Dental Solutions of Voorhees
2 Sheppard Rd, Suite 100, Voorhees, NJ 08043
We receive calls every day from patients who are looking for an alternative to traditional dentures that are uncomfortable and can slip out of place. Our affordable quality implant-supported dentures are a permanent solution to missing teeth that fit securely in place for a completely natural look and feel. If you are hiding your smile or find it difficult to eat or speak properly because of missing teeth, implant-supported dentures may be right for you.
For years, the only option for replacing missing teeth was a denture that rested on the gum, which can be uncomfortable if the prosthetic is not fitted properly. Denture wearers also typically have to use messy adhesives to keep the teeth in place. Implant-supported dentures are permanently anchored to support posts secured into the jawbone. This means that you can smile, talk, and eat your favorite foods without ever worrying about your teeth shifting out of place. If you have multiple missing teeth but don’t have extensive bone loss in the jaw, you may be a candidate for implant dentures. Dental implants can be used on both the upper and lower arches.
All implant-supported dentures feature a support post that is surgically implanted into the jaw along with a denture that resembles the natural teeth and gums. With bar-retained dentures, the teeth are attached to a curved metal bar using special clip attachments. With ball-retained dentures, the denture is held in place using a ball-shaped attachment on the end of the support that fits into a socket on the denture.
Getting implant-supported dentures is typically a two-step process. The first visit involves surgically implanting the support posts under the gums and into the jawbone. Before beginning the procedure, the dentist will administer an anesthetic to ensure that you remain as comfortable as possible. Following the procedure, we will provide you with aftercare instructions to ensure that the recovery process goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible. Once the insertion sites have healed and the posts have fused into place, which normally takes three to six months, you will return to our office so that the dentist can attach the teeth to the support posts. In certain situations, it may be possible to complete the entire process in one visit. Your dentist will help you determine the best type of implant and procedure for your dental issues.
The cost of denture implants can vary based on the needs of the patient. After your consultation, we will provide you with an outline of the anticipated cost that takes into consideration the type and number of implants required, the need for any additional procedures or follow-up, and the complexity of your dental issue. The specifics of your insurance coverage will also factor into your final cost. We work with a wide range of popular dental insurance plans and offer various payment options to help our patients manage the cost of their dental care. Call today so that we can help you find a dental implant option that suits your budget.
Implant-supported dentures do have significant advantages over traditional dentures. First, they typically look and feel more like natural teeth, which provides you with greater confidence. They are durable and low-maintenance, so they work for even the busiest lifestyle. Unlike traditional dentures, implants may also help preserve your remaining teeth by preventing bone loss in the jaw.
Our dental implants are constructed from acrylic or a combination of acrylic and porcelain. These high-quality materials are meant to last for decades under normal use. To protect your oral health and keep your teeth looking their best, you should practice good oral hygiene. This starts with cleaning your teeth and the posts twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush. This will prevent the buildup of food debris, stains, and bacteria that can cause bad breath, cavities, and gum disease. When brushing, you should hold the brush at an angle to the gums while making gentle horizontal strokes. You should also floss daily to remove any debris trapped between the teeth. A floss threader can make it easier to get into those tight areas. For those times when you need a more intensive cleaning, you can use a proxabrush to clean around the tips of the dentures. Of course, you should also have regular dental exams and professional cleanings.
Our skilled implant specialist can help you achieve a smile that you will be proud to share with those around you. Call today to schedule your consultation.