of a complete denture of 28 teeth with 4 dental implants in each jaw (total 8 dental implants) is:

Item

Cost in USA

Cost Outside of USA

Complete Denture

$ 90 X 28 = $ 2520

$ 10 X 28 = $ 280

8 Dental Implants

$ 1680 X 8 = $ 13440

$ 250 X 8 = $ 2000

3D CT Scan (CBCT) and a Stent (if required)

$ 420

No Cost

Doctor’s Consultation (Check-up, X-Ray)

$ 90

No Cost

Total

$ 16470

$ 2280

  • Complete Denture:

Cost in USA

: $ 90 X 28 = 2520

Cost outside of USA

: $ 90 X 28 = 2520

  • 8 Dental Implants:

Cost in USA

: $ 1680 X 8 = 13440

Cost outside of USA

: $ 1680 X 8 = 13440

  • 3D CT Scan (CBCT) and a Stent (if required):

Cost in USA

: $ 420

Cost outside of USA

: No Cost

  • Doctor’s Consultation (Checkup, X-Ray):

Cost in USA

: $ 90

Cost outside of USA

: No Cost

  • Total:

Cost in USA

: $ 3450

Cost outside of USA

: $ 340

Bone graft or sinus lift surgery, if required, will cost $ 90 extra outside of USA at our clinic. But in USA, it costs $ 840 extra.

Procedure for Denture Placed on Dental Implants

A dental implant surgery is done in two parts. In the first part, dental implants are placed in the jaw bone, and in the second part, a denture is placed over the dental implants.

First Visit: The first visit is of 4-5 days. In this visit, dental implants are placed. It takes 45-60 minutes to insert one dental 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 2 months. During this period, you can wear a temporary denture it does not affect the healing.

Second Visit: The second visit is of 6-7 days. In this, a denture of 28 teeth is placed over the dental implants that were inserted in the jaws in the first visit. No healing time is required after this.

Precautions after Treatment

  • Eat soft food for 24 hours after the surgery
  • Avoid hot food and drinks for 24 hours after surgery
  • Do not drink from a straw for 24 hours
  • Do not spit or gargle or rinse harshly for 24 hours
  • Take prescribed medicine on time
  • Keep your teeth clean and maintain good oral hygiene.

Denture Alternative: Fixed Teeth (Dental Bridge)

Fixed teeth are a dental bridge of tooth crowns. Instead of a denture, fixed teeth can also be permanently placed on the dental implants.

Fixed teeth are better than a denture but cost more. Fixed teeth last longer than a denture, and do not discolor with time.

Read more about fixed teeth over dental implants in the whole mouth here.

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Fixed Teeth Vs Denture

Fixed Teeth (Dental Bridge)

  • In this, a dental bridge of tooth crowns is permanently fixed on the dental implants
  • Fixed teeth are stronger than a denture, and have longer life, but cost more

Denture

  • In this, a denture is placed on dental implants
  • A denture has a shorter life of 5-7 years
  • A denture is cheaper than fixed teeth

Material Used to Make Denture

There are 2 types material used to make dentures: Hard acrylic denture, and Flexible elastic denture.

1. Hard Acrylic Denture

An acrylic denture is harder than a flexible denture and stays more firm in the mouth. It is used in complete denture, and fixed

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denture on dental implants. A hard acrylic denture is used over dental implants because it stays firm in the mouth over dental implants.

2. Flexible Elastic Denture

A flexible denture is made from soft plastic and bends more than a hard acrylic denture. It is used only in partial denture and complete denture

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without dental implants. It cannot be used over dental implants because it can lose the hold of dental implants because of its softness.

Low Cost and Affordable Complete Denture for Whole Mouth

Medical Tourism

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 4 dental implants in each jaw (total 8

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dental implants) is $ 2280 which is 7 times lower than the average cost of $ 16470 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.

Read more about affordable dental treatment here.

Frequently Asked Questions​

FAQ

Question: Is it painful to place a denture on dental implants?

Answer: No, it is a completely painless procedure.

Question: Do you use anesthesia to reduce pain?
Answer: Yes, anesthesia is used to numb the mouth. You will be fully awake during the treatment and you will not feel any pain in the mouth.

FAQ

Question: How many days are required for the complete procedure of denture on dental implants?
Answer: The complete procedure of denture on dental implants takes 2 visits of 4-5 days with a gap of 2 months in between the visits.

Question: How long does a denture last?
Answer: A denture lasts for 5-7 years.

FAQ

Question: Do I need to visit the dentist more often after the treatment?
Answer: No, you do not need to visit the dentist more often, after the treatment is over.

Question: Does a denture look like a natural tooth?
Answer: Yes, a denture looks like natural teeth.

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