Implant Retained Dentures Specialist Q&A
Implant-retained dentures may be a secure and convenient option if you have lost your teeth due to any cause. As a result, you will be able to eat, chew, and speak normally again. To take advantage of this service, visit our specialists, Dr. Trinh Lee and Dr. Suzanna Lee at Allure Dental Center. For more information, contact us or schedule an online appointment. We serve patients from Mountain View CA, and surrounding Bay Area cities.
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Beyond the immediate aesthetic concern, tooth loss can significantly impact one’s bite, influencing speech and chewing abilities. Moreover, the absence of teeth can exert strain on the remaining ones, potentially leading to muscle pain in the jaws and headaches.
In response to this, implant-retained dentures are an effective solution, providing a permanent alternative for tooth replacement. Distinguished by their attachment to 4-6 dental implants per arch, these dentures deviate from the traditional counterparts that rest above the gum and depend on adhesives for stability.
Implant-retained dentures securely fasten to posts implanted directly into the jawbone, offering a stable and enduring resolution. This treatment proves particularly advantageous for individuals missing all upper teeth but possessing ample jawbone for reliable implant support.
The distinctive feature of implant-retained dentures lies in their attachment, eliminating the common issue of slipping associated with traditional dentures during activities like eating, drinking, or talking. Beyond functional benefits, these denture implants mimic the appearance and functionality of natural teeth, contributing not only to the restoration of facial aesthetics but also to boosted confidence and self-esteem.
Beyond mere aesthetics, dental implants potentially play a role in preventing jawbone shrinkage, offering a lasting solution compared to conventional dentures that may contribute to ongoing bone loss due to the absence of a tooth’s root replacement.
Implant-retained complete dentures, similar to conventional dentures, provide a comprehensive solution for replacing all missing teeth and gums. Their secure attachment to dental implants ensures a stable fit. This method offers both fixed and removable options, with the choice dependent on various factors, including the health of the jawbone, the patient’s medical history, and personal preferences.
Choosing implant-retained complete dentures facilitates daily activities without the concern of removing one’s teeth. The benefits extend beyond visual improvement, with dentures enhancing the overall experience by boosting self-esteem and improving comfort during chewing, speaking, and more.
Similar to traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures aim to replace missing teeth. The pivotal distinction lies in their connection to posts, surgically implanted into the jawbone. Whether tooth loss results from aging, injury, decay, or disease, implant-retained dentures stand out as a secure and effective option for tooth replacement. These dentures not only emulate the appearance of natural, healthy teeth but also mirror their functionality.
The process involves strategically placing dental implants in the jawbone to provide stability and support for the dentures. Typically, 2 to 4 dental implants per jaw are sufficient to stabilize a single denture. Healthcare providers may recommend implant-supported dentures for individuals missing a substantial number of teeth or all of them.
In recognizing the unique needs of each patient, specialists at Allure Dental Center collaborate to devise personalized treatment plans tailored to specific requirements.
Following an evaluation by the specialists at Allure Dental Center, this procedure commences with the dentist implanting devices into the jawbone, a process that may involve general anesthesia in addition to local anesthesia.
Following incisions in the gums, a hole is drilled into the patient’s bone to create a suitable space for the implant.
The area is then closed with stitches, initiating a waiting period of approximately three to six months for the fusion of the jawbone and implants. Once the gums have fully healed, the next step involves attaching a bar or abutment to the implant.
This process requires reopening the gum tissue to expose the dental implant, attaching the hardware to the implant, and allowing two weeks for the gums to heal around the abutment. Any necessary adjustments are made, and once satisfaction with the fit is achieved, the dentures are permanently secured in place.
Implant-retained dentures are available at Allure Dental Center. For more information, contact us or schedule an online appointment. We serve patients from Mountain View CA, Sunnyvale CA, Los Altos CA, Stanford CA, Menlo Park CA, Atherton CA, Loyola CA, Cupertino CA, Palo Alto CA, Redwood City CA, and surrounding Bay Area cities.