Implant Supported Dentures

A healthy smile is key to your quality of life. If you are missing all of your teeth, finding a solution that allows you to perform simple daily tasks like eating and speaking naturally can be difficult. At Robinson Dental in Lynnwood, WA, we offer implant-supported dentures as a long-term option for replacing your teeth and some of the roots. Implant dentures will give you back your smile, along with the confidence that their stability ensures.

What Are Implant Dentures?

Implant dentures are the perfect solution for replacing missing teeth. Traditional dentures are made out of an acrylic base that looks like gum tissue, along with natural-looking porcelain or acrylic teeth that are attached to the acrylic base; they are removable and rest on top of the gum line. Denture implants, however, consist of traditional dentures attached to titanium implants, so they are secured directly to the jawbone. They are a good solution for those who have lost all of their teeth but still have enough remaining jawbone to support the titanium implants. They are particularly helpful on the lower jaw, where traditional dentures are far less stable and can become uncomfortable and even painful over time.

Implant dentures can be either removable or fixed for a more permanent solution. There are two main types of implant-supported dentures:

    1. Bar-retained: A thin metal bar runs along the jaw line and is attach to two to five implants. Clasps are fixed along the bar and dentures so that the dentures can be secured to the bar and held firmly in place.
  1. Ball-retained: Each implant has a ball-shaped metal attachment that snaps into the denture and holds it securely in place.

The Implant Procedure

The amount of time it takes for the complete implant procedure varies according to which teeth you are replacing and the condition of the remaining gums and jawbones. On average, it takes five months to complete the lower jaw and seven months to complete the upper jaw; however, it can take up to a year or more.

The following steps are involved in receiving your implant dentures.

    1. Initial consultation: Dr. Brent Robinson has advanced training in the placement of implants and will meet with you to review your medical and dental history, take x-rays, and create impressions of your teeth and gums, with which the models will be made.
    1. Temporary dentures: If you aren’t wearing a denture, you will be provided with a temporary set to wear until your final implant dentures are ready. This temporary denture will help Dr. Brent Robinson determine the final position of your teeth for your final denture implant.
    1. First surgery: During the first surgery, the implants will be placed in the jawbone under the gums. Dr. Brent Robinson waits approximately three to four months for the lower jaw or five to six months for the upper jaw before scheduling the next surgery, in order to make sure the implants have properly fused to the jawbone.
    1. Second surgery: During the second surgery, the implants are exposed and a healing cap is placed on the head of each one. Two weeks later, the healing caps are replaced with the regular abutments, and an impression of the gums and abutments is taken and used to make the final implant denture.
  1. Denture insertion: The metal bar or balls are placed on the abutments, and the dentist places the dentures for you to try out. Adjustments are then made so that your final denture implant can be inserted.

Implant Denture Aftercare

You will need to remove and clean your denture and all attachments every night. Your implant-supported denture will be more stable and comfortable than your regular denture. You will be able to eat foods that you couldn’t with regular dentures, and you’ll feel confident while speaking and socializing.


Are implant-supported dentures permanent?
The titanium implants are permanently placed in your jawbone. The denture can be replaced if ever necessary.
How much do implant-supported dentures cost?
The cost of implant dentures varies according to position and the condition of the existing gum and jawbone. If you would like an accurate estimate of the cost for your unique situation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brent Robinson to learn more.
Are implant-supported dentures safe?
Yes, implant dentures are very safe and offer increased stability and comfort for denture-wearing patients.

To learn more about implant dentures, call Robinson Dental at 425.778.1164 to schedule a consultation today!


On March 19, Gov. Jay Inslee announced new restrictions on non-urgent medical and dental procedures so we can do our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and free up our protective equipment. The order applies to any non-urgent procedure that requires medical and dental. From now until May 18, 2020, all dental offices in Washington State must limit care to emergency treatment, including our practice. 

Please note that effective March 23rd, all elective dental appointments, including cleanings, between now and May 18th will need to be rescheduled. Please wait for our team to reach out to reschedule your appointment. Emergency care is any condition that, if delayed, is anticipated to cause harm to the patient within the next three months. Our goal is to see the fewest patients, keep you safe, pain-free, and healthy. If you are unsure if you have a true emergency please call Kelsey or Tamara at 425-778-1164 for help.


Brent Robinson and the Robinson Dental Team.