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Losing one tooth is difficult, and losing several or all of your teeth is even more frustrating. Eating becomes challenging. It’s embarrassing to smile or interact with others. Your face can take on a sunken appearance, and you ultimately lose much of the bone density in your jaw. Implant-supported dentures help combat those damages, restoring your healthy smile and normal eating ability. If you are considering implant-supported dentures in Sun City, call us for a consultation.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Unlike conventional dentures that attach to your existing teeth, implant-retained dentures attach securely to implants mounted in your jawbone. This attachment creates a secure, no-slip denture that is comfortable and functional.
These dentures use two to six strong metal posts implanted into your jawbone. You can sometimes choose between a removable style and a fixed style that stays in your mouth around the clock.
What Is the Process for Getting Implant-Supported Dentures?
For most people, the process is completed within five to seven months. You’ll use a temporary denture while you’re undergoing treatment.
First, one of our skilled dentists reviews your oral health and makes recommendations for your treatment. These dentures require that you have adequate jawbone density, so you may need bone or gum augmentation before beginning.
Metal posts will be implanted in your jawbone, and you’ll wait a few months for the posts and bone to fuse together strongly. Next, your dentist will make an incision in your gum over each post to uncover it. You’ll receive your final dentures and fitting once those incisions have healed.
What Do Implant-Supported Dentures Cost on Average?
The total cost of denture implants depends on your individual treatment needs and the type and style of denture chosen. We are committed to providing affordable quality implant-supported dentures. You are welcome to call us to find out more about denture costs and options.
Are There Significant Benefits to Implant-Supported Dentures?
Yes, there are many benefits to choosing dental implant dentures, including:
- The ability to eat a wide variety of foods, such as steak, apples, carrots and corn-on-the-cob.
- Decreased natural bone loss
- Speaking and eating with confidence
- Increased comfort and less chafing
How Do I Care for My New Implant-Supported Dentures?
Removable dental implant dentures are taken out each night and cleaned. This is a good time to also gently clean your gums. For fixed dentures practice the same good oral hygiene you would use with your natural teeth. Frequent, thorough toothbrushing is a must, and regular visits to our office help ensure that your attachments are secure.
Why Would I Choose Implant-Supported Dentures Over Other Options?
Implant-supported dentures are an excellent combination of individual dental implants and regular dentures. While individual implants are a good solution for replacing a tooth or two, implant-supported dentures are more efficient solutions for multiple missing teeth. They also offer a better, more comfortable fit than traditional dentures, and you can eat a broader range of foods. If you think affordable quality implant-supported dentures may be a good fit for you, call our office today.