Denture implants are used to replace a patient's missing teeth in situations where an individual has lost many of their natural teeth, or even all of them. Denture implants have become very popular in recent years because they're much more stable than ordinary dentures. Conventional dentures are not anchored in any way in the mouth, and that allows them to move around, which can be very inconvenient when eating or speaking. Denture implants on the other hand, are actually anchored in the mouth, and do not slip around, so they are much more reliable and functional.
There are quite a few benefits provided by denture implants, beginning with the fact that they are a very affordable option when you're trying to improve your smile, and your ability to speak and chew. Dentures which are supported by implants are extremely sturdy and require no adhesives to keep them in place, which allows them to function much more like natural teeth do. The denture is still removable, and that makes it easy to clean and maintain. One of the biggest benefits of denture implants is that gum tissue and bone is preserved to a much greater extent, so a patient enjoys better overall oral health.
Snap-on dentures are much more stable and reliable than traditional dentures would be, and they still look very much like your natural teeth. When you have snap-on dentures installed in your mouth, you'll have confidence that you won't have to endure any embarrassing slips or denture movements in your mouth. Whereas conventional dentures might be out of sync when changes to your gums and bone develop, snap-on dentures will remain conformed to those changes, and provide stability for a long period of time.
When you need two snap-on dentures, one for the top and one for the bottom, you can expect to pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $6,000 for the procedure and the dentures themselves. This of course, will be subject to the level of expertise of your dental surgeon, as well as your geographic location in the country. It might also be impacted by your specific circumstances, if any extra work should be necessary to prepare your mouth. In any case, you may be able to get part of the cost defrayed by your dental insurance carrier, so you're not obliged to pay the entire amount out of pocket.
Not all dentists are experienced in installing snap-on dentures, so you should be careful when choosing a dentist who has both the knowledge and the experience to handle your situation adequately. One good way to do this is to check online reviews posted by other patients, because this will tell you whether or not they had a good experience, and whether they had any problems with the installed denture implants.
If you've been thinking about getting dentures, but you're worried about them slipping around inside your mouth, denture implants might be the way to go. Contact us today at ZircTeeth, so we can arrange for an initial consultation and determine whether or not you're a good candidate for denture implants.