Dental Solutions of Roxborough
6162 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
If tooth loss has you hiding your smile, our highly skilled and experienced dentists can help. Unlike traditional dentures that can slip when chewing or speaking, affordable quality implant-supported dentures offer a permanent, no-slip alternative.
Implant-supported dentures are permanent dental prostheses that are supported and secured in place using special posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. This means that the teeth will never slip or fall out of place, and you can say goodbye to unpleasant adhesive strips or pastes. Implant dentures are carefully constructed to blend in with your natural teeth and gums for a completely natural look and feel. Implant-supported dentures are ideal for patients who have multiple missing teeth but who have not lost a significant amount of bone mass in the jaw. While implants are most often used in the lower jaw, they can also be used to replace missing teeth in the upper arch.
Since each patient’s dental needs are unique, we offer various types of affordable quality implant-supported dentures. The most common are bar-retained dentures and ball-retained dentures. Both types of implants feature an acrylic base and either porcelain or acrylic teeth that mimic the appearance of your natural teeth and gums. With ball-retained dentures, the denture component has ball-shaped sockets that fit onto corresponding ball-shaped attachments on the support posts. With bar-retained dentures, the denture component has attachments that clip onto a single curved metal bar.
The implant-supported dentures process involves several steps performed over a period of several months. During the first visit, the implant posts are surgically inserted under the gumline and into the jawbone. The insertion sites are allowed to heal for the next three to six months. Once you are completely healed, you return to our office for a second procedure during which the dentist will expose the tops of the support posts and attach the denture. The dentist will administer appropriate anesthetics before beginning the procedures to minimize any discomfort. It is also important that you follow the aftercare instructions that we will give you to ensure proper healing and to alleviate any post-procedure discomfort. Depending on the complexity of your dental issues, you may be able to have the entire procedure completed in one day. Our dentist will determine the best procedure for your dental needs during your initial consultation.
Because each case is unique, the cost of denture implants can vary from patient to patient. We will provide you with an outline of your cost once the dentist has assessed the complexity of your issue and determined the type and number of implants needed as well as the nature of any follow-up care. The amount covered by your dental insurance plan will also affect your final cost. Our dentists and staff will work with you and your insurer to make your implants as affordable as possible.
Tooth loss is more than an aesthetic issue. Missing teeth affect the way you eat and chew, which can affect your overall health. Missing teeth can also make it difficult to speak properly, which may limit your interactions with others. Traditional dentures, especially if they don’t fit properly, can slip out of place or even irritate the gums. Implants, on the other hand, are completely stable and comfortable. They may also help prevent further tooth loss by reinforcing the jaw and preventing bone loss.
Our implant-supported dentures are constructed to exacting standards from the highest quality materials. With routine maintenance and good oral hygiene, your new teeth should look beautiful for many years to come. It is important to clean the denture and the connecting abutments every morning and night. This will remove any food debris and prevent the buildup of surface stains and bacteria that can lead to bad breath and affect the health of your teeth and gums. If your teeth need a more intensive cleaning, a proxabrush can help you get to those hard-to-reach areas around the tips of the dentures. You should also floss on a daily basis and see a dentist twice a year for a checkup and professional cleaning.
Our dentists are committed to changing the smiles of patients in need of dental restoration. Implant-supported dentures are ideal for individuals looking for a comfortable, long-term solution to their dental issues. In a few short months, you can have natural-looking teeth that will allow you to smile with confidence. Call our office today to book your consultation.