Dental Implant Supported Dentures in Fremont CA | Dental Implants
Dentures have been around for a long time, as people throughout the years have looked for ways to replace missing teeth. However, the last few decades have brought about numerous technological advances that have improved denture design, comfort and functionality.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth, and they can be either complete or partial. Complete dentures are used when people have lost all of their teeth on either the upper or lower jaw. They not only replace the teeth but cover the gums and upper palate. On the other hand, partials are used to fill in large gaps where just a few teeth are missing. Partial dentures are typically attached to crowns on either side of the gap.
One of the latest innovations combines dentures with dental implants to provide greater stability. Implant supported dentures offer a few distinct advantages over conventional dentures. They are a great option for patients who have troubles keeping traditional dentures secure in their mouth. Implant supported dentures restore the functionality of teeth, improve confidence when speaking, and eliminate the need for diet limitations.
How Implant Supported Dentures Work
Implants are inserted in the jawbone as a replacement for natural tooth roots. The dentures rest on a metal frame which is then attached to the implants. They are designed to provide a degree of stability that conventional dentures simply can’t offer. The dentures are removed nightly for proper cleaning and they are easily snapped back into place in the morning. Dr. Gulati provides proper cleaning and attachment education to increase product longevity.
Since these dentures are attached to implants which are fused into the bone, they are as solid as the natural teeth they are intended to replace. They won’t slip or slide around like conventional dentures which means they won’t interfere with speech patterns. Also, they don’t limit chewing ability, so patients can eat the foods they like without worry.
Who is a candidate for implant supported dentures?
Implant supported dentures require that the patient have enough healthy bone in the jaw to support the implants, so patients who have been missing teeth for a long time might not be good candidates, as bone diminishes over time. For some patients, conventional dentures are the best solution.
Dr. Gulati offers both complete and partial dentures, including a type of flexible partial called Valplast and a chrome-cobalt frame attached to acrylic dentures. For implant supported dentures, she works with a periodontist who is conveniently located across the street. Explore your denture options with by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Gulati. At Liberty Dental, state-of-the-art technology will help create the best treatment plan for every patient’s personal situation.
Having missing teeth no longer equates to an inconvenient life. Contact Liberty Dental today and bring comfort and function back into your daily life with traditional or implant supported dentures.