Restore Your Smile With Our Holyoke Dentists
Losing teeth can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. But missing teeth aren’t just detrimental to your appearance — they can have serious oral health consequences. At Holyoke Mall Dental, Dr. Chen is proud to provide high-quality implant-supported dentures that stay firmly and naturally attached to your jawbone.
Some people have trouble getting their removable dentures to stay firmly attached to their jaw. Thankfully, our dental implant-reinforced dentures are sturdy and look just like your natural teeth. You’ll be proud to show off your vibrant new smile with these stunning restorations customized just for you.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a type of tooth replacement that restores your full lower or upper jaw of missing teeth. Our state-of-the-art titanium implants fuse to your jawbone, acting as your natural tooth root. As a result, these dentures are a convenient and comfortable way to restore a full arch without the inconvenience of replacing each tooth individually.
Missing teeth can also throw off your jaw’s natural alignment. Implant dentures are modeled to look like your natural teeth and return your face to its natural, comfortable position. This can reduce the risk of TMJ disorder, headaches, and muscular pain in your jaw.
Lower Jaw Implant Dentures Options
Ball Attachment Denture
Ball attachment dentures, also known as snap-fit dentures, are an affordable denture solution that uses as few as two dental implant posts on your bottom jaw. Your custom dentures snap into the implants, so they’re sturdier than removable dentures for eating and speaking.
As with any tooth replacement, it’s crucial to your oral health to ensure these dentures are cleaned daily and professionally examined at least twice a year by our experienced dentist team.
Bar Attachment Denture
A bar attachment denture is an even firmer way to restore your stunning smile. First, our experienced Holyoke implant dentist will place four to six titanium implants in your jaw. Then, we’ll attach a bar to each implant, connecting them and reinforcing your jawbone along with your new replacement teeth. We’ll fit your natural-looking restorations onto the support bar, giving you the sturdy smile of your dreams.
Screw-retained dentures are more permanent than other implant denture options. We can still remove your dentures for professional cleanings. However, they don’t touch your gums, so you won’t have to take them out during your daily oral care routine. Patients looking for permanent solutions to tooth loss love this comfortable, natural-looking option.
Implant-Retained Upper Dentures
Full traditional dentures cover the top of your mouth, making speaking and eating hard. Thankfully, our office provides upper implant-supported dentures. These natural-looking tooth replacements eliminate the need for dentistry that covers the roof of your mouth.
While we use similar options for upper and lower dentures, our Holyoke dentists recommend that patients use more dental implants on their upper jaw for a complete upper jaw restoration. Your lower jawbone is denser than your upper jaw and can withstand more force, so we’ll use more implants to support your tooth replacements.
Depending upon the number of implants to be placed, it may be possible to eliminate the need for covering the roof of your mouth with a complete denture. This option allows you to fully taste your food and gives you a better sense of its temperature. Your denture will also feel and look more natural. You will still have a removable denture, making it easy to clean the support bar and denture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our team of dental experts is proud to personalize every set of dentures and implants. Because our treatments are so personalized, the cost of your dentures can vary. The best way to find out your treatment cost is to schedule an appointment at Holyoke Mall Dental. We accept several financing options and can work with you to create an individualized payment plan.
Yes, most implant-supported dentures are removable for cleaning. However, you’ll have to take some types out more often than others. Screw-supported dentures can only be removed by our professional dental team, while ball-attached dentures should be regularly removed for cleaning. Your implant dentists will advise you on how to take care of each type of denture at your consultation appointment.
Implant-supported dentures last longer than traditional removable dentures. However, they require special care to ensure you get the most out of them. Along with brushing and flossing your dentures regularly, you should also soak them in a denture solution when they’re not in your mouth to keep them from changing shape.
The best way to take care of your implant dentures is to schedule regular checkups and cleanings at your dentist’s office.
After you’ve healed from the implant placement procedure, your implanted-supported dentures will look and function like healthy teeth. Your new teeth will feel natural and comfortable for a lifetime of stable performance, restoring your smile and allowing you to enjoy life with confidence.
Visit Holyoke Mall Dental For Your Dream Smile
Our team of experienced dentists is proud to provide you with affordable and effective tooth replacement options. We offer several implant-inforced dentures that allow you to live freely again at our Holyoke, MA dental practice. We can restore missing teeth and give you the smile of your dreams.
If you’re ready to ditch traditional dentures and brighten your appearance, contact us at (413) 538-7400. Holyoke Mall Dental proudly serves patients across Hampden County, MA, like Westfield, Southampton, and South Hadley, MA.