Have you lost a significant number of teeth? Or maybe you are on the brink of the extraction of several failing teeth. Either way, finding a stable tooth replacement is especially important in the case of multiple tooth loss, when the gap in the smile may be as wide as three or more teeth. Implant-retained dentures in Jacksonville offer a wonderful solution! Keep reading to learn more about this option and whether or not you are likely an eligible candidate to enjoy all the benefits of dental implants.
BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dental implants offer a wealth of benefits for patients who are already missing teeth or facing imminent tooth loss. Some of the most considerable advantages of this tooth-replacement option include:
A comprehensive solution which gives you back the missing teeth as well as supportive tooth roots -- for maximum stability
Easier to clean than other tooth replacement options
Dental implant-retained dentures look, fit, and feel just like your natural teeth (or better)
Implant dentures make it easy to chew and thus promote a balanced, nutritious diet
Speech is clearer with a stable tooth replacement
With careful cleaning and excellent maintenance, your dental implants can last for a lifetime. That makes them a great financial investment!
HOW DOES AN IMPLANT DENTURE WORK?
There are two options for your implant denture. No matter how many teeth you are missing, both require the placement of at least 2 dental implants. First, the dental implants will be surgically placed into the jaw bone. After they have healed together with the bone tissue, they are exposed once more and can be permanently restored.
The method that is right for you depends on your specific needs.
The two options for an implant denture include:
A ball-retained denture has holes that fit securely into the dental implants, which have an extended part that allows for the denture to snap right on top.
A bar-retained denture clips onto a bar that runs along the curve of the jaw. The bar is affixed to the dental implants, and the partial or complete denture attaches right onto this part using special clips.
UNDERSTANDING THE COST OF AN IMPLANT DENTURE
There is no fixed price for an implant denture. The total price of yours will depend on a few factors, including how many teeth you are missing and where in the jaw they are located. Dental implants cost more than other options in tooth replacement because they are completed in two phases and require a surgical procedure. No matter the cost of your implant denture, though, it is well worth the investment for a lasting tooth replacement which promotes oral and overall health. Dental implants can truly last for decades!
CARING FOR YOUR IMPLANT DENTURE
Once we have set you up with your implant denture, taking care of it will be of the utmost importance. Follow our instructions closely -- cleaning the prosthetic daily and brushing and flossing your remaining teeth regularly to keep them healthy and in place for as long as possible. Should you notice your denture beginning to feel uncomfortable or slip and slide around, get in touch with us right away.
YOUR FIRST STEP IS TO TALK TO A DOCTOR ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS!
Every patient is paired up with our treatment coordinator, who will be with you throughout the entire process and at every appointment with you! Dr. Ryan will go over all of your options and create a customized treatment plan just for you. Never have to worry about any surprise fees, again.