Implant Retained Hybrid Dentures in Las Cruces, NM
A Beautiful Smile That Stays Firmly in Place
Your teeth play a significant role in eating, talking, and smiling. Although today’s dentures are very attractive, they can make these everyday life tasks a lot more difficult. This in turn can diminish your self-confidence and affect your relationships.
Fortunately, Dr. Borham features natural-looking implant-retained dentures that eliminate these issues and help protect your oral health. That way, you can live and eat in comfort, knowing your smile will stay firmly in place.
Our Solution to Restoring Your Smile
If you’re looking for an effective solution to replace more than one missing teeth, implant-retained hybrid dentures may be the right choice for you. This replacement option is called a “hybrid” method because it combines both permanent and removable solutions.
Implant-retained hybrid dentures consist of removable dentures which are attached to dental implants that Dr. Borham will secure to your jawbone.
The Implant-retained Dentures Process
The implant-retained hybrid dentures process generally takes three office visits to complete. During your initial consultation, Dr. Borham will take digital images of your jaw and determine how many implants are needed to support your dentures.
When you come in for the first part of your procedure, Dr. Borham will surgically attach the necessary amount of implants to your jawbone. It’s crucial that he gives them enough time to heal before placing your removable dentures. However, he may attach an attractive temporary denture for you to wear until you return to our office to get your restoration.
During your final visit, Dr. Borham will check to make sure the implants have healed correctly so they’re strong enough to support your dentures. Next, he’ll place a metal bar over the implants. This holds the removable dentures in place, but you can still remove them when necessary Lastly, he’ll attach your dentures.
Caring for Your New Smile
Implant-retained hybrid dentures are much more stable than traditional dentures, but they require special care to ensure they’ll be long-lasting. For your convenience, you can remove them at night for easy cleaning.
Although your new prosthetic teeth will allow you to speak with ease and eat a larger variety of foods than you could with missing teeth, there are certain foods that Dr. Borham recommends avoiding, including:
- Chewing Gum
- Sticky candy
- Peanut butter
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do hybrid dentures last?
While the implants can last a lifetime, the dentures may need maintenance over the years. With a proper oral care regimen and regular visits to Dr. Borham, your dentures can last upwards of ten years before needing to be replaced.
A healthy oral care routine consists of brushing twice per day and flossing daily. Be sure to brush softly around the implant and rinse with mouthwash in between meals. This will help improve the longevity of your new smile.
Can my dentures be implanted?
No, Your current dentures cannot be made into implants. There are various procedures that allow dentures to be fixed inside your mouth, but they require a new denture equipped with the proper materials to affix it to an implant.
If you’re interested in learning more permanent tooth replacement options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Borham by calling (575) 523-5589. During the consultation, he’ll provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice.
How much do implant-supported dentures cost?
An affordable denture can cost as little as $300, while a more natural-looking denture can cost as much as $5,000. Implant-supported dentures typically cost between $1,600 and $2,200 per implant. However, this price is determined on a case by case basis.
For an accurate estimate, call our Las Cruces location at (575) 523-5589 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Borham. During the consultation, he’ll examine your oral health, discuss your smile goals, and provide you with a more precise, complete cost, based on your customized treatment plan.
Insurance may cover a portion of the expenses. We recommend calling your provider prior to your appointment to get a better understanding of your coverage. For your convenience, we also offer flexible financing options so you don’t have to put your health on hold.
How long does it take to get implant-supported dentures?
The process typically takes between three to six months. The amount of time depends on several factors, including your oral health. For a more accurate estimate, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Borham. During the consultation, he’ll examine your oral health and give you a customized treatment plan, which will include a detailed timeline.
Learn More About Implant-Supported Dentures Today
If you’re ready to restore your missing teeth and boost your self-confidence, contact our office in Las Cruces, NM to learn more about implant-retained hybrid dentures.