Our experts have created a guide on implant-supported dentures and why you should be considering them as treatment.
When it comes to tooth loss, it can be hard to feel secure about your smile. Your smile is important to you; we get it!
Here at Mark’s Dentures, we want you to make the best decision possible when you’re weighing your options for tooth replacement.
What are Dentures Supported by Implants?
When we say “dentures supported by implants,” you might be thinking to yourself, “well, are they dentures or implants?” Well, the answer is both! A typical denture is a removable prosthetic, while implants are metal posts inserted into the jaw that individual teeth are then affixed to. By combining both methods, you get denture-supported implants.
How Does It work?
During this denture and implant hybrid installation, an oral surgeon will attach four to six metal implants to the patient’s jawbone. Once the implants are properly fused with the jawbone tissue correctly, your dentist will secure the dentures to the metal posts. With this hybrid approach, you can have a beautiful, new full set of teeth for a fraction of the cost that a full set of implants would cost and more comfort than a standard pair of dentures.
5 Biggest Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
- This hybrid of the two methods looks and feels more natural. Since they feel more like natural teeth, food options are available to you in a way that traditional dentures cannot offer. According to Dental Associates, the patient can “improve their diet by including fruits, veggies, steaks, corn on the cob, and other foods one would typically have to avoid with traditional dentures.” Also, because it will feel so natural in your mouth, you’ll never have to worry about your speech difficulties.
- This type of denture is still removable for an easy cleaning experience. Pop the denture in and out of your mouth for fast and easy care. Healthline suggests that you “brush the gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth every day with a soft-bristled brush before wearing [the dentures]. Rinse your dentures as well before brushing to remove any loose food and debris. A soft-bristled toothbrush can be used with a nonabrasive cleaner to eliminate particles from the surface of the dentures.”
- Your gums and jaw tissue will stay healthy and robust with implant-supported dentures. The metal, often titanium, posts that act as the implants take on the teeth’ root, giving a stable base for the dentures. The dentures won’t rub on the tops of your gums, and the posts will help stimulate and maintain jawbone density, giving you a win-win.
- Since the dentures stay in place by attaching to the post, they don’t require any adhesive, and they end up being more sturdy than a traditional denture that sits on your gums. That means you get the double benefit of easy care for both your dentures and your gums.
- You may be wondering why you wouldn’t simply go for a full set of implants if you’re chasing after that natural feeling. Still, the reality is that dentures supported by implants are much more cost-effective with virtually the same benefits. A full mouth of dental implants averages over $30,000, whereas this hybrid approach is often a fraction of the cost.
Dentures Supported by Implants at Mark’s Dentures
If you’re ready to restore your smile, contact us today to learn more about implant-supported dentures and other options with a free consultation. Serving Holladay, Utah, and all of Salt Lake County, Mark and Casey King and the associate doctors at Mark’s Dentures are ready to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.