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If you’re missing teeth and have trouble chewing or talking, implant-supported dentures might be a good solution for you. Affordable quality implant-supported dentures deliver a secure fit so that you can go about your day without worry.

What Are Implant-Supported Teeth?

Like the name sounds, implant dentures are dental appliances that use implants to support dentures. Conventional dentures are placed on your gums without the support of implants. For that reason, they tend to slip and fall out of position when you chew and talk. When you have enough bone to support multiple implants, implant-supported dentures can more effectively replace missing teeth. In most cases, our dentists recommend dental implants for dentures on the lower jaw, but they can be effective on the upper jaw too.

Denture Implant: How Does It Work, and What’s the Process?

There are two major kinds of implant-supported dentures: bar-retained and ball-retained. The bar-retained devices have one curved metal bar that uses attachments to clip onto the implants. The ball-retained devices feature sockets that fit onto the implants via round attachments. Both denture types are made with acrylic bases that blend in with your natural gums. The fake teeth are acrylic or porcelain that’s the same color as your real teeth.

It usually takes two visits at our office to get implant-supported dentures. The first visit involves the surgical insertion of the implant posts into the jawbone. The second visit occurs after your gums and bone heal, and it involves securing the implants and dentures in place. In some cases, however, an extra procedure is necessary to expose the tops of the implant posts. Talk to your dentist during a consultation to determine whether your treatment will require this extra surgery.

How Much Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

The cost of denture implants varies greatly from patient to patient. Some of the factors include insurance benefits, number of implants needed, type of attachments chosen, and follow-up visits required. Our dentists are committed to finding an affordable solution for you. Visit us to learn more about your implant-supported dentures cost.

What Are the Benefits of Getting a Denture Implant?

There are a few benefits of choosing implant-supported dentures in Fairfax instead of conventional dentures. Comparing the two, implant-supported dentures are more stable and comfortable, so they won’t move or cause irritation. Because of that, they’re more reliable as well.

Implant-Retained Dentures: What Are the Hygiene Instructions?

Like your natural teeth, you should clean your implant dentures every morning and evening to prevent bacteria growth in your mouth. You should use a soft-bristled toothbrush, hold it at an angle to your gums and make gentle, horizontal movements. We might suggest using a proxabrush to reach around the implant-supported dentures tips and a dental threader so that you can pull floss through tight spots.

Why Choose a Denture Implant?

If you want a comfortable, long-term treatment for missing teeth, you should consider affordable quality implant-supported dentures. They can even boost your confidence. Visit our dental office for more information about how implant-supported dentures can benefit you.

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