Can I get implant dentures in phases? I can’t afford implant dentures all at once, so I wonder if I can get a quality denture first and get implants later. For the last 20 years, I have worn dentures. Cheap dentures don’t last long, and I need another pair. I’m tired of needing dentures so often, and they loosen within a few months. Besides, I’ve noticed my face drooping after so many years with no teeth. Can I get dentures now and dental implants as an add-on later? – Thanks Krystal
With planning, you can get a new quality denture to accommodate dental implants later. We recommend scheduling an appointment with an advanced cosmetic dentist who offers dental implants. You can get natural-looking dentures and plan treatment to add dental implants later.
Since you have experienced jawbone shrinkage, a 3D CT scan will measure your bone volume to determine whether you need bone grafting before dental implants. If so, your new dentist and oral surgeon (if applicable) will include bone grafting in your treatment plan.
Schedule consultations with dentists trained in cosmetic and implant dentistry or partner with an oral surgeon or periodontist for implant surgery. The dentists will coordinate your care and explain your options for getting dentures retrofitted for dental implants. Prepare for the consultations by listing your questions about the procedure and payment options to make implant overdentures affordable.
David Finley, DDS, a Monroe, Louisiana, accredited cosmetic dentist and Academy of General Dentistry Fellow, sponsors this post. Read how Dr. Finley and his team work to provide some of the best dental care in Monroe.