Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are secured by implants. Implants are metal posts that are placed into the jawbone. Over time, the jawbone fuses with the implants, creating a strong foundation for the dentures. The dentures are secured to the implants using clips or other types of attachments that are fixed to the implants.
What are the benefits of implant-supported dentures?
The main advantage of implant-supported dentures is they are permanently fixed in your mouth. Traditional dentures are removable, which makes eating and talking difficult. Also, they may sometimes slip off the mouth and fall when you talk or laugh. Implant-supported dentures give you a sturdy, permanent solution that functions just like natural teeth.
How do implant-supported dentures work?
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts inserted into the jawbone. They are designed to function like tooth roots. The implant post fuses with the jawbone and provides stable support for a dental crown. An implant-supported denture is secured by two or more dental implants. A denture is attached to these dental implants, providing strong support for a full set of teeth.
How much will it cost?
The cost of implant-supported dentures will vary from patient to patient depending on the number and location of implants, the quality of the denture, and any additional procedures that may be involved.
Implant-supported dentures work differently from regular dentures. Regular dentures are removable and can be removed for cleaning. Implant-supported dentures are permanently attached to the jaw and can only be removed by a dentist. For this reason, insurance may cover part of the cost of this treatment. However, it’s rare that insurance will cover the full cost of implant-supported dentures.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Grace Dental, call (405) 840-3424 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 5619 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.