Dental Associates of Florida - Lakeland
3845 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33813
If you’ve lost several teeth, you know how difficult it can be to eat healthfully and comfortably. You may even shy away from interacting with others, reluctant to show the gaps in your smile. Implant-supported dentures in Lakeland may be a solution for you, helping to restore your oral health and confidence.
Traditional dentures typically rest on your palate or gums and use adhesives and suction to stay in place. Implant dentures are different, attaching to sturdy metal posts implanted in your jawbone. There are several different types of implant-retained dentures. One denture type snaps onto ball-shaped metal posts in your jaw, while another attaches to a metal bar connected to your implants. They are sometimes referred to as no-slip dentures. If you’re curious about restoring your smile with dentures, call us for a consultation.
The process begins with a consultation, where you and your dentist review your denture options. If you choose affordable quality implant-supported dentures, you’ll schedule an appointment for the first step: implant placement. These dentures typically require two to six implants.
You’ll return to our office a few months later after your implants have fully fused with your jawbone. At this point, small incisions in your gums are made to reveal each implant. After the incisions heal, you’ll receive your final dentures. The process usually takes five to seven months.
Care instructions vary slightly. If you have fixed implant-supported dentures, regular good oral hygiene is required. If you have removable implant dentures, remove them at night for regular denture cleaning. It’s also a good idea to gently clean your gums at this time too. Maintain your regular visits to our office, so we can adjust the fit and maintain the stability of your denture.
Although implant-supported dentures cost a bit more than traditional dentures, many patients appreciate the benefits of this option. The overall cost of denture implants depends on many factors, including whether you need pre-denture procedures like bone augmentation. Our practice works hard to make affordable quality implant-supported dentures available to you, so call us for a consultation.
Tooth loss often leads to jawbone loss, eating difficulties and a sunken appearance. Implant-supported dentures address all of those issues, helping to slow bone loss and giving you the freedom to eat most foods. They also help to fill out your facial bone structure and restore your confidence to speak and interact with others.
Implant-retained dentures are more efficient than individual dental implants for addressing significant tooth loss. Many patients choose these dentures over traditional dentures since implant dentures broaden the range of foods they can eat and they’re more comfortable to wear. We are here to help you explore your options for dealing with tooth loss. Call our office for a consultation to find out if implant-supported dentures are right for you.