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Traditional dentures that sit on the surface of the gums and utilize adhesive can help to make your smile look more natural. However, they also lack the kind of support and stability that allow you to eat and speak with confidence and ease. To receive that kind of support, you will want to look at affordable, quality implant-supported dentures. These are a specific type of denture that provides you with the security you need to go about your daily life without any worries of having a denture malfunction.
When Are Implant-Supported Dentures Necessary?
Implant dentures are often chosen when a patient has no teeth left in the jaw. However, in order to be an effective treatment you must have enough bone structure left to support the implants necessary to hold your dentures in place. Most people receive two or more implants that are placed in either the upper or lower jaw. These implants securely attach your dentures into place, meaning they will no longer be able to slip out of position or fall out like they would with a traditional denture.
What Should I Know About How Implant-Supported Dentures Work & How They Are Put In?
Implant-supported dentures consist of an acrylic base that looks just like natural gum material. They also utilize either porcelain or acrylic to mimic the appearance and function of the natural teeth. There are two basic types of implant dentures that you can choose from bar-retained dentures and ball-retained dentures. Bar-retained dentures use a curved metal bar that offers support to the implants, with the dentures being held into place via attachments. Ball-retained dentures clip onto implants that have ball-shaped attachments that match the sockets of the dentures.
No matter which type of dentures that you choose to have put in, you can expect the process to take place over two visits. The first visit will consist of your dentist performing a surgery that places the implants into the jawbone and under the gum line. A second surgery will take place three to six months later after the implants have fused with the jawbone to provide a stable foundation for your dentures. This surgery will consist of the dentist exposing the tops of your implants and installing your dentures. There is another procedure that uses a type of implant and attachment system. This procedure only requires one visit. Ask your dentist about what kind of procedure is the right one for you.
Can I Afford Implant-Supported Dentures?
Our office will offer you an estimate of what implant-supported dentures cost after we have assessed your situation. The cost of denture implants will vary depending on your dental insurance coverage, the type of attachments used and the number of implants required. In addition, the number of follow-up visits you will need will also determine your total cost. Our team is happy to work with you to provide you with affordable, quality implant-supported dentures. To learn more about how you can afford denture implants, call us.
What Benefits Will Implant-Supported Dentures Give Me?
An implant-supported denture will provide you with benefits that will vastly improve your self-confidence and your overall quality of life. You will be able to eat easily. You will also be able to speak without worrying about our dentures falling out of place. In addition, this type of denture provides our patients with a comfortable and permanent solution to their missing teeth. If you would like to receive further education on the many benefits that an implant denture can offer you, contact our staff today.
What Do You Need to Do to Take Care of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Your implant-supported dentures should be brushed twice daily. This is generally done in the morning and at night. When you are brushing, you should hold a soft-bristled toothbrush at an angle to the gum and use a gentle horizontal movement to clean the dentures. If your dentures are in need of further cleaning, you should talk to your dentist about utilizing a proxabrush to reach the tips of your dentures. A dental threader may also be necessary so that you can properly floss the tight areas that exist around your dentures.
Am I A Good Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?
The best way of knowing whether or not you are a good candidate for an implant-supported denture is to talk to your dentist. He or she will be able to tell if you have the necessary bone structure for the required implants. If you have been dreaming of a permanent solution to your extensive tooth loss that is also reliable and aesthetically pleasing, then denture implants may be the answer you have been looking for. Call us as soon as possible to schedule your consultation for implant-supported dentures in Johns Creek.