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Tooth loss is a serious health concern that can keep you from eating healthy foods, change your appearance and hasten jawbone loss. For many people, implant-supported dentures are a good option for addressing tooth loss. We are proud to help our patients restore their health and dental function with implant-supported dentures in Brooksville. Keep reading for information about dental implant dentures, then call us for a consultation.
What Exactly Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Traditional dentures rest on your gums, using adhesive and suction to stay in place. Implant-supported devices are different, instead they attach to your mouth with secure implants that are fused with your jawbone.
What Is the Normal Process for Getting Implant-Supported Dentures?
Sometimes, these dentures can be completed in one visit following your consultation, but several visits are usually necessary. In most cases, our dentist first places two to six dental implants in your jawbone. These implants bond fully with the jawbone within a few months, creating a sturdy attachment for the denture. Next, the patient returns to our office for a small incision to uncover the implants. Once the incision heals, the patient returns for denture attachment and fitting.
Throughout the process, patients usually use temporary dentures so they can continue to eat and speak normally.
How Do You Care for Implant-Supported Dentures?
Caring for affordable quality implant-supported dentures is relatively easy. For removable implant-retained dentures, the dentures are removed each night for cleaning. You’ll also gently clean your gums at this time. For fixed dentures, simply brush your dentures as frequently and as thoroughly as you would your natural teeth.
It’s important to keep visiting our office regularly too. Regular check-ups allow our dentists to check denture attachments and adjust dentures for better comfort.
What Are the Costs of Implant-Supported Dentures?
The cost of denture implants depends on the full course of your denture treatment and the type of denture you choose. In general, implant-supported dentures cost slightly more than conventional dentures. Affordable quality implant-supported dentures are widely available, so we are happy to work with you to find the denture that fits your health, lifestyle and budget.
Are There Benefits to Implant-Supported Dentures?
Yes, there are many benefits to choosing implant-retained dentures. Most importantly, dentures keep your facial structure intact and curb the bone loss that goes along with tooth loss. They allow you to eat more normally, making chewing easier and aiding digestion.
Why Are Implant-Supported Dentures Preferrable?
Conventional dentures offer many advantages, and implant-retained dentures offer even more benefits. Because dental implant dentures are very stable, you can eat a wide range of foods like apples and steak that are difficult to manage with conventional dentures. Since these dentures are securely attached to implants, there is usually no need for denture adhesives. Many patients appreciate the comfort, security and health benefits of implant-retained dentures. To find out if implant-supported dentures are right for you, call us today to schedule a consultation.