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Missing teeth not only detract from a beautiful smile, but they also interfere with your ability to speak and eat properly. We are proud to offer the latest in implant-supported dentures to our patients in Virginia Beach. The following are a few of the most frequently asked questions that we get about implant dentures.
What Sets Implant-supported Dentures Apart from Traditional Dentures?
Traditional dentures rest on the gums, which means that they may slip as you talk or eat. Implant dentures, on the other hand, are anchored to metal bars or ball-shaped posts that are securely implanted into the jawbone. As a result, these dentures feel and function just like natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures are appropriate for use on either the upper or lower arch and come in fixed or removable versions.
How Extensive is the Process for Getting Implant-supported Dentures in Virginia Beach?
The first step to achieving your new smile is to schedule a consultation with our dentist to determine if affordable quality implant-supported dentures are right for you. A second appointment is then scheduled to actually begin the procedure. During this second visit, two to six implants which will anchor the final denture are placed into the jawbone. A few months later, once the implants have fused with the bone, you will return so that the dentist can surgically expose the implants to prepare them for the denture. The final appointment is when the denture is set in place, and occurs about two weeks later. In all, the process can take up to seven months. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to get your implant-supported dentures sooner using a new one-step technique.
Do Implant-supported Dentures Cost a Lot of Money?
A number of factors determine the final cost of denture implants, including:
- the type of implant selected,
- the number of implants required,
- the technique used, and
- whether there are other oral health concerns that need to be addressed.
We can tell you your final implant cost following your initial consultation.
Are Implant-supported Dentures Better Than Traditional Dentures?
The following are just a few of the benefits that implant-supported dentures offer over traditional dentures:
Implants are more stable than traditional dentures, which means that there is less slippage when eating or talking.
Implants feel and function almost like natural teeth.
You do not have to rely on adhesives to keep your dentures in place.
Implant-supported dentures reinforce the underlying jawbone, so there is less bone loss.
Are Implant-supported Dentures Durable?
Affordable quality implant-supported dentures should provide you with years of wear if cared for properly. If you choose fixed dentures, you can simply brush and floss as normal. Removable dentures should be removed and cleaned nightly.
Don’t let missing teeth make you embarrassed to smile or leave you unable to enjoy your favorite meal. We offer a variety of denture options that can help you regain your smile. Call our office in Virginia Beach today to schedule a consultation to find out if dental implants are the right option for you.