Are you tired of wearing a loose denture that keeps sliding around? Dentures certainly can’t compare to having your own teeth again, but an implant-supported denture is the next best thing. Patients say that having implants feels like they have their own natural teeth again. Implants will not only help you eat and speak without dealing with teeth that slip around, but they’ll also preserve the shape of your smile by preventing facial collapse. But if you’re worried about the cost, there are some affordable options to quality services.
A Word of Caution About Affordable Dental Implants
Some dental practices are tempted to shortcut the implant process to try to lure patients in with promises of cheap implants. But beware. You can leave the dental office with an implant overdenture that works great and feels solid and secure, only to have it start to feel loose in a few years, become infected, or develop other problems. Dental implants have become the number one subject of dental malpractice cases. The use of cheap substandard fixtures, short-cutting the diagnostic procedures, lack of proper care in implant placement, and hurry-up procedures that prematurely load the implants before full osseointegration—all of these can lead to eventual failure. You want quality implants that are carefully placed so that they last your lifetime.
An Affordable Alternative
The cost of dental implants is proportional to the number of implants you get. So while many implant overdentures use four to eight implants, one way to reduce your total treatment cost while still receiving a quality service is to get fewer implants. Dr. Tostado offers an affordable implant overdenture option that attaches to just two implants.
Dr. Tostado creates natural-looking dentures with a base that snaps onto two implant attachments placed toward the front of your mouth. Just those two implants can add a great deal of stability to your bite. While the back of the denture can still move up and down slightly, it won’t slide around or come loose, and you’ll be able to eat normally. The presence of the implants will also stimulate the bone around them, preventing its resorption.
Dr. Tostado is a prosthodontist—a dental specialist with advanced training in dental restorations. Part of his three years of post-graduate specialty training focused on the restoration of dental implants. He collaborates with other specialists in the surgical portion of your procedure, and will direct them on where he wants the implants placed. He will then create the overdenture that will attach to your implants.
Is this affordable dental implant option right for you? Find out by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tostado. Call our office or fill out the Request an Appointment form to get started.