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Are you suffering from tooth loss? Are unable to eat the foods you like and reluctant to smile freely? Tooth loss is a serious health issue, but you can regain your health with implant-supported dentures in Plant City. If you think implant dentures may be right for you, call our office for a consultation.
How Are Implant-Supported Dentures Different?
Dentures are natural-looking replacements for your missing teeth. Implant-supported dentures are a type of full denture that attach to metal posts inserted into your jawbone.
There are two main types of implant-retained dentures. One style of denture snaps onto round metal implants, and the other attaches to a bar that is connected to your implants. Additionally, some affordable quality implant-supported dentures are fixed and stay in place around the clock while others are removable.
How Do I Get Implant-Supported Dentures?
At your consultation, your dentist will exam your teeth, gums and jaw and take a few x-rays. Together, you’ll discuss your goals and what options may be best for you. If you decide on dental implant dentures, you’ll return to our office at a later date to have the metal posts implanted. You can expect to have two to six posts implanted.
A few months later, you’ll return to our office to check that the implants have bonded well with your jawbone. If the posts are securely fused, your dentist will uncover the posts using small incisions in your gums. You’ll return a couple of weeks later to receive your final dentures after your gums have healed. Overall, the process usually takes about six months.
How Do I Care for Implant-Supported Dentures?
These dentures are easy to care for. Removable dentures can be taken out each night and cleaned like regular dentures. Fixed dentures should be brushed as frequently as you would your natural teeth. Regular visits to our office are also important.
Are Implant-Supported Dentures Costly?
Affordable quality implant-supported dentures are available for most; however, implant-supported dentures cost slightly more than conventional dentures. The cost of denture implants depends on your pre-denture treatment needs, the type of denture you choose and your insurance coverage.
How Do Implant-Supported Dentures Benefit Me?
Implant-retained dentures help restore your natural chewing habits, placing chewing force on your jawbone and keeping it strong. This also helps you maintain your facial structure and slows bone loss. With these dentures, you can eat more easily, helping you maintain your physical health too.
Why Are Implant-Supported Dentures a Better Option?
Many people prefer implant-retained dentures over conventional dentures because they slip less and make eating easier. In fact, many people find that they can once again enjoy foods like carrots, apples and steak when they have implant dentures. Because these dentures are also more securely attached to your mouth, they chafe less, and they’re more comfortable to wear. Call us today to find out if implant-supported dentures can restore your healthy smile.