Dental Solutions Market Street
722 Market Street, First Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Our knowledgeable and experienced dentists are proud to offer affordable quality implant-supported dentures for patients who are embarrassed by missing teeth or who find it difficult to speak or chew with traditional dentures. Implant dentures are a permanent tooth replacement option that fit securely into place so that you never have to worry about them slipping at inconvenient times.
Traditional dentures sit on the gums and are typically held in place by adhesive strips or pastes. They can shift out of place and even irritate the gums if not fitted properly. Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, are supported by and attached to posts that are permanently embedded into the jawbone so that they never slip or move out of place. Implants can be used on both the upper and lower jaw in patients who still have enough bone in the jaw to support the implants. Schedule a consultation with one of our dental professionals today to find out more about implant-supported dentures in Center City Philadelphia.
Our dentists use two different types of implants based on the patient’s needs. The first type uses a single curved metal bar to support the implants. The second uses posts with ball-shaped attachments that fit into the sockets of the denture. Both types of implants have an acrylic base and porcelain or acrylic teeth that resemble the appearance of natural teeth and gums.
Getting implant-supported dentures will normally require two visits to our office. During your first visit, the dentist will surgically implant the support posts into the jawbone. The implant posts will heal and fuse with your natural bone over the following weeks and months. A second procedure is performed three to six months later to expose the tops of the implant posts and secure the new teeth in place. Your dentist will administer appropriate sedation to ensure that you remain as comfortable as possible during these procedures. Depending on the nature of your dental issues, it may be possible to complete the entire implant process in one visit. Your dentist will help you find the right implant and procedure for your needs during your initial consultation.
Implants typically cost more than traditional dentures; however, our dentists and staff are dedicated to making the cost of denture implants as affordable for our patients as possible. The number of implants required, the need for additional procedures or follow-up visits, the type of implants used, and the terms of your insurance coverage all factor into your final cost. Your dentist will provide you with an outline of your anticipated costs following your initial consultation. We work with a number of different dental plans and offer convenient payment and financing options to make these expenses as manageable as possible.
In addition to improving the aesthetics of your smile and boosting your self-confidence, implant-supported dentures offer a number of other benefits. Most patients find that implants are more comfortable and stable than traditional dentures, which allows them to speak and eat their favorite foods with greater confidence. Implants are permanently affixed in place, so you do not have to worry about messy adhesives. The implant posts also help to maintain and reinforce the jawbone, so there is less change to the shape and structure of the face.
Dental implants are durable enough to withstand normal use and can look beautiful for years with proper care. Similar to natural teeth, you should clean your new teeth along with the abutments each morning and night. This will keep them looking bright and shiny and prevent the buildup of bacteria. To avoid damaging the acrylic or porcelain, you should clean the teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It is best to hold the brush at a slight angle to the gum and use gentle horizontal movements. To remove food debris around the tips of the denture or between the teeth, your dentist may recommend that you use a proxabrush or a dental threader. Of course, you should still see a dentist regularly for a professional exam and cleaning.
Implant-supported dentures can be life-changing for individuals who have been struggling with extensive tooth loss. They provide a long-term solution to missing teeth that is more comfortable than traditional dentures. Most patients find that their implants look and feel just like natural teeth, so they are free to eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence. Make today the day that you reclaim your smile. Call our office to book an appointment to find out if dental implants are right for you.
Do you hide your smile because you have missing teeth? Are you tired of dentures that slip out of place whenever you speak or chew? If so, affordable quality implant-supported dentures may be right for you. Implant dentures fit permanently and securely in place so that they look and function just like natural teeth.