If you are missing most or all of your teeth, implant-supported dentures are usually considered to be the best option for tooth replacement. While regular adhesive dentures are cheaper, they come with a number of problems that could be avoided if you choose implant-supported dentures instead.
If you are interested in learning more about your options to replace missing teeth and ensure great oral health, call Highpoint Dental Care today at 303-500-8701 to schedule your free consultation. Our friendly dentists will be happy to help you find the best option that fits your needs, lifestyle, and budget.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures differ from regular adhesive dentures in that they are anchored into place using dental implants. Typical adhesive dentures have a number of disadvantages, including:
- They do not support the jaw bone, which can lead to jaw collapse
- They can shift and come loose
- They do not support a strong bite, so you are limited in the foods you can eat
- They can cause sores or irritation of the gums
Dental implants actually replace the root of a missing tooth. Tooth roots are vital to the jaw structure, and if they are missing, the jaw will eventually start to lose bone and collapse. With dental implants, you can avoid bone loss and maintain your jaw structure.
With implant-supported dentures, you do not need an implant for every missing tooth. Even replacing just four or six teeth with implants can be beneficial for your jaw, and provides a stable and secure base to attach a full set of dentures to.
With implant-supported dentures, you can eat apples and other hard foods confidently, and you don't have to worry about your dentures moving around and irritating your gums. Implants provide much stronger support than adhesive alone can, and you can use your dentures like real teeth with practically no limitations.
Implant-Supported Dentures Affordability
Unfortunately, dental implants are often not covered by insurance. However, this doesn't mean that you have to write them off as too expensive. While it can be a large up-front cost, the benefits and longevity of implant-supported dentures make them a very worthwhile investment. When performed on a proper candidate with good oral hygiene habits and health, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Here at Highpoint Dental Care, we understand that not everyone can afford to pay a large sum for dental work up-front. This is why we offer dental financing plans to fit every budget. If implant-supported dentures are the best choice for you, we will work with you to help you find the best payment plan to fit your budget.
Schedule Your Implant-Supported Dentures Consultation
We offer free consultations for cosmetic dental work. During your consultation, we will carefully examine your teeth, gums, and jaw to determine if you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures. We will also look at your medical history and ask about your lifestyle, as certain uncontrolled medical conditions as well as lifestyle choices such as smoking or excessive drinking can mean a higher chance of implant failure.
If you are interested in finding out what the best way to treat your missing teeth is, please give Highpoint Dental Care a call at 303-500-8701 to schedule your free consultation today. We serve patients in Aurora, Centennial, Parker, and other nearby areas of Colorado.