Dental Solutions of Blackwood
61 S Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ 08012
Have you been living with the stigma of missing teeth? Are you tired of wearing uncomfortable dentures that shift out of place when you try to speak or eat your favorite foods? If so, affordable quality implant-supported dentures may be right for you. Implant dentures are permanent prostheses for replacing missing teeth that fit securely in place and look and function just like natural teeth. Call today to learn how you can restore your smile using dental implants.
Implant dentures are ideal for patients who have multiple missing teeth but who still have sufficient jawbone mass to support the implant posts that are surgically inserted into the jaw to anchor the new teeth in place. These posts allow you to eat and speak with the confidence that your dentures will never slip or fall out of place. Dental implants are most often used to replace teeth in the lower jaw; however, they can also be used in the upper jaw.
At our practice, we offer different types of implant-supported dentures to suit various needs and budgets. Each type of implant features an acrylic base and either porcelain or acrylic teeth that are carefully fabricated to match your natural teeth and gums. The primary difference between the various implants is the way in which the teeth are attached to the support. With bar-retained dentures, the teeth are clipped onto a single curved metal bar using special attachments. Ball-retained dentures have ball-shaped attachments on the ends of each post that fit into sockets on the dentures.
For most patients, getting implant-supported dentures is a two-step process. During your first visit to our office, the dentist will surgically implant the support posts into the jawbone. The dentist will administer anesthetics before beginning the procedure to ensure that you remain as comfortable as possible. We will also provide you with aftercare instructions to help minimize any post-procedure discomfort and ensure proper healing. You will then return to our office approximately three to six months later for a second procedure. During this appointment, the dentist will expose the tops of the implants and attach the new teeth. Depending on the nature of your dental issues, you may be a candidate for a special procedure that will allow you to complete the entire process in one visit.
Our dentists are committed to offering affordable implant-supported dentures in Blackwood. We will provide you with an outline of your implant-supported dentures cost once the dentist has assessed your dental issues. Your final cost will be based on a number of factors, including the number of implants required, the type of implants used, the complexity of your dental issue, and the type of benefits offered under your dental insurance. Our staff will work with you and your insurer to find an implant solution that works for your needs and budget. You may even qualify for one of our flexible payment options to help you manage any expenses not covered under your insurance.
Many of our patients find that the comfort, appearance, and function of implant-supported dentures are far superior to traditional dentures. The increased stability allows you to chew and speak more naturally, and there is no need to use messy adhesives to hold the teeth in place. The implant posts also help to prevent the bone loss that can occur with traditional dentures.
With the proper care, your dental implants should last for decades. The process for cleaning and caring for implants is essentially the same as with natural teeth. The teeth, as well as the abutments, must be cleaned at least twice a day. This will help remove surface stains and food debris and prevent the buildup of bacteria that can harm your dentures and gums. We recommend cleaning your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush. To clean below the gumline, you should hold the brush at an angle to the gum and use gentle horizontal movements. For more stubborn food debris, you can use a proxabrush to clean around the tips of the dentures. You can also use a dental threader to floss between the teeth and in tight areas. Of course, you should still have regular dental exams and professional cleanings.
If you are looking for a long-term alternative to traditional dentures, call today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled implant dentists to find out if dental implants are the right solution for you.