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When you’re suffering from lost teeth, you may find it more difficult to participate in everyday activities. Eating and speaking can be challenging, and you may feel self-conscious when smiling. Fortunately, our affordable quality implant-supported dentures can replace your teeth and restore your self-esteem. Read on to discover the benefits of implant-supported dentures and determine whether this option is best for you.
Why Choose an Implant-supported Denture?
We provide high-quality implant-supported dentures in Burke as an effective option for those struggling with missing teeth. Generally, a denture consists of a natural-appearing acrylic base and a row of artificial teeth, usually made of porcelain or acrylic material. Instead of resting along the gums like a traditional denture, implant-supported dentures are secured to the jaw using dental implants. The implants create a strong, stable hold, meaning that the denture won’t shift or move when you’re speaking or eating.
An implant-supported denture is often recommended for those with missing teeth who are healthy enough to undergo dental surgery and have enough bone to support the implants. This type of denture is normally recommended to replace teeth in the lower jaw, though they can be used in the upper jaw if necessary.
What Are the Implant Dentures Procedure Steps, and What Types are Available?
Treatment with implant-supported dentures in Burke usually takes two visits to our practice. During the initial visit, the implants will be surgically placed in the jaw, which is painless due to local anesthesia. Follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions during the healing process, which typically takes three to six months.
Once the implants have fully embedded in the jawbone, you’ll return to our office to have the tops exposed. Then, the denture will be attached to the implants using a bar-retained or ball-retained mechanism. Bar-retained denture implants use a single bar to hold the prosthetic teeth in place, and a clasp system that allows you to remove the appliance. On the other hand, ball-retained denture implants use ball-shaped abutments that snap into sockets on the denture.
Each option is a stable, comfortable way to replace missing teeth. Call us now to find out if implant dentures are right for you.
What Will Implant-supported Dentures Cost?
Most restorative dental treatments, including denture implants, are customized to meet the patient’s unique needs. This means that the cost of denture implants will vary. Factors determining cost include how many implants you’ll need, the type of denture selected and what your insurance covers. Dental implant surgeries are usually considered cosmetic, so coverage may not be available unless the procedure is necessary for your dental health.
We’re committed to helping all patients manage the cost of implant-supported dentures. Please give us a call to learn more about the price of denture implants or our payment options.
Do Implant-supported Dentures Offer Advantages?
While traditional removable dentures can be lower in cost, many people find that investing in implant-supported appliances is worth it. One of the key advantages of getting dental implants is protection from further jaw degradation. When teeth are missing, the jaw can shrink from lack of stimulation. The implants provide the stimulation necessary to keep the jaw healthy.
Missing teeth can also make it difficult to participate in regular activities like chewing or talking to others. While traditional dentures can slip, implant-supported dentures remain stable during everyday activities like eating and drinking, and they can also make it easier to enunciate. The secure hold they provide allows you to enjoy your day with confidence.
Most of all, restoring your teeth can increase your self-esteem and greatly improve your quality of living. Learn more about this life-changing restorative option by contacting our dentists.
Are Implant-supported Dentures Difficult to Maintain?
One of the advantages of implant-supported dentures is how easy they are to maintain. The denture should be cleaned at morning and at night to avoid any bacteria buildup. We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush held at an angle to the gums to remove plaque and debris. Use a gentle horizontal motion, and don’t forget to floss! If reaching the tips of the dentures is difficult, a proxabrush can be used for a deeper clean. A floss threader is also useful for cleaning between the prosthetic teeth.
Are Implant-supported Dentures Right for Me?
If you’re searching for a long-term, comfortable way to replace missing teeth, you may wonder if our affordable quality implant-supported dentures are right for you. Only a skilled restorative dentist can help you determine what’s possible with this easy-to-maintain appliance. During your initial appointment with our office, we will discuss with you all of your options for replacing missing teeth. Based on your situation and the health of your jaw, the dentist will be able to provide a recommendation. If implant-supported dentures are right for you, we would be delighted to help you get them.
A healthier smile is possible – give our office a call today to learn more about the cost of dental implants or the procedure steps.