Gentle Dental of Warren
29753 Hoover Road, Suite B, Warren, MI 48093
If you’re tired of dentures which don’t stay in place despite using a liberal amount of denture adhesive, our implant-supported dentures may be just what you need. You can enjoy replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth just like hundreds of thousands of other Americans.
Many Americans suffer from tooth loss. Having a full arch of teeth missing used to mean wearing uncomfortable conventional dentures or going without teeth. Fortunately, there are other options today. Implant-supported dentures, or overdentures, use implants to support the removable denture. They are more comfortable than dentures which rest on your gum and they are very stable. When you get an implant denture, you can combine the biting force of an implant with the affordability of a denture.
There are two main types of implant-supported dentures; bar-retained dentures and ball-retained dentures. With the bar-retained option, the denture clips on a bar supported by implants. The ball-retained option uses a ball and socket system to hold the denture in place.
During your consultation, your dentist will go over the types of implant-supported dentures and see which type best suits your needs. He or she will make this determination after performing an examination to ensure your gums are healthy and your jawbone can support an implant. You may need extractions or a bone graft before getting implants. If you’re a suitable candidate, our dentist will place implants in your jawbone and allow them several months to fuse with the bone. You can expect this process to take between three to six months. You may get a temporary denture to wear in the meantime.
Once this is done, our dentist will expose the tops of the implants and place the abutments which will hold your custom denture. If you have an existing denture, our dentist may be able to place sockets or clips on it, but we suggest getting a new denture if yours is several years old.
Don’t hesitate to call our office and request a consultation if you feel you are not an ideal candidate. We can help you overcome almost any oral health problems so you can have an attractive smile with dentures that are comfortable to wear. Advanced periodontal disease may affect your ability to get an overdenture.
The easiest way to learn how much implant-supported dentures cost is to call our dental office and schedule a consultation. Our fees vary depending on the number of implants you’ll need, whether you need any preparation work, the quality of the dentures you choose and whether you need upper and lower dentures or just a lower one. We will work with you to find a way for you to get the affordable quality implant-supported dentures you deserve. When developing a treatment plan, our dentist will take your budget into account. Please phone our office if you need information about our available payment options. Unfortunately, most dental insurance companies do not cover the procedure.
When deciding on investing in dentures supported by implants, consider how much money you spend on having your dentures relined or on denture adhesives. You may end up saving money in the long-term with implant-supported dentures.
The advantages of implant-supported dentures include:
Good oral hygiene is vital to maintaining your investment in implant dentures. Brush them with a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. This will remove plaque which can make your denture appear dull without scratching them. Keep your gums and the abutments clean as well. Your dentist will go over how to maintain your implant-supported dentures and make suggestions for products which can make your job easier.
Also come in for regular appointments with our dentist. He or she will check the gum tissue around the abutments and professionally clean your denture using special tools. We like to build relationships with our patients so we can ensure their new denture serves them well for a very long time.
We put wearing comfortable dentures within reach with our implant-supported dentures in Warren. Our goal is to transform smiles and improve the quality of our patient’s lives by making them more comfortable and able to enjoy the finer things in life. Please call our office today to schedule a consultation.