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If you or any member of your family has experienced embarrassment or stress because of missing teeth, implant-supported dentures could be the right solution for you. These artificial teeth are designed to provide secure and attractive replacements for missing teeth and to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile you will be proud to show off to friends, family members and colleagues. If you are looking for affordable quality implant-supported dentures, North Point Periodontics can deliver the solutions you need at a cost you and your family can fit into your budget.
What Is an Implant-Supported Denture?
Unlike traditional dentures, which are held in place with adhesives and are removable for cleaning or sleeping, implant dentures are designed to be a permanent part of your mouth and to fill in the spaces left behind by missing teeth. These denture options require the insertion of dental implants, which serve as the roots for these artificial teeth and secure them to the bone of the jaw. If you are considering implant-supported dentures in Alpharetta, our team will help you determine whether you are a good candidate for these dental appliances and what approach will work best for your short-term and long-term dental needs.
How Do Implant-Supported Dentures Work?
Depending on which type of dentures and implants you and your dentist choose, you will typically require at least two visits to complete your dental implant and denture application process. You may also need to schedule an initial consultation to determine whether you have enough bone in your jaw to support implants and artificial teeth.
Implant dentures typically consist of three basic parts:
- The implant: Consists of a small post or screw that is placed into the bone of the jaw. This post is usually composed of titanium, which allows it to heal more quickly and reduces the risk of side effects.
- The abutment: Connects the implant to the denture. Not all dental implants and dentures require an abutment.
- The denture: Usually consists of an acrylic base and an acrylic or porcelain tooth that has been custom made to look like your other teeth. It may feature a bar-retained or ball-retained connection point that allows easy attachment to the implant.
It may be possible to place your implants and your dentures in one visit. If this option is not practical, however, you may need to wait for three to six months to allow your implants to heal in place and to create a solid connection to which your dentures can be attached. Our dental team will work with you to make sure you receive the affordable quality implant-supported dentures you need to look your best and feel your most confident every day.
How Much Do Implant-Supported Dentures Cost?
If you and your family are concerned about the cost of denture implants, North Point Periodontics can provide you with an accurate estimate of the total price of your treatment. We accept most types of dental insurance, which can significantly lower your out-of-pocket cost for dental implants and dentures.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures offer a number of important benefits, including the following:
- Improved security compared with traditional dentures, which can slip or fall out of place
- A brighter smile and increased confidence in your appearance
- Enhanced stability for artificial teeth when biting and chewing
- The ability to enjoy your favorite foods with less worry
- A less-complicated dental hygiene routine
Our dentists will be happy to discuss your options with you and explain the benefits of implant-supported dentures. We are committed to providing you with the best and most affordable solutions for all your current and future dental care needs.
How Do You Care for Implant-Supported Dentures?
Once the dentures or artificial teeth have been attached to your implants, you typically can brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Right after your implants are inserted through your gums and into the bone of your jaw, however, your dentist will recommend that you take special care to not move or displace the implant. This may require that you do not brush the area where the implants were inserted until they are fully healed.
Why Should You Choose Implant-Supported Dentures?
The implant-supported dentures available through North Point Periodontics can help you look and feel your best. Our team will help you determine the right treatment for your needs and your budget. Call us today at (770) 740-0442 to schedule an appointment with our team and to learn more about your options for replacing missing teeth. We look forward to the chance to serve you.