Baystate Dental of Belchertown
131 North Main Street, Belchertown, MA 01007
Implant-supported dentures may be an excellent option for people who have lost many or all of their teeth. There are many benefits to having this type of denture put in as an alternative to your natural teeth. If you are in need of implant-supported dentures in Belchertown, continue reading to learn more.
Dentures are a replacement for your missing teeth. Some dentures rest on your gums, but implant-supported dentures are connected to implants that are placed in your jaw. Dental implants for dentures prevents the dentures from slipping out of the mouth. Affordable, quality implant-supported dentures are used for both upper and lower teeth. They can also be removable or fixed into the mouth permanently.
The process for having implant dentures put in begins with a consultation. At this visit, the dentist will evaluate your overall oral health and then discuss denture options with you.
If you and your dentist decide that implant retained dentures are the right option for you, you will schedule another visit for the implants to be placed. At this visit, the dentist will place the implants. Four to six implants are usually required for dentures to be securely placed, but occasionally only two implants are needed. The implants themselves may be bars or ball-shaped.
A few months after the implants have been placed, you will return to the office. At this point, your implants should be fused strongly to the bone surrounding them. Your dentist will make a small incision that will expose the implant beneath your gums. This typically takes 10 to 14 days to heal. After it has healed, you will come back to the office to have your final dentures placed.
The process to have dental implants placed typically takes between five and seven months. However, there is a new process that only requires one-step to place the implants. If this process is right for you, the dentures will be placed within a shorter time frame.
The cost of denture implants will depend on a number of different factors. These factors include the type of implant-supported dentures that you receive and the process that the dentist decides to use for your implants. In most cases, affordable, quality implant-supported dentures are a cost efficient way to obtain great oral health and a beautiful smile.
Implant dentures are more stable than other kinds of dentures. They mimic the natural function of the teeth without requiring adhesives.
Taking care of your dentures is simple. If the dentist places fixed dentures, all you have to do is brush them frequently. If you have removable dentures, you will take them out every night for cleaning. Another important aspect of caring for your dentures and implants is to regularly visit our office so that your dentist can adjust your dentures and implants if necessary.
Implant-supported dentures offer increased stability that allows you to eat food normally. They also slow natural bone loss. You will find that your dentures and implants will give you the confidence to speak with others and once again eat the foods you enjoy.