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If you’re embarrassed or inconvenienced because of missing teeth, then our affordable, quality implant-supported dentures might be the solution for you. Not only will they help you to speak more clearly, chew your food better, and regain a beautiful smile, but you’ll maintain the structural alignment of your face, jaw, and remaining teeth.
Traditional dentures aren’t able to maintain the structure of your face, but implant dentures can because they’re permanently installed into your jaw. If you’re interested in implant-supported dentures, call our New Castle office and we can answer all your questions.
Why Are Implant-supported Dentures Better?
Traditional dentures rest on top of your gums and aren’t anchored anywhere unless you use denture adhesive, and that’s a temporary solution. Implant-supported dentures, however, are permanently installed into your jawbone with biocompatible titanium posts that will eventually fuse with your jawbone. The dentures are permanently affixed to the posts, so your dentures will never slip or fall out. You’ll avoid the wrinkles that can occur when teeth are missing and you’ll have a beautiful smile once again. Denture implants have an acrylic base that looks like your natural gums, and the teeth are either acrylic or porcelain, so they look like your natural teeth. No one will know they’re dentures unless you tell them. Call us for more information or to schedule an appointment at our New Castle office.
How Do Implant-supported Dentures Stay in Place and What’s the Installation Procedure?
Your denture implants are secured by one of two methods. If you opt for bar-retained dentures, then a curved metal bar will support the implants and the denture is attached to it. Ball-retained dentures have ball-shaped attachments on the posts, and the attachments insert into sockets on the denture. Both methods are equally secure, but some people are better suited for one over the other. Your dentist will advise you of the best method for your physiology during your appointment in our New Castle office, so call us to schedule your initial consultation.
Usually, an installation will take two or three visits unless you’re a candidate for our one-visit dentures, and your dentist will advise you if you are. During your first visit, your dentist will surgically install your denture implants into your jawbone and under your gum line. After the incisions have healed, which can take up to six months, you’ll return to have the tops of the posts exposed and your dentures installed.
Are Implant-supported Dentures Costly?
As with any dental procedure, your implant-supported dentures cost will be unique to you. Factors that will affect your final cost include any additional dental procedures that you might need, the type of denture implants you select, the number of office visits you’ll need, and your insurance coverage. During your initial consultation, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive estimate of the cost of denture implants for you. We want you to have the dental procedures that you need, so if financial constraints are keeping you from obtaining implant-supported dentures, ask about our affordable financing plans. Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.
What Types of Benefits Do Implant-supported Dentures Offer?
If you have extensive tooth loss, you may have health issues that are related to it. Your teeth are an integral part of your good overall health, so missing teeth can adversely impact that good health. Teeth are the first stage of your digestive system, they maintain the structural alignment of your face, your remaining teeth, and your jawbone. Without them, you can’t enunciate well and you can’t chew your food well. You may also develop wrinkles around your mouth.
Although traditional dentures can help with the chewing aspect, and to some extent the speech, they’re ineffective in other aspects. Also, if they don’t fit properly, then your speech may be impaired and your self-confidence may suffer. Implant-supported dentures are permanently installed into your mouth, so they’ll never slip or slide, and they won’t ever fall out. They require no adhesives and no special care routine. You care for your implant dentures the same way you care for your natural teeth. If you maintain a strict regimen of good oral hygiene, your implant-supported dentures should last for the rest of your life.
What’s the Maintenance for Denture Implants?
Denture implants require the same type of maintenance as your natural teeth. Brush and floss at least twice daily using a soft-bristled brush at an angle to the gums, and use a gentle, horizontal motion. Your dentist may recommend a proxabrush for getting to hard-to-reach areas and for deeper cleaning. Use an antibacterial mouthwash regularly and have regular dental checkups, and your denture implants will last for decades or for the rest of your life.
What Are Some Reasons for Selecting Denture Implants?
If you want a comfortable, long-term alternative to traditional dentures, the implant-supported dentures in New Castle may be a good solution for you. Denture implants look more natural than traditional dentures, they’re more comfortable, and they don’t slip or fall out. Call New Castle Dental Associates today at (302) 352-2321 to learn more about how our affordable, quality implant-supported dentures can boost your self-confidence and restore your beautiful smile. We look forward to speaking with you and working with you, so call us today.