Having a healthy smile is a big part of living a full life. When you’re missing teeth, you may feel like you’re missing out on everyday things you used to love – eating your favorite foods, laughing and smiling with confidence, and speaking with ease. If you’ve replaced missing teeth with a denture but find that it’s uncomfortable or unstable, the team at Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry can fit you for implant-supported dentures. This denture option is more secure than traditional dentures and allows you to feel confident in your smile again.
For patients missing most or all teeth in either their upper or lower arch, implant-supported dentures provide a solid replacement option. Traditional dentures sit on an acrylic base and contain false teeth that look natural. An adhesive is used to keep the denture in place on the gums. But with implant-supported dentures, there is no need for an adhesive. Rather, the denture fits snugly onto strategically placed implants. This attachment method is stronger than using adhesives.
We offer two different kinds of implant-supported dentures.
The length of your implant process depends on how many teeth are being replaced, the restoration being used, and the condition of your gums and jawbone. On average, the treatment from start to finish takes about five months for the lower jaw and seven months for the upper. No matter how long your procedure takes, though, we think you’ll be pleased with the end result.
Just like with traditional dentures, you’ll need to take out your implant-supported denture and clean it and all attachments every night. We’ll go over your cleaning instructions at your fitting appointment. Because the implant-supported denture is more secure than traditional dentures, you’ll find that you’re able to eat more foods than you could before. You’ll also be able to smile, laugh, and talk without fear of your denture slipping.
The implants used to support the denture are permanently placed into your jawbone. The denture itself can be replaced if it’s ever necessary.
Yes! Implant-supported dentures are very safe, and they provide increased comfort and stability.
The cost of implant-supported dentures varies depending on your needs, the condition of your gums and jawbone, and how many implants we use to stabilize the denture. During your initial implant consultation, we’ll go over your expected out-of-pocket costs and financial options.
See if implant-supported dentures are right for you!