Hickory Flat Dental
7840 Hickory Flat Highway, Woodstock, GA 30188
No matter what the reasons are behind your tooth loss, having missing teeth can cause difficulties with daily activities such as eating, drinking, or talking. While traditional dentures can help, they are not sturdy enough to provide you with the confidence you need to go about your daily life. If you want to find a solution to your missing teeth that is both permanent and stable, implant-supported dentures may be for you.
High-quality implant dentures are attached firmly to dental implants. This means that no matter what you do, your dentures will not slip around or fall out like they would with traditional dentures. They are an effective method of addressing missing teeth issues when a patient still has enough bone structure left in their jawbone to support two or more implants. While this type of denture is usually utilized for the lower jaw, it can also be used for the upper jaw as well.
There are two types of denture implants available for you to choose from. These are called ball-retained dentures and bar-retained dentures. Ball-retained dentures have special sockets in them that fit the ball-shaped attachments located on the dental implants. Bar-retained dentures have a curved metal bar that supports the implants. The denture is then clipped into place on the implants with attachments. Both of these denture types are made with acrylic materials that match the gums, as well as porcelain or acrylic that matches the teeth.
In most instances, it will take your dentist two visits to complete the entire process of placing implant-supported dentures in Woodstock. The first visit is comprised of a surgery that will place the implants into your jaw. Three to six months after this surgery, you will return to the office to have a second surgery. This second procedure is comprised of the dentist exposing the tops of your implants and attaching the dentures to them. There are some types of implants that can be placed with just one procedure. At your initial consultation, your dentist will determine which method is the best option for you.
At our practice, we understand that you are probably worried about what implant-supported dentures cost. The amount you will have to pay can’t be determined until we know how many implants you need, how many follow-up visits your dentist requires, what kind of attachments you choose and what kind of dental insurance coverage you possess. Our team is dedicated to helping you afford the cost of denture implants. Call us to learn more about payment options so that you can decide what kind of denture implants are within your budget.
Two of the main benefits of having implant dentures are that they are comfortable and reliable. Their sturdiness means that you will never have to worry about denture mishaps again. Utilizing this type of denture will greatly improve your quality of life and your self-confidence. Pick up the phone and dial our number today to book your consultation for this type of denture.
It is important that you take proper care of your implant-supported dentures. You should brush them every morning and every night with a toothbrush that has soft bristles. Your movements should be gentle. You should hold the toothbrush so that it is angled towards the gums and you should also utilize horizontal movements. To reach the tips of your dentures, you will need to make use of a proxabrush. Your dentist can give you more information on this type of brush. Another way to keep your dentures looking beautiful for years to come is to floss them. You will need a dental threader to be able to do this properly. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene will keep your dentures looking great, as well as prevent bacteria from building up within your mouth.
The choice to get implant-supported dentures should be made after you have consulted with your dentist. This type of denture is an ideal choice for those patients who want a long-term solution to their missing teeth. Denture implants tend to look more aesthetically pleasing than other types of dentures. They are also more stable and comfortable than traditional dentures. If you still believe that this type of denture is right for you, get in contact with our office. We will schedule you an appointment with one of our dentists so that you can learn more about affordable, quality implant-supported dentures.