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Are you suffering from extensive tooth loss? If so, you’re not alone – millions of people struggle with missing teeth every year. People can lose teeth for a variety of reasons, including decay, gum disease or injury. Fortunately, there is an affordable way to reclaim your smile. Our implant-supported dentures in Woodbridge are easy to maintain, look and function like natural teeth, and can improve your self-confidence. Keep reading to find out more about our affordable quality implant-supported dentures.
What Are Implant Dentures?
Conventional dentures consist of a gum-colored base affixed to a row of artificial teeth. The denture is held in place using adhesive and can sometimes cause sore spots as the appliance shifts in the mouth. On the other hand, implant-supported dentures in Woodbridge are held in place using dental implants, meaning they won’t shift out of place or cause discomfort.
If you’re missing most or all of your teeth but still have enough bone to support dental implants, implant-supported dentures could be right for you. This type of denture is ideal for the lower teeth, but they can be used to replace the upper teeth in some cases.
How Does an Implant-supported Denture Function, and What is the Procedure for Getting One?
We provide two types of implant-supported appliances: bar-retained appliances and ball-retained appliances. With a bar-retained appliance, a single bar and secure clasp system holds the appliance in place. The appliance is removed simply by unhooking the clasp. The second style, ball-retained denture implants, uses a ball-and-socket system to secure the denture in place. Ball-like abutments on the implants “snap” into sockets on the denture, creating a confident hold.
The implant-supported denture procedure usually requires two dental procedures. During the first surgery, the dental implants are secured into the jaw. Your dentist will use local anesthesia throughout to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. As your jaw heals – usually in about three to six months – the implants will fuse to the jawbone and create a secure foundation for the denture. The second procedure involves surgically creating holes to reveal the tops of the implants. Then, the denture is placed – sometimes during the same visit.
Our dentists are here to help you understand what to expect when getting an implant denture. Give us a call if you have questions about the procedure.
How Much Will an Implant-supported Denture Cost?
We understand that cost is a major factor for those considering getting implant-supported dentures. That’s why we’re here to help you understand the implant-supported dentures cost and your payment options. The number of appointments you need to place the denture, the condition of your teeth and the type of implant-supported denture you choose will factor into the total charges. Whether your insurance plan covers restorative dentistry will also determine the out-of-pocket cost of denture implants.
We’re here to help you find a dental and financial solution that you feel comfortable with. Call us now to find out about our affordable implant-supported dentures.
What Are the Top Benefits of Implant-supported Dentures?
After experiencing the life-changing perks of implant-supported dentures, many of our patients are happy they made the investment. One of the most important benefits of the implant-supported denture is the stimulation it provides the jaw. When teeth are missing, the jaw often atrophies due to lack of stimulation. Having an implant denture settled into the jaw allows you to chew normally, stimulating the jaw and preventing further degradation.
Selecting implant-supported dentures also means you’ll have a durable, stable restorative solution. Unlike conventional dentures, implant-supported appliances don’t require as many adjustments because they are fitted to the jaw. Plus, they won’t slip or move as you speak, chew and drink.
Best of all, restoring your teeth with an implant denture can boost your confidence and improve your facial structure. Get started today by scheduling a consultation.
How Do You Care for Implant-supported Dentures?
Good oral hygiene practices and visiting our office regularly for exams and cleanings will keep your denture looking like new for years to come. A soft-bristled toothbrush should be used morning and night to remove tartar and debris. Hold the brush at a slight angle toward the gums and use a gentle horizontal motion to clean the prosthetic teeth. Then, use floss to remove plaque from the teeth. If cleaning your dentures is difficult, your dentist may recommend a proxabrush and floss threader to make the process easier.
Should I Choose Implant-supported Dentures?
Restoring lost teeth can be an important medical and financial decision, so it’s important to weigh your options. If you’re missing several or all of your teeth and are healthy enough to undergo dental surgery, you may be a candidate for our affordable quality implant-supported dentures. A long-term, comfortable option is possible with implant dentures – call us now to begin your journey to a restored, brilliant smile.