Implant Dentures – Mineola, NY

A Full Set of Teeth You Can Trust

If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, you may have tried dentures. However, dentures alone are often uncomfortable and unreliable. Not to mention, they only last about seven years at most before you have to replace them entirely. If you’re frustrated with the inconveniences of traditional dentures, it may be time to consider implant dentures in Mineola. By securing a custom-made denture onto a small number of dental implants, you get a full set of teeth you can trust. Learn how our team at Meadowbrook Dental Care can rebuild your smile by calling us today!


Why Choose Meadowbrook Dental Care for Implant Dentures? 

  • Dental Implants Placed In-House for Added Convenience
  • Relaxing Dental Sedation Options Available
  • Convenient Appointment Times on Evenings & Weekends

What Are Implant Dentures?

Illustrated implant denture in Mineola being placed

Instead of simply resting on your gums, implant dentures are anchored onto dental implants. These small titanium posts mimic the roots of your missing teeth and keep your denture firmly in place. As a result, your new teeth will look, feel, and function almost exactly like your old ones did.

Depending on your specific needs and preferences, our dentists may recommend one of the two types of implant dentures.

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

A fixed implant denture can only be removed by an implant dentist in Mineola. That, coupled with the fact that you can brush and floss it while it’s still in your mouth, makes it feel like you never lost any teeth in the first place. It typically requires between four and six implants for support, so you must have enough jawbone density to support these posts.

Removable Implant Dentures

If you’re already used to the routine of taking out your dentures to clean them, you might prefer a removable implant denture. This prosthetic can be held in place with either ball sockets or clips and can be removed whenever you would like. Because this solution only requires two to five implants on average, it may be possible to receive it even if you have bone loss in your jaw.

The Implant Dentures Process

Senior man in dental chair smiling next to dental assistant brushing dentures

Getting implant dentures takes multiple appointments and several months, but the result will be well worth the wait! The steps in the process usually include:

  • Preparatory treatments – Some patients require certain procedures, such as bone grafting or gum disease therapy, to ensure their mouths are ready to accommodate implant dentures.
  • Implant surgery – The dental implants are placed directly into your jaw. At Meadowbrook Dental Care, we can handle this procedure in-house instead of referring you to an oral surgeon.
  • Osseointegration – Over the next few months, the implants fuse with the jawbone.
  • Abutments – You might receive metal attachments on top of your implants.
  • Denture placement – After your denture has been designed and created by a dental lab, we can finally secure it onto your implants.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

Close up of illustrated model of implant denture

Almost any generally healthy adult who has lost most or all of their teeth would make a good candidate for implant dentures. The primary requirements would be good general health, decent oral health, sufficient jawbone density, and a dedication to maintaining oral hygiene after receiving dental implants.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Senior man and woman brushing their teeth together

Compared to regular dentures, there are countless benefits of securing a denture onto dental implants in Mineola, such as:

  • Easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Improved oral health
  • Jawbone stimulation that helps you maintain a youthful glow
  • The confidence that your teeth won’t slip
  • Ability to chew virtually any food you want
  • A set of teeth that can last for 30+ years with the right care