A healthy smile is key to your quality of life. If you are missing all of your teeth, finding a solution that allows you to perform simple daily tasks like eating and speaking naturally can be difficult. At Smile Perfection in Tucson, AZ, we offer implant-supported dentures as a long-term option for replacing your teeth and some of the roots. Implant dentures will give you back your smile, along with the confidence that their stability ensures.
Implant dentures are the perfect solution for replacing missing teeth. Traditional dentures are made out of an acrylic base that looks like gum tissue, along with natural-looking porcelain or acrylic teeth that are attached to the acrylic base; they are removable and rest on top of the gum line. Denture implants, however, consist of traditional dentures attached to titanium implants, so they are secured directly to the jawbone. They are a good solution for those who have lost all of their teeth but still have enough remaining jawbone to support the titanium implants. They are particularly helpful on the lower jaw, where traditional dentures are far less stable and can become uncomfortable and even painful over time.
Implant dentures can be either removable or fixed for a more permanent solution. There are two main types of implant-supported dentures:
The amount of time it takes for the complete implant procedure varies according to which teeth you are replacing and the condition of the remaining gums and jawbones. On average, it takes five months to complete the lower jaw and seven months to complete the upper jaw; however, it can take up to a year or more.
The following steps are involved in receiving your implant dentures.
You will need to remove and clean your denture and all attachments every night. Your implant-supported denture will be more stable and comfortable than your regular denture. You will be able to eat foods that you couldn’t with regular dentures, and you’ll feel confident while speaking and socializing.
The titanium implants are permanently placed in your jawbone. The denture can be replaced if ever necessary.
The cost of implant dentures varies according to position and the condition of the existing gum and jawbone. If you would like an accurate estimate of the cost for your unique situation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Pandhi to learn more.
Yes, implant dentures are very safe and offer increased stability and comfort for denture-wearing patients.