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If you’re missing a substantial number of teeth, you may find yourself smiling less, have difficulty with enunciation, and you may not be able to eat your favorite foods. Fortunately, implant-supported dentures may be the answer to your problems.
Denture implants are permanently installed dental prosthetic devices that look and function like your natural teeth. You’ll be able to eat, chew, smile, and speak as you used to without the fear of dentures slipping or becoming uncomfortable. If you’re interested in implant-supported dentures or want more information on them, call our office in Bloomington and we’ll schedule an appointment for you.
How Are Implant-Supported Dentures Different from Traditional Dentures?
Traditional dentures are removable dental appliances that rest on top of your gums and need to be removed daily for cleaning. Implant-supported dentures are permanently affixed to titanium implants that are surgically installed into your jawbone. The implants function like the root of a natural tooth, and they will become part of your gums through a process called osseointegration. Denture implants don’t need to be removed; you clean and maintain them just as you would your natural teeth. Since they’re permanently installed, you won’t need to worry about them moving around or getting food particles trapped underneath. Although implant-supported dentures are usually installed on the lower jaw, they can also be installed on the upper jaw. If you’d like to know more about getting implant-supported dentures in Bloomington, call our office and we’ll be glad to help you.
How Do Implant-Supported Dentures Work?
There are two main types of implant dentures: bar-retained and ball-retained. Both have an acrylic base that resembles natural gums and both accommodate either acrylic or porcelain teeth. Ball-retained dentures use ball-shaped attachments that fit into sockets on each denture, whereas bar-retained dentures use a single metal bar that supports the denture, which is attached by clips to the bar. The type of denture implant you select will depend on your situation. After examining your gums, your dentist will make a recommendation as to the best type of denture for your unique needs.
What Will Happen During an Implant-Supported Installation Procedure?
The installation of dental implants requires two visits to our office. On the first visit, the implants will be surgically placed into your jawbone. Healing usually takes from three to six months, after which you’ll return to our office to have your denture implants installed. We can usually place all of your dental implants during your second visit. If you wish to schedule an appointment for denture implants, please call our Bloomington office today.
Are Implant Dentures Expensive?
The cost of denture implants will depend on your circumstances and will be influenced by several factors: the condition of your gums and any additional work that you need to have done, the number of implants you need and the type you select, the number of follow-up visits you’ll require, and your insurance coverage will all be factors in determining your final implant-supported dentures cost. We want all of our patients to have the dentures they need, so ask about our financing options for our affordable, quality implant-supported dentures. Call our Bloomington office today to learn more.
What Benefits Do Denture Implants Have?
Denture implants are much more comfortable than traditional dentures. Not only are they more comfortable to wear, but you’ll be more comfortable in social situations because you won’t have to worry about your dentures slipping or food particles getting caught underneath them. With denture implants, you’ll be as confident as you were with your natural teeth, and since your dentures will look very natural, no one will even know that you’re wearing them. If you’d like beautiful teeth again, call our Bloomington office today to get started.
Are Implant-Supported Dentures Difficult to Maintain?
Denture implants require the same type of maintenance that your natural teeth require. Flossing and brushing at least twice daily will help keep your denture implants looking and functioning their best. You don’t need to remove anything, just use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brush in a horizontal motion. Holding the toothbrush at an angle to your gums will provide the best results. A proxabrush can be used for more intensive cleaning, and a dental threader can help you floss in areas that are difficult to reach. If you have any questions about caring for your denture implants, call our Bloomington office and we’ll be happy to answer them.
Why Should I Opt for Implant-Supported Dentures?
If you want dentures that look like your natural teeth and that are easy to maintain, then denture implants may be the answer for you. They’re a long-term solution to missing teeth and they can help restore your self-confidence and boost your self-esteem. If you want to show the world your beautiful smile once again, call our Bloomington office at (309) 740-4241 and we’ll schedule an appointment for you. We strive to provide our patients with affordable quality implant-supported dentures and we look forward to speaking with you and working with you, so call us today.