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Every year, millions of people suffer from tooth loss caused by advanced gum disease or severe cavities. If gaps in your smile are affecting your ability to chew or speak, implant-supported dentures in Arlington might be the solution you’ve been looking for to replace your teeth. This permanent restorative option allows you to enjoy your favorite activities with confidence.
How Do Implant-supported Dentures Work?
A secure, reliable restorative solution, implant-supported dentures are attached to dental implants that provide unrivaled support to the denture. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures do not rest on the gums. The dental implants holding the denture are embedded in the bone, meaning that the appliance will not move when you chew or speak.
Our dentists often recommend implant-supported appliances for patients who lack teeth but still have enough bone to support dental implants. Denture implants are usually recommended for the lower jaw but can also be used to replace teeth in both jaws.
What is the Process for Getting Implant Dentures, and How Do They Work?
The dentures are constructed using a natural-looking base that mimics the look of gums along with acrylic or porcelain teeth. We provide two types of affordable quality implant-supported dentures: ball-retained dentures and bar-retained dentures. A bar-retained appliance uses one metal bar to support the implants, and the entire denture is clipped into place using attachments. Ball-retained appliances, however, use ball-shaped attachments on the implants that fit into sockets on the denture itself. Each option is a permanent, secure way to replace missing teeth.
It typically takes two appointments to receive implant-supported dentures in Arlington. After your dentist determines that you’re a good candidate for implant dentistry, you’ll visit our practice to have the implants placed into the jaw. Once your mouth has healed – usually between three to six months – you’ll return to our office for a second procedure. The dentist will then expose the tops of the implants and, in some cases, add the implants and supporting materials in one visit. Your dentist will help you decide what type of denture is right for you after a thorough examination.
What Do Implant-supported Dentures Cost?
Just like many personalized dental procedures, the cost of implant-supported restorations varies widely. The condition of your teeth and gums, how many implants you require, and the number of follow-up appointments you need will factor into the final implant-supported denture cost. Additionally, where you live and whether you have insurance will determine your out-of-pocket expenses. While implants are usually considered cosmetic, insurance may cover all or part of the procedure if it is deemed medically necessary.
We’re here to help you find an option that meets your dental needs and budget, whether it’s flexible financing or working with your insurance company. If you’re wondering whether affordable quality implant-supported dentures are a possibility for you, give our office a call.
What Are Some of the Benefits of Implant-supported Dentures?
With their host of benefits, implant-supported appliances are a worthwhile investment for many people suffering from tooth loss. One of the most important benefits of implant-supported appliances is the stimulation they provide the jawbone. When tooth roots are missing, the jaw may shrink unless a replacement is provided.
An implant denture also provides excellent stability when eating and speaking and functions just like natural teeth. These dentures rarely require adjustment because the implants are securely held in place. When you know your new dentures will not shift or slip, you can enjoy your favorite activities with confidence.
Most importantly, getting denture implants can improve your quality of life. Many times, our patients struggle with problems caused by missing teeth, including problems chewing and speaking or gum disease. Getting dentures allows you to smile with confidence and restore your dental health. If you’re wondering what’s possible with implant-supported dentures, schedule an appointment today.
How Do You Take Care of Implant-supported Dentures?
Good oral hygiene is important when it comes to keeping your new dentures beautiful for years to come. We recommend cleaning your dentures in the morning and at night to ensure no bacteria grows inside the mouth. To clean the appliance, use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Hold the brush at an angle to the gum line and make gentle horizontal movements. If you require more intensive cleaning, you may need a proxabrush to reach areas around the edges of the denture. A threader also might be needed to floss between tight areas.
Why Should You Get Implant-supported Dentures?
If you’re looking for a comfortable, long-term treatment for lost teeth, implant-supported dentures could be a good option for you. This natural-looking, easy-to-clean appliance will allow you to smile with confidence. Restoring your smile can be affordable – call us now to explore your options. We’re always here to answer your questions, whether it’s about the procedure steps or the cost of denture implants.
BioHorizons dental implants are treated with our proprietary Laser-Lok technology. This helps your smile remain beautiful over time.
BioHorizons’ implants are lightweight, strong, biocompatible and made from titanium, the most widely used material in implant dentistry. Restore and maintain your natural smile with individual dental implants, implant-supported fixed bridges, or implant-supported dentures.
Call us for more information about restoring and maintaining your natural smile with individual dental implants or implant-supported fixed dentures from BioHorizons!