Are you tired of traditional dentures slipping or causing discomfort? Implant-supported dentures may be the solution for you, providing a stable and secure fit that allows for improved chewing and speaking abilities. At Sullivan Dentistry, we offer this advanced dental solution to help our patients achieve a confident and comfortable smile.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are a popular and effective solution for people who have lost most or all of their teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, which rest on the gums and can slip or shift, implant-supported dentures are anchored securely to dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone. This provides a stable and comfortable fit that allows for better chewing, speaking, and overall oral health.
One of the main benefits of implant-supported dentures is that they provide a more natural and lifelike appearance. Because they are anchored to the jawbone, they do not require bulky plastic or metal clasps that can be visible when smiling or speaking. Additionally, implant-supported dentures can help to preserve the jawbone and prevent bone loss, which can occur when teeth are missing. For those who may not be candidates for full implant-supported dentures, partial dentures can also be used to improve chewing and speaking. Learn more about partial dentures for better chewing and speaking by visiting our page on partial dentures.
How Implant-Supported Dentures Work
Implant-supported dentures are a type of denture that is anchored to dental implants instead of resting on the gums like traditional dentures. The dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone over time, creating a stable foundation for the denture. The denture is then attached to the implants using special connectors, providing a secure and stable fit.
Implant-supported dentures offer several benefits over traditional dentures. They are more stable and secure, allowing for better chewing and speaking abilities. They also help to preserve the jawbone, which can deteriorate over time with traditional dentures. If you are interested in implant-supported dentures, contact our team at Sullivan Dentistry for a consultation to see if they are right for you. Visit our website our page to learn more about our denture services.
Types of Implant-Supported Dentures
There are two main types of implant-supported dentures: bar-retained and ball-retained. Bar-retained dentures use a thin metal bar that is attached to two to five dental implants, while ball-retained dentures use a ball-and-socket mechanism to attach the denture to the implant. Both types of implant-supported dentures provide a secure and stable fit, allowing patients to eat and speak with confidence. Your dentist can help you determine which type of implant-supported denture is best for your individual needs.
Cost of Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are a long-term investment in your oral health and quality of life. While the initial cost may be higher than traditional dentures, the benefits of implant-supported dentures far outweigh the cost. The cost of implant-supported dentures varies depending on the number of implants needed, the type of denture, and the location of the dental practice. However, it is important to remember that implant-supported dentures are a permanent solution that can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. In the long run, implant-supported dentures may actually save you money by reducing the need for frequent denture replacements and repairs.
Maintenance of Implant-Supported Dentures
Proper maintenance of implant-supported dentures is crucial for their longevity and functionality. It is recommended to brush the dentures twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Flossing around the implants and under the denture is also important to remove any food particles or plaque buildup. Regular dental check-ups are necessary to ensure the implants and dentures are in good condition and to address any issues that may arise. Avoiding hard or sticky foods and quitting smoking can also help maintain the health of implant-supported dentures.
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