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If your missing teeth embarrass you when you smile or chew, then our affordable, quality implant-supported dentures may be the solution to your problem.
Implant dentures look like your natural teeth and they’re permanently installed, so there’s no danger of them slipping or falling out. If you’re interested in implant-supported dentures in West Chester, then give our office a call and learn about our affordable, quality implant-supported dentures.
Are Implant-supported Dentures Different Than Regular Dentures?
Traditional dentures rest on top of your gums and are secured by denture adhesive. Denture adhesive isn’t foolproof though, and your dentures can slide or fall out even if you use it. Implant dentures are permanently installed dental appliances that can’t move or fall out because they’re surgically installed into your jaw. If you have enough jawbone to support at least two implants, then you may be a good candidate for denture implants. Call our West Chester office to learn more or to schedule a consultation with an implant dentist.
How Do Implants Function and What Happens When I Get Them?
An implant denture is surgically and permanently installed into your jawbone. The installation procedure may vary slightly depending on your unique needs, but the first step in the procedure involves surgical implantation of the biocompatible titanium posts into your jawbone. After the incisions have healed, which can take up to six months, you’ll return to have the tops of the posts exposed and we’ll affix the prosthetic teeth to your implants.
There are two types of implant-supported dentures: ball-retained and bar-retained. Ball-retained dentures have ball-shaped attachments that are inserted into sockets while bar-retained dentures have one curved metal bar to which the implants are clipped. Both installations are very secure, you won’t need to worry about your dentures slipping or falling out.
Usually, the installation requires two or three office visits. On occasion, we can place both the implants and the support mechanisms in a single office visit, so ask your dentist if you qualify for this one-visit procedure. If you want to schedule a consultation for denture implants, call our West Chester office today and we will do our best to help you.
What Should I Expect for My Implant-supported Dentures Cost?
The cost for your procedure will be unique to you and will be influenced by any additional dental work that you need, the type of implants you select, the number of office visits you’ll require, and your insurance coverage. During your initial consultation, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive breakdown of the procedures needed and the costs, so you’ll have an accurate estimate of your cost of denture implants.
Why Are Implant-supported Dentures Better?
Particularly for those who are missing a significant number of teeth, denture implants can restore self-confidence and self-esteem. They look very natural, they’re comfortable, and they’re reliable. You’ll smile with confidence, your enunciation will improve, and you’ll be able to chew your food without worrying about denture problems. There are no messy adhesives or fizzy tablets to buy or use, and you’ll always have a full set of teeth in your mouth. If you want to schedule a consultation, then call our West Chester office and we can help you.
What Types of Maintenance Do Denture Implants Require?
One of the advantages of implant-supported dentures is their easy maintenance routine. Care for them the same as you would your natural teeth, assuming you have good oral hygiene habits. Brush and floss twice each day, and use an antibacterial mouthwash for the best results; your dentist may recommend that you use a proxabrush to reach hard-to-clean areas between your teeth. When you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and use horizontal strokes at an angle to the gum. With proper care and maintenance, your implant-supported dentures can last for decades or for the rest of your life. If you want to schedule an appointment or want more information, call Gentle Dental of West Chester at (484) 643-4417 and we can help you.
Are Implant-supported Dentures a Better Choice Than Traditional Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are better than traditional dentures for several reasons. They’re always in your mouth, so you do not have to worry about being caught without teeth. They’re permanently installed, which means you do not have to worry about them slipping or falling out of your mouth at an inopportune moment. They require the same oral hygiene that your natural teeth require, so there’s no soaking or special cleaning routine. They’ll also help to retain the structural integrity of your face, jaw, and your other teeth, which traditional dentures aren’t able to do. If you’re interested in implant-supported dentures, call our West Chester office today and let us help you regain your smile and your self-confidence.