Baystate Dental of Sturbridge
110 Charlton Road, Suite 25, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Does having missing teeth make it hard to chew or speak clearly? You might find that implant-supported dentures can solve these problems. With a secure fit, affordable quality implant-supported dentures allow you to perform everyday activities without worry.
As the name suggests, implant dentures are denture devices that use dental implants for support. Traditional dentures sit on your gums without any support from implants. Because of that, they tend to fall or slip out of place when you speak and chew. Implant-supported dentures are an effective solution for replacing teeth when you have enough bone to support the implants. Although our dentists recommend this no-slip denture option for your lower jaw, we can make them for your upper jaw as well.
Bar-retained and ball-retained are the two most common types of implant-supported dentures. The bar-retained ones have clips on a curved metal bar that secure to the implants. The ball-retained ones have sockets that secure to round attachments on every implant. The acrylic bases on both of these denture types looks like your natural gums. The acrylic or porcelain artificial teeth are made to match the color of your real teeth.
The process of getting implant-supported dentures often consists of visiting our office twice. The dentist will insert the implant posts into your jaw during the first visit. After your gums and jaw heal, you’ll see us for a second time so that we can connect your dentures and replacement teeth. However, you might also need us to cut open the gums to make the posts visible. Talk to the dentist beforehand to find out if this step will be necessary for your treatment.
An implant-supported dentures cost differs for every patient because each person has different dental needs. Along with your insurance coverage, the number of follow-up appointments, implants and denture attachments you need will affect the price. Make an appointment so that our dentists can estimate the cost of denture implants for you.
You get a few advantages by choosing implant-supported dentures in Sturbridge over traditional dentures. By comparison, they’re more comfortable and stable, so they won’t cause irritation or move around. For that reason, implant-supported dentures are also more reliable.
You should care for implant-supported dentures as you do your real teeth, which includes brushing twice a day and flossing. Our dentists recommend that you hold a soft-bristled toothbrush at an angle while you make horizontal strokes along your teeth. To get around the implant dentures tips, you could use a proxabrush. If you need help pulling floss through tight areas, you can use a threader.
Are you searching for a permanent, comfortable treatment for missing teeth? Affordable quality implant-supported dentures might be the best option for you. Schedule an appointment at our office to find out more about our implant-supported dentures options.