Lighthouse Dental Care
88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT 06614
When you are missing several teeth, eating and speaking may become more difficult. Fortunately, getting implant-supported dentures in Stratford is a comfortable, permanent solution that can help you regain your smile and allow you to return to your normal activities with confidence.
Implant-supported dentures are a comfortable and convenient alternative to traditional removable dentures. Instead of resting along the gumline, an implant-supported denture is affixed to a set of implants. This creates a secure hold that allows you to chew and speak without worrying about the denture shifting or slipping. Dentists usually recommend this type of denture only to those who have enough jawbone to support the implants. An implant denture is ideal as a lower denture, but they can also be used in the upper jaw.
Our dentists provide two types of implant-supported dentures in Stratford: bar-retained and ball-retained. Each type of denture is constructed using a natural-looking acrylic base and a row of porcelain teeth. While bar-retained dentures use a curved titanium bar to support the dental implants, a ball-retained denture utilizes ball-shaped attachments on each implant. These attachments fit inside specific sockets on the denture.
Getting implant-supported dentures usually requires several dental appointments. If you have any remaining teeth in the affected area, they will need to be removed prior to receiving the denture. During a subsequent visit, your dentist will place the implants into your jawbone under the gums. In most cases, it takes three to six months for a patient’s jaw to fully heal after the procedure. You may be offered a temporary denture to wear as your mouth recovers. Then, a second appointment will be required to expose the tops of the implants and position the supporting mechanisms. After the denture is placed, your dentist will make any adjustments necessary to create a comfortable fit.
Our dentists will determine your total implant-supported dentures cost based on several factors. The number of implants required, the condition of your teeth and gums, and the type of implant-supported denture selected will determine your charges. Insurance coverage for an implant-supported denture varies, so we suggest that you contact your insurance provider to explore your options before your appointment. You can also contact our office to find out what payment options are available for our affordable quality implant-supported dentures.
People suffering from extensive tooth loss can receive multiple benefits from an implant-supported denture. The porcelain teeth will never move or slip, allowing you to eat and chew with confidence. Wearing an implant-supported denture can also protect against future bone loss, while enhancing your facial structure.
Practicing great oral hygiene is an important part of caring for your new dentures. Our dentists suggest that your artificial teeth and connecting attachments be cleaned every morning and evening. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush, clean each tooth using gentle side-to-side movements. The toothbrush should be held at an angle to the gumline. Some patients may benefit from the use of a Proxabrush, which can access hard-to-reach areas around the dentures’ tips. If you have any questions about cleaning your dentures, please call our office.
If you are searching for a long-term, convenient method of restoring your teeth, an implant-supported denture may be right for you. Unlike a traditional denture, an implant-supported denture offers a hold that will never become dislodged. You’ll also experience freedom from sticky bonding adhesives. Give our office a call today to learn more about our affordable quality implant-supported dentures.
Call our office at (203) 742-1027