Konikoff Dental Associates Shore Drive
2829 Shore Drive, Suite 100, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
If you are tired of dentures that slip every time that you try to speak or eat, it may be time to consider implant-supported dentures. We are proud to offer affordable quality implant-supported dentures to our patients in Virginia Beach.
Implant-supported dentures are an effective way to replace missing teeth on either the upper or lower arch. Instead of resting on the gums, implant dentures are attached to implants that are anchored into the jawbone. The denture itself may be fixed or removable depending on the style that you choose.
While some patients may be candidates for a faster one-step procedure, most patients require several visits over a period of five to seven months. After your initial consultation, we will schedule you for an appointment to have the implants placed. The implant itself may be ball-shaped or a metal bar. Most patients require up to six implants to hold the denture securely. It is then necessary to allow the implants to heal and fuse with the surrounding bone for several months. You then return to our office so that the dentist can make a small incision to expose the implant in preparation for the denture. You return for the final visit about two weeks later to receive your denture.
The cost of denture implants can vary from patient to patient based on specific needs, including the type and number of implants required. We pride ourselves on offering affordable quality implant-supported dentures, and our staff can discuss your exact cost in detail following your initial consultation.
The primary benefit of implant-supported dentures is that they are more stable and secure than traditional dentures. Unlike traditional dentures that must be held in place with messy adhesives to prevent slipping, implant-supported dentures allow you to eat and smile with confidence. Dentures that fit and function naturally also allow you to eat healthier foods and chew properly for better overall health. The support provided by the implants helps to prevent natural bone loss that is common with traditional dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are remarkably easy to care for and clean. If you opt for a fixed denture, you will need to brush and floss daily, the same as you would with natural teeth. If you select a removable denture, you will need to take the denture out each night for cleaning. Regular follow-ups with your dentist are also important to ensure that the denture fits properly and that the implant attachments are not damaged or worn.
Our staff is always happy to answer any questions that you may have about dental implants. Call our office today to schedule your initial consultation.