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When you are missing several or most of your teeth, you can become very self-conscious about your speech, your smile, and your ability to eat your favorite foods. Fortunately, implant-supported dentures in Connecticut can restore your smile and your ability to speak and chew. Implant dentures are permanently installed artificial teeth that look like your natural teeth and function in the same manner. If you’re interested in our affordable, quality implant-supported dentures, call our Connecticut office and we can help you.
What’s an Implant-Supported Denture?
An implant-supported denture consists of an acrylic gum that looks like your natural gum tissue and either acrylic or porcelain artificial teeth that are mounted onto it. The entire appliance looks very natural and no one will know that your implant-supported dentures aren’t your natural teeth unless you tell them. There are two types of implant dentures, bar-retained and ball-retained. The bar-retained dentures use a single, curved metal rod to support the implants whereas the ball-retained denture uses ball-shaped attachments that insert into sockets on the denture.
If you have sufficient bone to support two implants, then you should have enough bone to support denture implants. Since the implants are surgically installed into the jawbone, they won’t slip or slide or fall out. Both types are equally reliable, the choice is yours and your dentist’s. Although they’re usually installed on the lower jaw, denture implants can be installed on both the upper and lower jaws. If you’d like more information on these two procedures, call our Connecticut office and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.
Do Implant-Dentures Work Well and What’s the Installation Procedure?
Implant technology has existed for over 50 years, so its reliability has been proven. Implants look and function like natural teeth and require no special cleaning or tools and substances. Unlike traditional dentures that rest on top of your natural gums, denture implants are surgically installed into your jawbone and the posts will fuse to your bone and become part of your jaw. You’ll have better self-confidence knowing that your dentures are secure, and you’ll be able to speak more clearly and eat your favorite foods once again.
The installation procedure usually requires two or three visits to our office. During your first visit, your dentist will prep the sites, and then will install the biocompatible titanium posts into your jawbone. When the incisions have healed, which usually takes up to six months, you’ll return to our office to have the dentures affixed to the supporting mechanisms. Some patients can have the entire procedure done in one day, but that decision is up to your dentist. If you’re interested in it, be sure to ask your dentist if you would be a good candidate for the procedure.
Why Are Implant-supported Dentures More Costly Than Regular Dentures?
Your initial implant-supported dentures cost will be unique to you but will be influenced by several factors. Any additional dental work that you need, the type of denture implant you choose, the number of office visits you’ll require, and your insurance benefits will all factor into the cost of denture implants. When you consider the long-term upkeep costs of traditional dentures — the soaking, the messy and expensive adhesives, and replacement costs when they break — denture implants may be more cost-effective than traditional dentures.
If financial constraints are a factor for you, let us know and we’ll do our best to ensure that you get the affordable, quality implant-dentures that you need. Call our Connecticut office today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
Why Are Implant-supported Dentures a Better Choice?
Implant-supported dentures are more durable, more convenient, more comfortable, and they appear more natural than conventional dentures. They’re permanently installed into the jaw, so you don’t need to worry about them moving around or falling out. Conventional dentures can break and need to be replaced, which can be expensive. With proper care, denture implants can last a lifetime, so they can be more cost-effective. If you want more information on denture implants or want to schedule an appointment, call our Connecticut office and let us help you.
What’s the Care Regimen for Implant-supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures require the same good oral hygiene regimen that your natural teeth require. Brush and floss twice daily, use an antibacterial mouthwash, and make a habit of regular dental checkups. With proper care, your denture implants will last for decades or a lifetime.
Are Implant-supported Dentures Right for Me?
Only you and our dentist can determine if our affordable, quality implant-supported dentures are right for you, but if you have a substantial number of missing teeth, they may be the best solution for you. Denture implants can restore your self-confidence and your beautiful smile. If you want the convenience and security of implant-supported dentures, then call Premier Dental of Connecticut and make an appointment.