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Are you missing teeth? Do you have traditional dentures that slip and slide in your mouth or cause painful sores? If you are looking for a more stable, comfortable solution, we may have the answer for you.
Most likely, at the time you got your dentures or tooth replacement device, traditional dentures were your only choice. Unfortunately, traditional dentures rest uncomfortably on your gums. Even with denture cream, they can come out at the most embarrassing times. Today, you have more options, including implant-supported dentures. We specialize in helping people just like you feel good about wearing dentures again. Call our office for more information about implant-supported dentures in Fishkill.
What Are Dentures Supported by Implants?
Since dentures have been invented, people have been looking for ways to make them more comfortable. Luckily, modern dentistry has come up with overdentures, which are removable dental prosthesis which sit on top of dental implants or remaining teeth if you have them.
Implant-supported dentures are dentures supported by implants; they don’t rest on the gum like traditional dentures. While you can remove dentures supported by implants at night, they are very secure and don’t move when you speak or eat. While most people choose implant dentures for their bottom teeth, you can also have them for your upper teeth. Implant dentures are normal dentures, but because they last longer, most people choose a high-quality denture, like porcelain, which looks natural. Since you won’t have to replace your dentures every three to five years anymore, high-end dentures are an excellent investment.
What is the Procedure for Getting Implant-supported Dentures and How Exactly Do They Work?
To get your dentures placed, your dentist surgically installs implants, which are thin rods or screws made from a biocompatible material, into your jawbone. For the next several months, the jawbone grows over the implants to form artificial tooth root anchors for your denture. After the implant fuses with the jawbone, your dentist will reveal the top of the implant and fit your denture.
Implant-supported dentures work just like normal teeth, in that the denture is anchored to the mouth by the implants. There are two kinds of implant-supported dentures, but the procedure for placing them is basically the same for both types. With bar-retained implants, clips on your denture attach to the bar on your denture to hold your denture securely. Ball-retained dentures use a metal ball attachment on top of the implant and sockets in the denture to connect.
What’s the Cost of Denture Implants?
Our patient’s implant-supported dentures cost varies as each patient has a unique treatment plan. Factors which can affect your total cost include any preparation work necessary such as tooth extraction, the number of implants you need and the quality of the denture you select. We offer affordable quality implant-supported dentures because we believe everyone has the right to a healthy, attractive smile. If you schedule a consultation, our dentist can explain your anticipated cost after determining your needs. Please call us if you have questions about your payment options or if you would like to book a consultation.
For many of our patients, cost is a concern, especially since dental insurance typically will not cover implants. If you’ve been buying larger amounts of expensive dental adhesive or having your regular dentures relined every few years, you might even save money with snap-on dentures. Call our office to learn more about our payment plans to see if we can help you save on your out-of-pocket costs.
What Are the Advantages of Going with Implant-supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures offer many important benefits over conventional dentures, including:
- Dentures don’t slip
- May reduce jawbone loss due to insufficient stimulation
- Implants feel likes natural teeth
- It is easy to eat most foods
- Eliminates the need for denture adhesives
If you’ve been thinking about getting dentures or another tooth replacement dental device, give us a call today. We’d be delighted to schedule a consultation and help you review your options for dentures.
What Type of Maintenance Do Implant-supported Dentures Require?
If you are diligent about oral hygiene, your implant-supported dentures will last a long time. Brush the denture with a soft brush twice a day to remove plaque. Your dentist will show you how to clean your gums and the abutments. Be sure to keep your scheduled appointments so our dentist can check the sockets or clips on your denture to ensure it stays firmly in place. Your dentist can also professionally clean your denture and make sure the tissue around your implants is still healthy.
Where Can I Find Affordable Quality Implant-supported Dentures?
We offer implant-supported dentures in Fishkill for people who want the confidence that comes from having dentures which look, feel and act like natural teeth. If you’re not wearing your current dentures because they are uncomfortable, please call us today to request an appointment with one of our experienced dentists. We look forward to hearing from you.