Dentures are one of the best options to replace your missing teeth. Among all types of dentures, implant-supported dentures are considered the best and most secure option for people seeking to replace all of their missing teeth and improve their natural ability to chew and smile.
The support from implants enables complete upper dentures to be made into a horseshoe shape, creating extra space for the tongue and exposing the palate for improved temperature and taste sensations. This article provides general information regarding the cost of implant-supported dentures and the various types of implant-supported dentures that are available.
Table of Contents
- What Are Implant-supported Dentures?
- What Is the Material Used for Implant-supported Dentures?
- Are Implant-supported Dentures Right for You?
- What Do We Recommend?
- How Much Do Implant-supported Dentures Cost?
- What Factors Impact the Cost of Implant-supported Dentures?
- Are Implant-supported Dentures Worth the Investment?
What Are Implant-supported Dentures?
An implant-supported denture is a modified, unique type of denture that is attached to dental implants placed in your jawbone. Instead of relying solely on your gums for support, the denture is secured by the implants, which allows you to chew, smile, and speak without using adhesives or worrying about the denture slipping.
What Is the Material Used for Implant-supported Dentures?
Typically, your oral surgeon will use titanium screws to place four to six implants into your jawbone. The screws will then be given adequate time to heal and fuse with your jawbone before securing the denture to them.
Two basic kinds of implant-supported dentures are:
- Bar-Retained Dentures
- Ball-Retained Dentures
Both types of dentures are made with an acrylic base. This material is made to mimic the natural appearance and texture of your teeth and gums. Single dentures need a minimum of two implants for basic retention and more for true support. With a proper examination, your dentist can determine the correct number of implants required for your specific situation.
Are Implant-supported Dentures Right for You?
Implant-supported dentures are also referred to as “snap-in dentures.” These dentures mimic the appearance and functionality of your natural teeth. Whether you are considering them for the first time or thinking of replacing your traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures can be an excellent option. These dental appliances improve speech and confidence, decrease irritation of gum tissue, better restore your ability to chew, and more.
Implant-supported dentures can also resolve conditions like TMJ disorders or jaw pain that often occurs when there are multiple missing teeth. Compared with traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures are more comfortable, sturdier, and fit better without requiring the use of denture adhesives.
What Do We Recommend?
European Denture Center combines advanced technology and innovation to offer you maximum comfort, chewing ability, and the best fit possible with minimal discomfort. We create dentures that mirror the look and feel of your natural teeth, ensuring that you retain your original smile and appearance. We utilize new technologies and the finest denture materials from the USA, Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland to create and provide the most comfortable and best-fitting dentures.
How Much Do Implant-supported Dentures Cost?
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, on average, implant-retained dentures with two dental implants generally cost between $2,500 to $4,500 or more.
Multiple-Tooth Implant Cost
These systems use four to six implants to secure a single removable denture. The average cost of treatment with a removable denture is from $2,500 to $5,000. The same treatment with a full-arch Zirconia fixed bridge instead of a denture costs between $9,000 to $25,000 per arch, including the bridge.
Full-Mouth Implant Cost
The average cost for all of your teeth to be replaced by full-mouth implant-supported bridgework ranges from $20,000 to $50,000 per arch or more.
What Factors Impact the Cost of Implant-supported Dentures?
Numerous factors affect the overall cost of implant-supported dentures. These factors include:
- Quality of denture materials used
- Dentist selected for the procedure
- Number of implants placed
- Any preparatory procedures required (bone grafts, augmentation, etc.)
- Type of implants used
- Cost of sedation dentistry (if elected)
Are Implant-supported Dentures Worth the Investment?
Implant-supported dentures often have a greater initial cost when compared with other tooth replacement options. However, compared to traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures have a longer lifespan and can last for decades. They are much more comfortable and allow you to eat, bite, and chew your favorite foods with ease. They also enable you to speak with confidence and help to maintain your oral health by resolving problems, like jaw pain, which can occur as a side effect of tooth loss.
These fixed dentures look like natural teeth and help to preserve the natural appearance and structure of your jaw and the lower third of your face. Despite the higher initial cost of implant-supported dentures, they have many long-term benefits.
Additionally, most denturists accept insurance plans and offer flexible payment options to help offset the out-of-pocket costs and make the process even easier.
European Denture creates customized implant-supported denture solutions. Our team of experienced and caring denturists and staff will provide you with various treatment options, each with its own distinctive benefits adapted to your unique dental requirements and budget.
To schedule a complimentary consultation at European Dentures, give us a call at 208-584-5433.