Implant-supported dentures offer a remarkable alternative to traditional dentures, providing improved stability, comfort, and functionality. By securely anchoring the dentures to dental implants, patients can enjoy the confidence and convenience of a beautiful smile. Each patient’s case is unique, and the precise number of implants needed will be determined during a comprehensive evaluation and consultation.

How Implant-Supported Dentures Work?

Implant-supported dentures consist of two main components: dental implants and custom-made dentures. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone. These implants serve as artificial tooth roots, providing a sturdy foundation for the dentures.

During the implant placement procedure, the dental implants are carefully positioned into the jawbone. Over time, osseointegration occurs, where the jawbone fuses with the implants, creating a strong and stable connection.

Once the implants have integrated with the jawbone, the custom-made dentures are attached to the implants using specialized attachments or connectors. These attachments secure the dentures, providing excellent stability and preventing them from slipping or shifting during everyday activities.

Implant-supported dentures can be customized to match your natural teeth in size, shape, and color, providing a natural and aesthetically pleasing smile. The result is a restoration that blends seamlessly with your existing teeth, enhancing your overall facial appearance and boosting your self-confidence.

Upper Jaw

The number of dental implants needed for implant-supported dentures in the upper jaw can vary depending on several factors, including the patient’s specific case and desired outcome. Generally, a minimum of four dental implants is often recommended to ensure sufficient support and stability for the dentures because the upper jawbone tends to be softer and less dense resulting in the need for additional support.

Lower Jaw

The placement of dental implants in the lower jaw is generally more straightforward compared to the upper jaw. The bone density in the lower jaw is often higher, providing a stable foundation for implant placement. Typically, a minimum of two dental implants is required to secure implant-supported dentures in the lower jaw. Additional implants may be recommended for cases where increased stability and support are required.

Why Choose Implant-Supported Dentures?

  • Enhanced Stability: One of the primary concerns with traditional dentures is their tendency to slip or move during speaking or eating. Implant-supported dentures address this issue by anchoring the dentures to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone.
  • Improved Comfort: Removable dentures can sometimes cause gum irritation and sore spots due to friction and pressure. Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, distribute the forces more evenly across the dental implants and the jawbone, minimizing discomfort and irritation.
  • Enhanced Functionality: With implant-supported dentures, you can enjoy a greater biting and chewing capability than traditional dentures. The stability provided by dental implants allows for more efficient and effective chewing, allowing you to enjoy a wider range of foods without limitations.
  • Preservation of Jawbone: When teeth are missing, the jawbone can gradually deteriorate due to lack of stimulation. Traditional dentures do not address this concern. However, implant-supported dentures help stimulate the jawbone by integrating with the implants.
  • Long-Term Durability: Implant-supported dentures are designed to be long-lasting, providing a durable and reliable solution for missing teeth. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, they can last for many years, offering a cost-effective option over time.

Implant-Supported Dentures in Mesa, AZ

Implant-supported dentures provide a solution for individuals seeking to restore their smiles and regain their quality of life. Dr. Naioom and his experienced team understand the impact missing teeth can have on your confidence, oral health, and overall well-being. Schedule an initial consultation today, and we will assess your specific needs, discuss treatment options, and create a personalized plan tailored to your unique circumstances.

Fadi Naioom


I am Dr. Fadi Naioom, a dedicated dentist who graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in 2014. After realizing my dream of opening my own dental office in Phoenix Valley amidst the 2020 pandemic, I have committed myself to delivering personalized, comprehensive dental care to my patients. Beyond dentistry, I am a family man and a movie enthusiast, appreciating every moment I spend with my wife Mary and our two children, Micah and Emma.