How Long Do Implant Supported Dentures Last

There are a few different options for the replacement of a row of missing teeth. One popular option is implant-supported dentures. This form of denture provides a lot of support, while also looking very natural.

Below is more information about implant-supported dentures, how long they last, and whether or not you may be a good candidate.

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

Before understanding implant-supported dentures, it’s important to understand what dental implants are. Dental implants are titanium rods that are installed into the jawbone of a patient to hold a prosthetic in place. This prosthetic can be as small as a single tooth, or as large as an entire row of teeth.

Implant-supported dentures involve the placement of multiple rods to secure dentures in place. With the support of these implants, the dentures don’t move around and provide a secure bite. They also make it easier to speak clearly.

How Long Do Implant-Supported Dentures Last?

How long implant-supported dentures last involves a couple of different variables. The first is the implants themselves. Dental implants are meant to last the lifetime of the patient as they fuse to the jawbone itself. With that said, the denture prosthetic doesn’t last as long as the implants themselves.

Prosthetic dentures can be expected to last anywhere between 10 to 20 years depending on how well they are taken care of. They do wear over time, though, no matter how well you care for them. Your dentist will determine if you are in need of a replacement. If so, they will remove your current dentures and replace them with new dentures.

How Is the Cost Determined?

The cost of implant-supported dentures varies depending on a few different factors. The location you are in, the specific office, insurance, and other factors will go into how much you are paying out of pocket. The cost is also determined by other procedures that need to be performed in order to place the implants.

If you have current teeth that need to be extracted, this will add to the cost. If your bone density isn’t strong enough, a sinus lift or bone graft may be required. This also adds to the cost.

In an ideal scenario, implant-supported dentures may cost around $5,000 or more.

Am I a Candidate?

Whether or not you are a candidate depends on a few factors. You’ll first need to visit the dentist so they can perform an examination of your jawbone and gums. If it’s determined you are physically a candidate, you’ll need to consider cost and insurance.

If you are not an ideal candidate, your dentist may recommend a sinus lift or a bone graft procedure. This will help to strengthen the bone so dental implants can be placed.

Reach Out Today

To learn more about implant-supported dentures, reach out today. We can discuss the procedure in more detail with you and schedule you for an initial exam to see if you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures.

How Much Do Implant Supported Dentures Cost

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