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When missing teeth prevent you from speaking clearly and chewing food, your quality of life suffers. Our dentist can improve these functions and your quality of life with dentures. Since conventional dentures often slip around, we may suggest that you get implant-supported dentures instead.

What Are Denture Implants?

Denture implants are dental devices that work similar to conventional dentures, but they don’t sit on your gums. They’re permanently connected to a set of dental implants via snap-on attachments. This means that they won’t slip around while eating meals and talking.

While implant-supported dentures are connected to implants, they’re detachable. Actually, they require cleaning every day, and you shouldn’t wear them while you sleep.

If your teeth are missing and your jawbone can support implants, affordable quality implant-supported dentures are the optimal fix. Most of the time, patients need these dentures for the lower jaw because traditional dentures aren’t stable enough. Our dentist, however, can order them for the upper jaw as well. We’d be delighted to give you more information about your options when you visit us for a consultation.

What’s the Function of and Procedure for Implant Overdentures?

With gum-colored acrylic bases and two or more implants for support, implant dentures generally come in two types. Also, the replacement teeth are available in porcelain or acrylic, and the shade and shape are made to look like your real teeth.

Bar-retained dentures are the first type, and they have as many as five implants with a metal bar attached. Clips or other connectors are used to secure the artificial teeth in place along the bar. As a result, the dentures conceal the metal bar and provides complete biting support.

The other type of implant-supported dentures, ball-retained, have two types of connectors. The implants have an attachment in the shape of a ball that fits into the socket on the denture.

During a consultation, our dentist will recommend the best denture type for you based on your medical and dental history. The dentist will also get X-rays and perform other tests to determine the proper positions for your dentures and implants. Then, we’ll get an impression of your teeth and gums, which we’ll send to the lab that will create your customized appliance.

You’ll probably need to visit our office twice to get implant dentures. For the initial visit, our dentist inserts dental implants into the jawbone. Next, you’ll wait a couple of months for your gums and jaw to heal. In order to connect the dentures during the second visit, the dentist will expose the implant tops. Ask the dentist if you are able to get denture implants in one visit.

Implant-Supported Dentures: How Much Do They Cost?

There’s no fixed price for implant-supported dentures. In fact, the cost of denture implants will depend on a few factors. If you don’t have dental insurance or a dental discount plan, then you’ll pay more. Also, your implant-supported dentures cost will increase with the number of implants and follow-up visits that you need. You’ll pay even more if you choose porcelain dentures over acrylic. After your consultation, our dentist can accurately estimate your out-of-pocket cost.

What Are the Benefits of Implant Overdentures?

There are a lot of benefits to choosing denture implants. With them, you can talk and eat meals with confidence because you won’t be worried that they’ll move or fall out as you go about daily activities. You’ll even get to enjoy foods that you couldn’t eat before. However, you’ll still need to avoid hard and sticky foods that might damage the dentures.

Additionally, when you get implant-supported dentures for your upper jaw, they won’t cover the roof of your mouth as much as conventional dentures. Since they connect to dental implants via attachments, you don’t have to rely on suction like with other removable devices. Learn more about the advantages of having implant overdentures during your visit.

Is It Easy to Care for Denture Implants?

So that your affordable quality implant-supported dentures continue to look good and work as they should, you must clean them each morning and evening. The cleanings prevent bacteria from growing on them and in your mouth.

To clean your implant-supported dentures correctly, you need a soft toothbrush and cleaner, which could be toothpaste or another recommended by your dentist. Denture cleaner and proxabrushes, which reach around the tips, may be useful for a deep clean. Before you clean, take out the dentures, and then brush them gently with horizontal movements. If you need to floss in tight spots, use a dental threader.

Why Choose Implant-Supported Dentures?

Choosing implant overdentures is wise if you want a long-term and comfortable solution for replacing missing teeth. You might even become more confident in smiling because these dentures are more natural-looking than others. They could help preserve your jawbone too. Set up a consultation today for implant-supported dentures in Philadelphia.

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