Is eating difficult for you because you have missing teeth? Are you having problems with conventional dentures slipping and chafing? Implant-supported dentures in Florida may be a good solution for you. You can learn a bit more about these secure, comfortable dentures by calling us today.
Implant-Supported Dentures: What Are They?
Affordable quality implant-supported dentures are full dentures that attach to metal posts implanted into your jawbone. Conventional dentures are supported by your palate and gums while implant-retained dentures are supported by your jaw. This creates greater denture stability and comfort.
What Is the Process for Installing Implant-Supported Dentures?
First, our dentists meet with you to review your oral health, take some x-rays and discuss your options. If you choose implant-retained dentures, you’ll return to have two to six implants placed in your jawbone. It takes a few months for your new implants to bond fully with your jawbone. At your next appointment, a gum incision is made to reveal each implanted post. A week or two after these incisions are made, you’ll receive your final denture. The entire process usually takes anywhere from five to seven months, but the process can be shortened or lengthened, depending on your individual needs.
What Will Implant-Supported Dentures Cost?
The cost of denture implants varies according to how much pre-treatment you need and the type of denture you choose. The implant dentures often cost a bit more than conventional dentures, but affordable quality implant-supported dentures are widely available. We’ll review options with you during your consultation, and together we can find the implant-retained dentures that suit your health needs and budget.
Are There Benefits to Using Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures provide a comfortable, secure way to address painful and frustrating tooth loss. Here are a few benefits of these dentures:
- You can chew most foods well, including apples, carrots and steak.
- These dentures help to maintain healthy and strong jawbones by slowing the rate of bone loss.
- They cause less gum chafing and slippage than conventional dentures.
- Eat and speak with confidence, knowing that your dentures are securely in place.
- Implant-retained dentures don’t require denture adhesives.
How Should You Care for Your Implant-Supported Dentures?
Care requirements are minimal with this type of denture. For most implant dentures, you simply remove the denture at night and clean it as you would a conventional denture. You should also gently clean your gums at this time. Those with fixed implant-supported dentures simply practice good oral hygiene, brushing frequently and thoroughly with a non-abrasive toothpaste. Regular dental check-ups also help maintain your dentures fit and comfort.
Why Implant-Supported Dentures?
While individual dental implants are a good solution to individual tooth loss, implant dentures are often more suitable for replacing multiple lost teeth. In addition to the many benefits we’ve already discussed, dental implant dentures help restore your healthy smile. If you think implant-supported dentures might be right for you, call our office for a consultation today.