Baystate Dental of Northampton
325 King Street, Suite 1, Northampton, MA 01060
Do you have significant tooth loss that has resulted in the need for dentures? If you do, you may want to learn more about implant-supported dentures. These types of dentures offer many benefits to people who are in need of dentures. To see if you are a good candidate for denture implants, continue reading.
Affordable, quality implant-supported dentures take the place of your natural teeth when you have lost them. While traditional dentures lie on top of the gums, implant dentures are implanted within the jawbone. You may have removable or fixed denture implants for your upper or lower teeth.
Most implant-supported dentures are put in over a period of five to seven months. A shorter time frame consisting of a one-step process is also an option for some patients. Your dentist will decide which procedure is best for you.
The entire process begins with a consultation. During this visit, a dentist will examine your mouth and determine if you have enough bone structure left to have the implants put in. If you do, you will schedule another appointment to begin the process.
At your next visit, your dentist will surgically place the implants in your bone. Occasionally, patients only need two implants to be placed, but most require anywhere between four and six implants. After this visit, you will wait up to three months for the bone to fully fuse around the implants before coming in for a third appointment.
The third appointment consists of the dentist making small incisions to open up the implants that lie under the gums. You will then need to wait another two weeks before coming in to have your dentures inserted.
Many of our patients ask, “What do implant-supported dentures cost?” While the cost of these dentures varies according to a number of factors, we have found that many of our patients find our affordable, quality implant-supported dentures to be within their budgets. The total of your bill will depend on the type of implant-supported dentures and the type of procedure chosen by the dentist.
One of the primary benefits to having implant-supported dentures is the stability that they offer. Since they do not require adhesives, they are sturdier than most regular dentures that rest on the gums. This allows you to eat and speak in a normal fashion.
Implant-supported dentures are also easy to take care of. Fixed dentures require regular brushing, while removable dentures will need to be taken out for cleaning every night.
Patients with implant-supported dentures find that they are able to go about their daily lives without worrying about their dentures slipping out. This type of denture also slows down bone loss in the jaw. You will also find that you are able to eat, speak and interact with others more naturally and with your self-confidence intact.
Our dedicated team members are always happy to talk to with you about your options for dentures. Give us a call to schedule a consultation for implant-supported dentures in Northampton. Call us today at (413) 534-3098 or book an appointment online.