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Gentle Dental of Thorndale
3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

If your missing teeth impair your speech or your ability to chew, then an implant-supported denture may provide the comfort and security you need to return to your natural speaking and chewing abilities.

Implant-supported dentures are a set of artificial teeth that look and function like your natural teeth; they’re permanently installed into your jaw through the use of a biocompatible titanium post. The post functions the same as the root of a tooth, so you never need to worry about your dentures slipping or falling out at an inopportune moment. If you’re interested in implant-supported dentures in Thorndale, call our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What’s Meant By Implant-supported Dentures?

An implant-supported denture is a full denture that’s attached to titanium screws that are surgically implanted into your jawbone. Unlike traditional dentures that rest on top of your gums and can be removed, denture implants are permanent installations and they can only be removed surgically. You’ll be able to speak clearly and eat your favorite foods — even steak — without fear of your implants slipping or falling out. If you have enough bone to support at least two implants, then this type of denture may work well for you. If not, then other options are available. They can be installed on both lower and upper jaws, although a lower-jaw installation is the most common. For more information or to schedule an appointment in our Thorndale office, give us a call.

What’s the Implant-Supported Denture Installation Procedure and How Do the Dentures Work?

The type of installation procedure will vary somewhat depending on the type of denture you’re receiving, but generally, you can expect two or three office visits. During your initial visit, your dentist will install the implants into your jawbone. Three to six months later, depending on the time it takes for your sites to heal, you’ll have another surgery to expose the top of each implant. Sometimes, the implants and support appliances can be placed during one visit, but that will be determined by your dentist.

Your implant-supported dentures will be either bar-retained or ball-retained, and both have an acrylic base that will resemble your natural gums. The teeth are made of either acrylic or porcelain and look like your natural teeth. A bar-retained denture uses a curved metal bar to support the implants and the denture is clipped into place. A ball-retained denture will have ball-shaped attachments that fit into sockets on the denture.

Are Implant-supported Dentures Expensive?

Your implant-supported dentures cost will be unique to you and will be influenced by several factors. Any additional dental work needed, the number of office visits and extra procedures involved, the type of denture you select, and your insurance benefits will all help to determine the cost of denture implants. During your initial visit, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive quote for the work you need and the associated costs, so you’ll know exactly what your final cost will be. We want you to have the dental treatment you need, so we’ll help you find affordable, quality implant-supported dentures. Call our Thorndale office for more information or to schedule an appointment for denture implants.

What Are the Benefits of an Implant-Supported Denture?

For those who have extensive tooth loss, an implant-supported denture is an especially wise choice. It enables comfort and stability, and you’ll be able to speak and chew with the assurance that your dentures won’t slip or fall out. Implant dentures look very natural, so no one will know that they’re not your natural teeth. They’re reliable and permanent, so you never need to remove them, and with proper care and maintenance, they’ll never need to be replaced.

Do Implant-supported Dentures Require Special Care?

Implant-supported dentures require the same regimen of good oral hygiene that you use for your natural teeth, assuming that you have good oral hygiene habits. We recommend brushing and flossing in the morning and at night using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Brush with gentle movements in a horizontal motion at an angle to the gum. Flossing will help dislodge food particles that may become stuck, and your dentist may recommend the use of a proxabrush for those areas that are hard to reach.

Why Are Implant-supported Dentures a Better Choice?

For those who want a reliable and comfortable alternative to traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures are an excellent choice. They look very natural, they remain firmly in place, and they require no special maintenance. Although they may be more expensive initially, considering that they’re a one-time investment and they require no special care regimen, they can be more cost-effective over time. If you’re interested in affordable, quality implant-supported dentures, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale at {PHONE] and we’ll answer all your questions. We’re among the best in the Thorndale area for implant dentures, so call us today. We look forward to speaking with you and welcoming you to our dental family.

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