Konikoff Dental Associates Cedar Road
1419 Cedar Rd., Suite 100, Chesapeake, VA 23322
If you have missing teeth but don’t want to worry about slipping dentures or messy adhesives, implant-supported dentures may be right for you. The following are answers to common questions that patients have regarding implant-supported dentures in Chesapeake.
Missing teeth detract from the beauty of your smile and affect your ability to eat and speak properly. While both implant dentures and traditional dentures are viable options for replacing missing teeth, implants are secured into place using posts or a metal bar anchored into the jaw bone, which means that they look and function more like natural teeth. Call today to find out if affordable quality implant-supported dentures are right for you.
The first step is an initial consultation during which the dentist will evaluate your dental health and advise you of your denture options. If you and your dentist determine that you are a candidate for implant dentures, you’ll return for a second appointment so that the dentist can insert the implants that will hold the dentures in place. Most patients require four to six implant posts. Once the posts have fused with the bone, which takes several months, you’ll return so that the dentist can expose the implants with a small incision. The final denture is attached a couple of weeks later once the incision has healed. The process normally takes five to seven months; however, some patients may be candidates for a quicker, one-step procedure.
The cost of your implant-supported dentures can vary based on a number of factors, including:
Following your initial consultation, our staff will help you find ways to manage your implant-supported dentures cost.
Traditional dentures simply sit on the jaw and are prone to slipping at inconvenient moments. Implants are more stable, so they function more like natural teeth without the need for adhesives. Patients find that implant-supported dentures allow them to eat and speak with more confidence. Implants also help to prevent bone loss, which often occurs with traditional dentures.
If you opt for permanent dentures, all you do is brush and floss like you would your natural teeth. Removable dentures should be taken out each night for a thorough cleaning. You should also see your dentist regularly to make any necessary adjustments to the dentures and to make sure that the implant attachments are in good shape.
Dentures of all types improve the aesthetics of your smile as well as your overall health. Our staff can answer any questions that you may have about implant-supported dentures or other tooth replacement options. Schedule a consultation today to find out if implant-supported dentures are the right option for you.