Missing teeth has a huge impact on the quality of your life. In the past, regular dentures were your only option for replacing your teeth, but with modern dentistry you have many more options.
Implant-supported dentures eliminate the hassles associated with dentures, like making clicking noises when you speak and not being able to eat certain foods. Dentures held securely by implants let you live life as if you still had your natural teeth. Call our dental office to learn more about implant-supported dentures in Detroit and to request a consultation.
What is an Implant Denture?
Implant-supported dentures, also called implant-retained dentures or snap-on dentures, are the modern way to replace a full set of teeth. If you have lost an entire arch of teeth, either the top and/or bottom, you can replace them with beautiful dentures that no one will realize are not your own because they don’t more or click when you talk. Traditional dentures are usually unstable and painful. They make chewing delicious foods difficult and can limit your diet. Modern dentistry can eliminate the problems associated with traditional dentures to give you attractive, functional replacement teeth.
Implant dentures work by attaching to a stable implant in the jawbone. Most patients selecting implant-supported dentures have enough jawbone to support four or more implants in their mouth. Generally, the implant acts as a tooth root and provides increased stability and function to a tooth replacement device, like a denture. If you lack sufficient bone in your jaw for an implant, your dentist may be able to perform a bone graft or other procedure, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of implant dentures. Contact our office for more information and to find out if you are a good candidate for this option.
What is the Procedure for Getting Implant Dentures?
The procedure requires at least two dental visits. On your first visit after any extractions or other preparatory work, your dentist will place the implants in your jawbone. You can expect only minimal discomfort since you will have local anesthesia. It will take up to six months for the implant to fuse with the bone, generally patients heal at different rates. This process is known as osseointegration. For your implant-supported dentures procedure to be a success, the implant has to fuse with the bone, which it does in most cases.
On your second visit, our dentist will expose the tops of the implants and add abutments for the denture to sit on. There are ball-retained dentures where your dentist places a ball on the top of your implant which fits in a socket on your denture. There are also bar-retained dentures where a thin bar sits on top of the implants and attaches to clips on your denture. Both are equally effective and patients are usually satisfied with either option. Your dentist will decide if he or she can retrofit your dentures or whether you will need new ones.
What is the Average Cost of Denture Implants?
The implant-supported dentures cost varies widely among our patients and each person has unique needs. The number of implants needed is a major factor in determining your fee. We also take into account any preparation procedures needed, the type of attachments selected and the quality of the denture you choose. Unfortunately, dental insurance rarely covers implant dentures. Call us today to book a consultation and learn more about our affordable quality implant-supported dentures. We can also answer your questions about your payment options.
Why Should I Consider Implant-supported Dentures?
If you have missing teeth, you should consider implant-supported dentures since they are a dependable option to restore prior functionality. Dental implants offer numerous benefits, including:
- No expensive denture adhesive needed
- They won’t irritate your gums
- Implant-supported dentures restore your ability to chew
- You’ll have clearer speech
- You’ll never have to worry about your dentures accidentally coming out of your mouth
- Your dentures will not click when you talk
Implant-supported dentures also help prevent resorption, which is jawbone deterioration that occurs because the bone does not receive any stimulation from a tooth root. Resorption causes people to have a sunken look which ages them.
How Do You Clean Implant-supported Dentures?
To keep your new smile in the best possible condition, keep your regularly scheduled appointments to ensure your gums are healthy and your dentures fit properly. Brush your denture with a soft toothbrush twice a day using a paste your dentist recommends. He or she will also show you how to clean your gums and the area around the abutments. Cleaning your denture, even though you cannot get cavities anymore, is important. Plaque will stick to porcelain dentures and make them appear dull.
Where Can I Get Affordable Quality Implant-supported Dentures Near Me?
We love it when patients leave our office with an attractive smile that is long-lasting and easy to maintain. To find a dentist who truly cares about satisfying patients, please call our dental office to schedule a consultation.