Sunrise Center for Dental Specialties
1776 North Pine Island Road, Suite 300, Plantation, FL 33322
Are missing teeth making it difficult for you to talk or chew? You could get implant-supported dentures to solve these issues. Affordable quality implant-supported dentures create a reliable fit so that you don’t have to worry about doing daily activities.
Implant-supported dentures are permanent dental appliances that get support from posts that are surgically inserted into the jaw. They’re different from conventional dentures that lay on the gums, which makes them vulnerable to slipping and falling out of position when you talk and eat. With enough jawbone to hold two or more implant posts, implant dentures are often the better choice for treating missing teeth. While our dentists suggest them for the lower jawbone more often, they’re also effective for the upper jawbone.
There are two main implant-supported dentures types: bar-retained and ball-retained. Bar-retained dentures use one arched metal bar that clips onto the implants with attachments. Ball-retained dentures have sockets that fit over round attachments on the implants. The acrylic base on each of these dentures is made to mimic the color of your real gums. The porcelain or acrylic fake teeth are made to match the shade of your natural teeth.
Getting implant-supported dentures typically takes two visits at our office. During the first visit, our dentists will insert the implant posts into your jawbone via surgery. During the second visit, when your gums and bone have healed, we’ll connect the dentures and artificial teeth to the posts. However, sometimes extra surgery is necessary to expose the post tops. Find out during your consultation if you’ll need this additional procedure for your treatment.
Determining the cost of denture implants involves several factors: the amount of implants needed, chosen denture attachments, number of follow-up visits necessary and insurance coverage. This is why the price varies from person to person. However, our dentists offer budget-friendly treatment options. Ask us for an estimate for your implant-supported dentures cost.
Implant-supported dentures offer a few benefits over regular dentures. They don’t move around because they anchor to posts in your jaw. This increases comfort and reliability since they don’t just sit on your gums. For that reason, implant-supported dentures in Plantation could be your ideal treatment.
Caring for implant-supported dentures isn’t very different from cleaning your natural teeth. You brush them with a toothbrush that has soft bristles, holding it at an angle, and moving it horizontally along your gums. If you have trouble brushing around the implant dentures tips, we can recommend a proxabrush. You can also make flossing in tight spots easier when you use a dental threader.
Do you want a comfortable, long-term solution for missing teeth? Implant-supported dentures are one of the best options. They can give you a confident smile. Call us to schedule an appointment and learn more about getting affordable quality implant-supported dentures.