Implant Supported Dentures
Implant Supported Dentures in Greenville
Do you fuss with your dentures or are you in a position where dentures may be your next step? At Pelham Links Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we urge our patients to consider IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES. Implant supported dentures are dentures that are connected and stabilized by dental implants. Typically, it only takes 2-6 dental implants per arch to stabilize a denture. People who have implant supported dentures (or sometimes known as over-dentures) do not regularly remove their dentures but instead leave them in their mouth like they are their own natural teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures are a Great Alternative to Traditional Dentures
Our Greenville implant dentists receive wonderful feedback from patients who have implant supported dentures. Patients love that they have no dietary restrictions and that they do not have to worry about their dentures slipping out of their mouth. Typically, implant supported dentures keep their shape and so don’t need regular repairs and give people a lot of freedom that they don’t find in traditional denture prosthetics.
Top Ways Implant Supported Dentures Can Change Your Life
• They don’t slip, click or clack so they are far less likely to interrupt speaking and eating.
• You can eat what you want! Do you want to eat a chewy steak or bite into a corn-on-the-cob? Go ahead!
• You get your palette back. Traditional dentures on your top arch cover the palette. This leaves wearers at a loss of the covered taste buds. With implant supported dentures, our Greenville dentists can connect the denture to implants so the roof of your mouth does not need to be covered.
• If you are considering dental implants at all, implant supported dentures may be the most economic choice depending on the amount of teeth that need to be replaced. Only 2-6 dentures can replace a full arch!
What is the Process of Getting Over-Dentures?
Getting implant supported dentures can be done in three steps. First, you will need to get a consultation where digital images of your mouth and oral bone structure will be taken. Then once one of our Greenville implant dentists plans the surgical procedure utilizing these high quality images, he can schedule the procedure. Step two involves the actual surgical insertion of the implant into the jawbone. Once the implant is in place, our dental professionals typically allow about 6 months for the implant to integrate into the jawbone creating a strong post to attach the dentures. During the third visit, the dentures will be connected and ready to act as your natural teeth!
Will Insurance Cover Implant Supported Dentures?
Many insurance companies are now covering a portion of the procedure. What is not covered with insurance can often be financed through one of our dental financing options.
If you have any questions about implant supported dentures or would like to see if you are a good candidate, please make an appointment for a consultation at one of our conveniently located dental offices in Greenville or Simpsonville. The team at Pelham Links Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is looking forward to helping you achieve your optimal oral health.