Does the term “dentures” have a negative connotation? At Compassionate Dental Care, our job is to change that. Dentures are commonly known as a way to provide the ability to eat and communicate through the use of an entire set of replacement teeth. Typically held in place with a type of temporary dental adhesive, dentures are often taken out at the end of the day and put back in the next day.
While there’s nothing wrong with having dentures, other options are available through advances in dental technology. Our denture implants can provide you with a full, complete smile without the temporary feel that you may get with traditional dentures. Fixed implant dentures are a great alternative to traditional dentures.
What Are Denture Implants?
Implant-supported dentures consist of a full set of teeth held in place by dental implants that are strategically placed through the mouth. Implant-supported dentures are a great option for patients who have been dealing with long-term tooth loss, which can lead to the deterioration of gums and bone density.
Bone Density, Health, and Facial Structure
The bone of your jaw and skull that forms around your teeth consists of a living bone structure that needs to be stimulated constantly in order to maintain healthy bone density. Your natural teeth usually provide this stimulation, so when a tooth or several teeth are lost, the bone and gum in that area begin to recede or fade.
When this happens for a long period of time, you can begin to lose the definition in your face, causing your skin to sag and giving you a more aged appearance. Traditional dentures don’t solve this problem of lack of facial definition.
While traditional dentures can restore your ability to eat and communicate, only dental implants supporting a full set of teeth can promote bone density and growth. Dental implants can improve your facial structure with definition and new life and make you look younger.
You can also consider snap-on dentures, a type of removable denture implant, instead of traditional implants. Snap-on dentures can be taken out like traditional dentures, but they are snapped into a type of retainer-like structure held in place with dental implants.
If you’d prefer the ability to remove your teeth at the end of the day or whenever necessary, snap-on dentures are a great alternative to traditional dentures. You still get the benefits of stimulating bone growth as well as the ability to remove your teeth when you want.
Traditional Dentures Cost
How much are dentures? That’s an excellent question to ask, especially when considering full dentures cost next to fixed implant cost. Many factors play into the bottom-line price of a full set of dentures, including:
- What type of dentures you choose.
- If you need a full arch denture replacement or partial dentures.
- How many dental implants are needed.
- If you need a bone graft due to insufficient bone density.
If you have more questions or would like to talk to us in person, give us a call and we’ll set up an appointment to discuss your denture options.
All-on-4® Treatment Concept
What is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept? Thanks to amazing advances in dental technology, we now have a way to provide you with a full set of upper and lower teeth with just four implants on each gumline.
This is known as the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. This procedure is also often called full arch dental implants because you can get a full set of teeth on each arch with just four implants securing each denture in place.
All-on-4® Treatment Concept Dental Implants Cost
Your All-on-4® Treatment Concept cost depends on if you need one or both arches and on whether or not your bone density is high enough for dental implants. Some patients may need a bone graft. You can talk to us anytime to discuss pricing and get a feel for what your own unique needs are.
Learn More About All-on-4® Treatment Concept Cost and Implant-Supported Dentures With Compassionate Dental Care Today
Get in touch with our office directly with any of your questions or concerns regarding implant-supported dentures. We’re here to help you figure out the best treatment option for your smile. All-on-4® Treatment Concept dental implants can improve your life and help you enjoy everyday activities again. Call Us for your FREE consultation at (847) 854-7645 today!