Are you among the 35 million adults in the United States who do not have any remaining natural teeth? Do you already have dentures? Are you unhappy with the results of your dentures? Now, you can skip the disadvantages of traditional tooth replacement options with dental implants. With implant–retained dentures, you will never need to worry about your dentures slipping or irritating your gums again.
Traditional dentures rely on suction or an adhesive to hold them in place. While several advancements allow them to fit more comfortably, they do not compare to your natural teeth. Now, you can enjoy the next best thing to real teeth with dental implants.
By surgically placing dental implants into your jawbone, they anchor your denture in place. Your jaw will fuse to the posts to create a stable foundation for your new smile. This allows you to benefit from several advantages that are not possible with conventional dentures, such as:
Dr. Makadia creates an acrylic base to match your gum tissue. It will feature custom–made prosthetic teeth that look natural. The denture is held in place using one of two types of implant supports:
At least 2 implant posts are needed to hold individual abutments that feature a ball and socket system to clip the denture to your jaw.
Although implant-retained dentures have a higher upfront cost than conventional tooth replacement options, they allow you to make a long-term investment in your smile. The implant posts have the potential to remain in place forever, so you will never need to worry about having them replaced.
There is no specific cost for the procedure because it is based on your individual treatment plan. Factors that can influence the price include the types of abutments that are used and if any additional procedures are needed.
Each phase of your treatment is broken into separate fees, giving you more time to pay. In some cases, you can use your insurance benefits to help lower the cost.
With the right aftercare, your new smile can last for several decades. To ensure it lasts as long as possible, it is best to:
If you did not get the results you wanted with traditional dentures or are interested in learning more about implant-retained dentures, Dr. Makadia can help! Contact our office today to see if dental implants are right for you.