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Do you have problems chewing, speaking, or both because of missing teeth? Implant-supported dentures may be the right solution for you. Having affordable quality implant-supported dentures gives you a worry-free way to wear artificial teeth.
Implant-Supported Dentures: What Are They?
Implant dentures are as the name suggests: dental appliances that consist of implants to which dentures attach. They’re unlike traditional dentures that sit on your gums with no support, which makes them prone to falling or slipping out of place when you eat and talk. With the support and enough jawbone to hold the implants, implant-supported dentures are typically a superior option for restoring missing teeth. In general, our dentists suggest no-slip implants for the lower jawbone, but we can fit them for the upper jaw too.
How Does a Denture Implant Work, and What’s the Procedure?
For implant-supported dentures, there are two main types: ball-retained and bar-retained. The ball-retained appliances contain sockets that secure onto round connectors on the implants. The bar-retained appliances feature a curved metal bar with attachments that clip over the implants. Each of them uses a base made of acrylic that looks like your real gums. The fake teeth are either porcelain or acrylic, but they blend in with your natural teeth.
In most cases, it takes two dental visits to get implant-supported dentures. The first time, our dentists will surgically insert the implant posts into your jawbone. The second time, after your bone and gums heal, we’ll secure the implants and dentures to the posts. However, there’s a chance that you could need surgery to expose the tops of the implant posts. Ask your dentist during the consultation if this extra procedure will be necessary for you.
What Do Implant-Supported Teeth Cost?
Your dental needs differ from other patients, so your implant-supported dentures cost will also differ. Your insurance policy, required follow-up visits, denture attachments and number of needed implants will determine the cost of denture implants. Call us to find out how we can offer an affordable solution that meets your needs.
Denture Implant: What Are the Benefits?
You gain a few benefits by getting implant-supported dentures in Miami Beach. First, they’re more comfortable than regular dentures. Second, they’re more stable and won’t move around no matter what you do. Because of that, implant-supported dentures are more reliable too.
What Are the Care Requirements for Implant-Retained Dentures?
Like your real teeth, you should clean implant-supported dentures twice a day to keep bacteria from building up in your mouth. Our dentists suggest holding your soft-bristled toothbrush at an angle as you use gentle, horizontal strokes to brush. To reach around the tips of the implant dentures, we might recommend that you use a proxabrush. Using a dental threader can help you pull floss through too.
Why Get a Denture Implant?
Are you looking for an alternative to conventional dentures that’s more permanent and comfortable? Implant-supported dentures are a great choice to build a confident smile. Contact us for a consultation and to find out more about our affordable quality implant-supported dentures.