What are implant supported dentures?
Implant Supported Dentures are removable prosthetic appliances used to restore or maintain oral functionality. An implanted denture consists of an acrylic palate (usually made from a titanium alloy) that replaces a bone root. Unlike conventional dentures, they don’t just rest on your gum tissue, they are embedded directly into the jaw bone and are anchored in place by titanium rods.
How much do implant supported dentures cost?
These replacement teeth usually start at around $1k per implant but can increase significantly based upon individual patient requirements. Insurance plans may cover the process, so make sure to get all the necessary information before you begin your treatment.
Are implant supported dentures permanent?
The false teeth are permanently installed in your jaw and stay firmly anchored there. The prosthetics will become loose over time and must then also be taken out for hygiene reasons. However, implant supported dentures will not require any additional procedures such as bone grafts.
How many implants are needed for implant supported dentures?
The number of implants required depends on your surgical procedure as well as how long the implants need to become fused. However, most of these patients will need only one dental implant per jaw.
How long do implant supported dentures last?
Generally, if the patient rejects them, the implant stays functional for up to two years. However, this can vary significantly based on the patient, surgeon experience, and other factors involved like a diet, but typically they can last up to 15 years.