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If you’ve lost several or all of your teeth, implant-supported dentures may be a good option for you. These types of dentures have many advantages, so if you’re looking for implant-supported dentures in Bartow, keep reading for more information.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Dentures replace your missing natural teeth, helping you to regain healthy eating habits and a beautiful smile. Unlike traditional dentures which rest on your gums, implant dentures are anchored to implants in your jaw. These affordable quality implant-supported dentures can be removable or fixed, and they can be used to replace either your upper or lower sets of teeth.
What Is the Process for Receiving Implant-Supported Dentures?
The process begins with a consultation in our office. Your dentist will evaluate your oral health and discuss your denture options.
If you and your dentist determine that denture implants are right for you, your dentist will place the implants in your jaw at your next visit. Some dentures can be anchored to as few as two implants, but often four or six implants are required. Implants may be ball-shaped or bars.
It takes a few months for your implant and the surrounding bone to fuse strongly together. After that time, you’ll return to our office, and your dentist will expose the implant beneath your gum. This small incision heals within 10 to 14 days, and you’ll return for the final denture placement.
In all, the entire process generally takes five to seven months. In some cases, a newer one-step process can be used so that you can have your dentures in place more quickly.
What Do Implant-Supported Dentures Cost?
The cost of denture implants varies, depending on the type of implant dentures you receive and the process you and your dentist choose. In general, affordable quality implant-supported dentures are an economical way to restore your good oral health and smile.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Many of our patients choose this type of denture for its stability and natural function. These dentures don’t require adhesives, and they stay in place more sturdily than traditional dentures.
How to Care for Implant-Supported Dentures
If you have fixed dentures, you simply care for them as you would your natural teeth, brushing thoroughly and frequently. Removable dentures are removed each night for cleaning.
Regular visits to our office are important, too, so your dentist can adjust your denture and implant attachments as needed.
Why Choose Implant-Supported Dentures Instead of Other Options?
This type of denture offers many benefits for your health and appearance. Most importantly, the stability of implant-supported dentures allows you to eat more normally and helps slow natural bone loss. They also allow you to eat, talk and interact more confidently with others.
We are always happy to talk with you about your options for restoring your smile. Give our office a call today to find out if implant-supported dentures are right for you.