Enjoy services such as implant-supported dentures in Knoxville, TN area practice

Implant-supported dentures are a highly desirable option for patients who need tooth replacement but want a permanent and properly functioning solution. Drs. Stephen Malone and Michael Costa of Knoxville, TN work directly with patients to help them determine if the implant-supported denture service is appropriate for their needs. In this article, we will cover the cost, process, and benefits of implant-supported dentures.

Implant-supported Dentures Service at Malone & Costa Dentistry in Knoxville TN Area

What are implant-supported dentures?

The team at Knoxville Smiles at Malone and Costa Dentistry in Knoxville, TN describe the implant-supported denture as a highly individualized and customized solution for a patient’s smile when all the teeth in the dental arch have been lost. The implant-supported denture differs from a traditional denture in many ways, as it is held in place with implants and not denture adhesives. It is also a more conservative appliance that is kept in place permanently, ensuring confidence in eating all one’s favorite foods!

How much do implant-supported dentures cost?

There are many factors that go into determining the cost of implant-supported dentures. This includes how many dental implants are needed for the denture, if bone grafting needs to be done prior to placement to prepare the jaw for implants, and coverage that patients might have through their dental insurance policy. All of this is discussed with the dentists and front office team to help patients understand the out-of-pocket costs for their new smiles!

What is the process of obtaining implant-supported dentures?

Obtaining implant-supported dentures is a process.

  • Consultation. First, patients will have an initial evaluation with the dentists at Knoxville Smiles at Malone and Costa Dentistry to determine if they are proper candidates for treatment. Patients should have enough bone structure to hold the implant, which is determined with dental x-rays.
  • Oral surgery. The dental implants are placed in the bone of the jaw along the dental arch. This then requires some time to heal, during which the bone wraps around the implant to hold it firmly in place.
  • Placement of appliance. A conservative denture is made to the specifications of the dentist and patient to fit over the dental implants. They snap into place, ensuring the best fit and function. Patients may need some time to adjust to the feel of their new implant-supported dentures but find them to be much easier to use and care for than traditional full dentures or partial dentures they may have used in the past.

What are the benefits of implant-supported dentures?

There are several advantages to implant-supported dentures. They are:

  • Highly stable and functional
  • Permanent
  • Held in place with implants, not messy denture adhesives
  • More conservative
  • More natural-looking
  • Easier to care for

Schedule a visit with our team at Knoxville Smiles at Malone and Costa Dentistry

Knoxville, TN patients considering implant-supported dentures are encouraged to book a consultation appointment with Drs. Stephen Malone or Michael Costa to discuss the benefits of this treatment. The office is located at 264 South Peters Road and can be reached for an appointment at (865) 426-1776.

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Dr. Micheal Costa

Dr. Costa

Dr. Stephen Malone

Dr. Malone

Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry offers a unique dental care experience to our patients in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas. The crew is committed to protecting and increasing the natural beauty of your smile by employing conservative, cutting-edge techniques that result in attractive, long-lasting smiles!

Our dedicated and experienced team of doctors includes Dr. Stephen Malone, D.M.D., University of Louisville, and Dr. Michael Costa, D.D.S., UNC School of Dentistry, M.H.A., UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, NC. They are firm believers in continuing education to provide their patients with the finest possible care.

Drs. Costa and Malone see their patients as real partners in their service. Our team is committed to making your dental care journey as pleasant as possible.

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