Dental Solutions of Cedarbrook
1000 Easton Road, Suite 465, Wyncote, PA 19095
For years, dentures have been the only option to replace missing or damaged teeth. Because traditional dentures simply sit on the gums, they can be uncomfortable or slip out of place if not fitted properly. Many patients try to eliminate these issues by using adhesives that are messy and often ineffective. Affordable quality implant-supported dentures are a permanent, natural-looking smile restoration option for missing teeth.
Implant-supported dentures are an effective restoration option for missing teeth in both the upper and lower jaw as long as the patient still has adequate bone mass in the jaw. Implant dentures are unique in that they are permanently affixed using support posts that are surgically inserted under the gum and into the jaw. This process ensures that the teeth will never slip or shift out of place. The secure fit allows them to look and function just like natural teeth.
All implant dentures are similar in that the base and teeth are fabricated from acrylic or porcelain so that they look as natural as possible. The primary difference is in how the denture is supported and secured in place. The two types of implant-supported dentures that we use are bar-retained and ball-retained dentures. With bar-retained dentures, the teeth are secured onto a single curved metal bar. Ball-retained dentures feature ball-shaped attachments at the end of the posts that fit into the sockets of the denture.
The implant process is normally completed over the course of two visits. The process begins with the dentist surgically implanting the support posts into the jawbone. The procedure is performed using anesthetics, so the discomfort is minimal. We will send you home with aftercare instructions on how to care for the implant sites and alleviate any discomfort.
Over the next three to six months, the insertion sites are allowed to heal as the posts gradually fuse with the existing bone. At that point, we schedule the second procedure during which the dentist exposes the tops of the implant posts and attaches the teeth. For some patients, it may be possible to have the entire process completed in one appointment. Our dentist will help you decide which procedure is right for your particular dental issues.
Implant-supported dentures in Cedarbrook are more affordable than you may think. The final cost of denture implants takes into consideration the type and number of implants required, the complexity of the insertion process, any additional procedures or follow-up visits that may be required, and the extent of your insurance coverage. Our dentists and staff will help you find an implant solution that works for your needs and budget, and we will work with your dental plan to ensure that you receive the maximum coverage possible.
An increasing number of our patients are opting for implant-supported dentures over traditional dentures. Implants are more comfortable and stable than traditional dentures, which means no embarrassing slips or messy adhesives. Our implants are also fabricated to exacting standards for a natural-looking appearance. If you are ready to reclaim your smile or are tired of the hassle of traditional dentures, schedule a consultation with one of our implant specialists today.
Dental implants are surprisingly low maintenance. With basic oral hygiene techniques, your implants should last and look beautiful for years to come. Just like your natural teeth, the dentures and implant posts should be brushed every morning and night using a soft-bristled brush. This will prevent the buildup of stains as well as bacteria that can affect the health of your remaining teeth and gums. While brushing, you should use gentle horizontal strokes while holding the brush at an angle to the gum. Certain situations may require a more thorough cleaning, especially around the tips of the dentures. You can do this using a proxabrush. A dental threader can also be useful in pulling the floss between the teeth.
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. If your smile isn’t making the right first impression, our caring and professional dentists and staff can help. We specialize in helping patients achieve the beautiful, natural-looking smile that they have always wanted. We understand that undergoing a dental restoration is a significant financial and emotional commitment, and we will be by your side through the entire process to answer any questions or concerns. Take the first step today by calling to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced and knowledgeable implant specialists.