Millions of people experience tooth loss every year. It’s often caused by gum disease or severe decay. Most people are left feeling uncomfortable with their smile and unable to speak or chew as they did when they had a full set of natural teeth.
Implant-supported dentures help people who have lost teeth restore their smile. It’s a permanent option that helps with confidence, chewing, and speech.
How Implant-Supported Dentures Work
Implant-supported dentures are secure and reliable. They keep the denture in place so you never need to worry about them sliding around or dislodging.
These denture do not sit on the gums. Instead, they are held in place by implants embedded in the jaw bone. The device doesn’t move when you speak or chew.
Implant-supported dentures usually work great if you have a few teeth missing but enough bone to support the implant. They’re move often used on the lower row of teeth, but it might be possible to use them anywhere in your mouth.
What is the Implant Denture Installation Process?
Implant-supported dentures are made from natural-looking material that looks like your gums and teeth.
Our office offer two types of implant-support dentures, including:
- Ball-retained: use a ball-shaped attachment that fits into the socket on the denture
- Bar-retained dentures: use a metal bar to support the implant, clip into place with attachments
Both of these are secure and permanent.
The denture installation process requires at least two visits, regardless of whether you get a ball-retained or bar-regained device. The first appointment is when we place the implant into your jaw. Once it heals, you’ll return to have the dentures put in place. The dentist will expose the top of the implant, add any needed supporting material, and affix the denture to the implant.
What’s the Price of Implant-Supported Dentures?
The cost of implant-supported dentures varies from person to person. This is a customized procedure and every case is different. Factors affecting the cost of your implant-supported dentures include:
- Condition of your teeth and gums
- Number of implants needed
- Number of follow-up visits required
- Insurance coverage based on whether an implant is deemed medically necessary
Our goal is to help patients find the best denture option that suits their budget and their personal needed. We also offer flexible financing options and assistance working with your insurance company.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures offer many benefits. They are a good investment for anyone who is uncomfortable because of tooth loss.
- Stimulation for the jaw so it doesn’t sink and lose its shape
- Stability when eating and speaking
- Care and maintenance are easy
- Rarely require adjustment once they are secured in place
- Improves quality of life and confidence
Missing teeth cause problems. Whether you don’t like how you look, you need to avoid certain types of food, or you have trouble speaking, implant-supported dentures improve your situation. If you’d like to know more about how implants can help you, contact us to schedule a consultation.
Care of Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are cared for in the same way you’d care for any other type of denture. We suggest cleaning them in the morning and at night to avoid the buildup of any bacteria.
A soft-bristled toothbrush held at an angle to the gum line works best for cleaning. Brush in a horizontal motion. A proxabrush and threader are available for deeper cleanings.
What Should I Consider Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures provide a comfortable, long-term solution for missing teeth. They are natural-looking and easy to clean. Restoring your smile has never been easier and more affordable. Call us today to discuss whether implant-supported dentures are a good option for you.
We treat our BioHorizons dental implants with our proprietary Laser-Lok technology. This keeps your smile beautiful over time.
BioHorizons’ implants are:
- Made from titanium
For more information, call us to discuss restoring and maintaining your smile with individual dental implants or implant-supported fixed dentures from BioHorizons!