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If you’re having trouble speaking or eating because you have missing teeth, then implant-supported dentures might be the solution for your dilemma. Denture implants are permanently installed dental prosthetic devices that can replace your missing teeth and enable you to resume your daily activities.
Speaking clearly, eating your favorite foods, and not worrying about your dentures slipping can greatly enhance your peace of mind. If you want more information about denture implants, call our Wayzata office today and let us help you. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and make an appointment for you, so call us today.
What’s Meant by Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are custom-fitted dentures that are attached to permanently installed implants in your gums. Traditional dentures rest on top of your gums and are sometimes secured by adhesive, but denture implants are permanently affixed to titanium posts that have been surgically implanted into your jawbone. The implant functions in a manner similar to the root of your natural tooth, prohibiting the dentures from sliding around or moving out of place. Unlike traditional dentures, denture implants don’t need to be removed for cleaning or maintenance.
How Do Implant-Supported Dentures Function?
Two types of denture implants are available: bar-retained and ball-retained. Both have a natural-looking, acrylic base that looks like your gums. A ball-retained denture has ball-shaped attachments that are inserted into sockets on the denture. A bar-retained denture uses a metal bar to support the implant denture, which is secured by attachments. Both are very natural looking and each provides the same stability and function as your natural teeth. The type of denture implant that you choose will depend on several factors, and your dentist will recommend the type best suited to your needs and lifestyle. If you’d like to schedule a consultation in our Wayzata office, give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and set up a convenient appointment for you.
What Should I Expect During a Denture Implant Procedure?
A denture implant installation will require two visits to our Wayzata office. During the first visit, we’ll place the implants into your jawbone. It usually takes from three to six months for the incision to heal and the implant to become part of the jaw, which is called osseointegration. After that, you’ll return to our office and your dentist will install your dentures and their support mechanisms. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our Wayzata office and we’ll be glad to help you.
What’s the Cost of Denture Implants?
Your implant-supported dentures cost will be unique to you and will depend on several factors, such as the amount of work that needs to be done, the type of denture that you and your dentist select, the number of office visits you need, and any insurance coverage you have. During your initial visit, your dentist will provide you with a detailed estimate of the fees for your procedure. We don’t want our patients to forgo needed treatment because of financial constraints, so ask us about our payment plans for your affordable, high-quality implant-supported dentures.
What Benefits Will Implant-Supported Dentures Provide Me?
If you have extensive tooth loss, your self-confidence and self-esteem may have suffered. You may have difficulty enunciating your words and eating your favorite foods. You may be embarrassed to smile because of your missing teeth, but don’t want the discomfort and inconvenience of traditional dentures. Denture implants will enable you to eat your favorite foods and speak clearly and you’ll have a ‘smile that will look like your natural teeth. No one will know that you’re wearing dentures unless you tell them. If you’re ready for implant-supported dentures in Wayzata, call our office today and we’ll schedule an appointment for you.
What Type of Maintenance Is Required for Implant-Supported Dentures?
Good oral hygiene practices are crucial to your overall good health and they’ll keep your implant dentures in great shape for many years. Flossing and brushing at least twice a day will help with maintenance. In areas that are difficult to reach, a proxabrush may help, and some of our patients use a dental threader for flossing. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush that’s held at an angle to your gums, brush gently, using a horizontal motion. Be sure to remove all particulate matter. If you have any questions about maintaining your denture implants, call our Wayzata office and we’ll be happy to answer them.
Why Are Implant-Supported Dentures a Better Choice?
If you’re looking for a long-term, natural-looking alternative to traditional dentures, then implant dentures may be the solution. They’re more comfortable, they don’t slip out of place, they don’t require removal in order to maintain them, and you don’t have to worry about food particles becoming lodged underneath them. If you’re interested in implant-supported dentures, call our office at (952) 475-0225 and let us schedule an appointment for you. Our patients tell us we’re among the best in the area, so let’s get started on your affordable, quality implant-supported dentures.