What are Implant Dentures?

Implant dentures are a type of denture that tightly secure to your jawbone. In order to implant your denture, Dr. Crosby will insert small titanium posts into your jaw, which then connects your replacement teeth to your bone. Because of this structure, both your jaw and smile grow stronger.


Sometimes, traditional dentures will slide out of place. Because your jaw doesn’t have the structure it needs, it will lose bone tissue over time. In these cases and other similar instances, we place mini-implants to secure your smile. With mini-implants, our dental team can securely fasten your dentures to your jaw. However, we cannot perform any bone grafting with this treatment. Generally, we only use mini-implants when there is no room for regular implants.

Hybrid Implants

Hybrid implants are a wonderful solution for your smile and your budget. With just four implants, you can secure a full arch of teeth to your jaw. Therefore, you can have secure, fully functioning implant dentures with a shorter recovery time and less money out of your pocket.

Implant-Retained Dentures

If you want the ability to remove your dentures but hate the slipping and shifting, then implant-retained dentures are right for you. You can completely remove these dentures when you need to but also snap them onto four implant posts when you want. This makes these dentures perfect for both security and comfort. Whether you need new dentures or want to make your current dentures more secure, implant-retained dentures could save you from the embarrassment and discomfort of slipping dentures.

The Implant Denture Procedure

When you visit us at Dr. Richard Crosby General & Cosmetic Dentistry, we will sit down with you to discuss your denture needs. If you decide to get implant dentures, we will schedule an appointment for your procedure.

First, we will use our advanced technology to perform a CT scan on your smile. With this scan, we will detect the strength and health of your jawbone. In some cases, we will recommend mini-implants instead of full implants. In other cases, though, we will perform a bone graft to preserve or increase the amount of bone available.

After assessing your jaw bone and making adjustments as needed, we will place a titanium post in your jaw. Once it heals, the post acts as the new root of your tooth. Therefore, we can place a dental crown or set of full dentures on top of this post.

Dental Implants FAQs

Dr. Richard Crosby and the dental team at Dr. Richard Crosby General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Anchorage, Alaska, are thrilled to offer innovative tooth replacement options for people looking for a permanent solution to the temporary problem of missing teeth. Whether you just have a few missing teeth or a whole mouth of teeth that needs to be restored, you’re in the right place.

Get Your Smile Back with Dental Implants

Dental implants in Anchorage are hugely popular because they’re an excellent way to replace missing teeth with implants that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Your smile will return, and your confidence will soar as you grab life by the horns and start thriving again!

No more covering your mouth with your hand out of embarrassment and eliminating your favorite foods from your diet. Dental implants in Anchorage allow you to enjoy a full mouth of beautiful teeth that can last a lifetime when well cared for with good oral hygiene at home and regular checkups with Dr. Crosby, your Anchorage dental implant dentist.

Here are some of the most common questions we get about dental implants. If you have unanswered questions, please don’t hesitate to call Dr. Crosby and his amazing team in Anchorage. We can answer your questions and schedule you for a dental implant consultation. If Dr. Crosby determines you’d be a good candidate for this wonderful tooth replacement option, we can begin working immediately.

Contrary to popular belief, dental implants are not fake teeth. Instead, a dental implant is a small titanium post that resembles a screw; the screw is surgically implanted into your jawbone. After you have fully healed from the dental implant placement, you will have what’s called a “dental implant restoration,” which can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, Fountain of Youth® Dentures—FOY®, traditional dentures, or some combination of those procedures that Dr. Crosby deems fitting for you.

The second stage of the dental implant process involves placing a connector called an “abutment.” After the implants have fused into your jawbone in a process known as “osseointegration,” the abutment connects the implants to the dental implant restoration (a crown or a bridge).

The third and last stage of the dental implant process is the placement of a dental implant restoration, usually a same-day dental crown or dental bridge. After the dental implant has fully healed after a few months, you’ll be ready for the dental implant restoration. You may get one or more dental crowns, or you may get a dental bridge. Partial dentures may be your best dental implant restoration, or you may benefit from a full set of traditional dentures. Dr. Crosby will explain your options, and the cost will be discussed.

First and foremost, you’ll have your smile again after the placement of dental implants in Anchorage. No more covering your mouth with your hand out of embarrassment. Dental implants will change your life and restore your confidence. They feel natural, and they also prevent bone loss. Your appearance will improve, and implants should last for many if properly maintained. Dental implants can even help prevent gum disease and further tooth loss because the spaces left by missing teeth will be filled.

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Dental implants should last the rest of your life when well cared for and with proper in-office maintenance. You may need a replacement crown or bridge, but the implants will last decades.

This is a tough one to answer, but it’s one of the most frequently asked questions. How much your dental implants cost depends on how much work is involved with placing them. The type of restorations needed also factor into the cost of your procedure. While we can give you an exact price once you’ve undergone a full evaluation, it’s impossible to do that before meeting you and assessing your dental needs.

Get Dental Implants in Anchorage, Alaska

Please call Dr. Richard Crosby, General & Cosmetic Dentistry, at (907) 277-1098 to schedule a new patient appointment. You may also fill out our online contact form to ask questions or request a dental implant evaluation.

Look Younger and Feel Better with Dental Implants

Dental implants are the closest replacement to natural teeth, both in appearance and feel. Additionally, jaw support from dental implants can help you retain a younger appearance. On the other hand, missing teeth can alter your jaw structure over time, leading to a sunken or sagging look in your cheeks. Also, without natural teeth or implants, your jaw bone can start deteriorating.

If you want to look younger and feel better, then dental implants are a perfect choice. Implant dentures feel like natural teeth when you talk, chew, drink, and laugh. In addition to feeling natural, these tooth replacements also dazzle your friends and family with their bright, young look.

Your Dentist for Implant Dentures

If you need dentures in Anchorage, consult a specialist about the best option for you and your lifestyle. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Crosby by calling us at (907) 277-1098 to get comfortable, beautiful implant dentures.