Dental Arts of South Jersey
1001 Laurel Oak Road, C1, Voorhees, NJ 08043
If missing teeth are causing you to struggle when chewing or speaking, implant-supported dentures in Voorhees may be a solution. These permanent prostheses offer a reliable, secure fit that allows you to participate in your daily activities without worry.
Implant-supported dentures are permanent dentures that are supported by and attached to implants. While a removable denture rests on the gums and kept in place by using the mouth muscles and denture adhesive, an implant-supported denture latches securely onto two or more implants. This allows you to chew and speak without the dentures slipping or falling out of place. An implant denture can be effective when a patient lacks teeth in the jaw, but still has enough bone to support two or more implants. Implant-supported dentures are typically recommended for the lower jaw, but can also be used to secure an upper denture.
Two major types of implant-supported dentures are available today: bar-retained dentures and ball-retained dentures. Each type is composed of an acrylic base that looks like natural gums, and porcelain or acrylic teeth are used to mimic the appearance of natural teeth. Bar-retained dentures use a single curved metal bar to support the implants, with the denture clipped into place by attachments. On the other hand, a ball-retained denture uses ball-shaped attachments on each implant, which fit into sockets on the denture.
Placing implant dentures usually takes place over two dental visits. During the first visit, the implants are placed into the jawbone under the gum line. After three to six months, a second surgery will be required to expose the tops of the implants. In some cases, the implants and supporting mechanisms can be placed during one visit. Your dentist will determine what type of implant denture procedure is right for you.
The cost of denture implants will vary widely from person to person. The number of implants and follow-up visits needed, the type of attachments used, and your insurance coverage will all determine your final charges. We’re dedicated to finding a solution that works for your dental health and budget. Call us today at (856) 324-3361 to learn more about our affordable quality implant-supported dentures.
People who have suffered from extensive tooth loss can gain many benefits from implant-supported dentures in Voorhees. These dentures are typically more comfortable and stable than regular dentures, allowing you to chew and speak with confidence. With an implant denture, your prosthetic teeth will not move or slip under any circumstances. If you’re ready for a permanent, reliable solution for missing teeth, call us now at (856) 324-3361 to schedule a consultation.
Practicing good oral hygiene can keep your new dentures looking beautiful for years. We recommend that your prosthetic teeth and connecting abutments be cleaned in the morning and at night. This ensures that bacteria is not allowed to grow inside the mouth. Clean your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush, using gentle horizontal movements. Hold the brush at an angle to the gum. For more intensive cleaning, your dentist may recommend the use of a proxabrush, which can reach areas around the tips of the denture. You may also need to use a dental threader to pull floss under tight areas.
Implant-supported dentures are ideal for people who desire a long-term, comfortable alternative to traditional dentures. They tend to be more natural-looking than other types of dentures, resulting in a confident smile. If you’re ready to restore your smile and wish to learn more about our affordable quality implant-supported dentures, call us now at (856) 324-3361 to book an appointment.