Most complaints in patients who have dentures is that they don’t fit and move or cause sore spots. In order to help temporarily stop the movement, patients will sometimes use denture adhesive materials or go through a series of re-lines with their dentist. The reason dentures don’t fit is because over time the bone underlying the denture atrophies or shrinks. Most patients need new dentures every 5-10 years for this reason. Techniques have been developed to help retain or keep the denture in the mouth and improve function and stability. This can be achieved with the placement of dental implants.
Connections are placed on the implants that either the denture “snaps” on or off, or the denture is permanently placed in the mouth without needing removal. Anywhere from 2-4 implants can achieve retention of the denture and anywhere from 4-6 implants can achieve support of the denture. This technique is also known as the “All-On-4-Implant Supported Denture”.
Implants help preserve the bone from atrophy and extend the longevity of the denture so that it does not have to be replaced as often. They minimize wrinkles around the mouth, greatly improve the ability to chew the foods you want and give you the confidence in knowing that your dentures are secure and comfortable. Our Periodontists are Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology and dental implant surgery. We are the only Board Certified Periodontal group in Kansas City. Our Periodontists have been placing Implants in Kansas City to retain and support dentures for over 25 years.
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Dr. Brent A Wenzel obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Kansas. Following, he graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2006. Seeking greater experience and technical skill, Dr. Wenzel earned a General Practice residency certificate from Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City. He then attended a three year Periodontics residency at the prestigious Medical College of Georgia. Read more...
Dr. Daniel Thomas earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry in 1990. He then entered UMKC’s Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, graduating in 1992 and earning a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology and Certificates in Periodontics, Implant Dentistry and Intravenous Conscious Sedation. He has been practicing Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Leawood, KS, since 1994 and in Kansas City, MO, since 2007. Read more...
Dr. Melissa Combs is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, where she attended the advanced BA/DDS program, completing both the Bachelor of Arts and the Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees in six years. Dr. Combs went on to continue her education with advanced training at the UMKC Department of Periodontics. Dr. Combs is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has completed the highest level of recognition by the specialty. Read more...
Dr. Jonathan Thomas is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, where he attended the advanced BA/DDS program, completing both the Bachelor of Arts and the Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees in six years. Dr. Thomas went on to continue his education with advanced training at the UMKC’s Department of Periodontics. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Thomas earned certificates in periodontology and implant dentistry. Read more...
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