A denture is a removable prosthetic device that is designed to replace missing teeth. Dentures are typically made of acrylic, but can also be fabricated from metal, ceramics, printed resins, or a combination thereof. They are custom-fit to the individual and can be adjusted as needed. Dentures can be full or partial, depending on the number of teeth that need to be replaced.

The average cost of a denture in Springfield, VA can vary depending on the type of denture and the materials used.  A denture can cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000, depending on insurance coverage. Please contact the office for an estimated with your insurance or to set up a consult to better understand the types and options.

An implant-supported denture is anchored in place by dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to provide a stable foundation for the denture. The benefits of an implant-supported denture include:

  • Improved stability and retention: Implant-supported dentures are held securely in place by the implants, so they do not shift or move around in the mouth. This makes it easier to eat and speak.
  • Enhanced comfort: Implant-supported dentures do not put pressure on the gums, which can be uncomfortable with traditional dentures.
  • Preservation of the jawbone: Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, which helps to preserve its structure and function.
  • Natural appearance: Implant-supported dentures look and feel like natural teeth, which can boost self-confidence.
  •  Enhanced chewing function: the bite force generated by implant supported dentures is significantly greater than that of a traditional denture.
  • Long-lasting: Dental implants can last for many years, so implant-supported dentures can provide a long-term solution for missing teeth.

Overall, an implant-supported denture is a great option for those who are missing multiple teeth and want a stable, comfortable, and natural-looking replacement.  Although implants increase the cost of the appliance, our patients greatly prefer them to traditional dentures, notably in the lower arch where dentures tend to slide around. Please contact the office to set up a consultation with Dr Dulac today.