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Implant Retained Dentures in San Diego

Replacing missing teeth with implant retained dentures

There are situations when a patient needs a complete set of dentures. In such a situation, he or she may desire more stability or support, which implant-supported dentures can provide. Choosing this option stabilizes the lower denture, which is more prone to moving. Our dentist usually recommends placing two implants in the lower jawbone and then using a ball that sticks up from them. If you acquire implant-retained dentures from our office, they will be created with your individual needs in mind, and they will feature “hitches” that allow them to fit exactly on the implants. 

Though most patients have no problems with their upper dentures, some may find it difficult to eat while wearing lower dentures. If someone has lost all of their lower teeth, they can pick from a variety of implant-supported replacement solutions to address this problem.

What if I’m missing all of my lower teeth?

Ball Attachment Denture
One alternative is to have two implants surgically placed in your lower jaw, followed by a denture that fits exactly on these implants. When compared to dentures without implants, this provides better stability and support to the lower dentures while eating or chewing. However, your lower dentures may still shift, resulting in painful places caused by food particles caught under them. Denture adjustments, like all other tooth replacement treatment choices, will necessitate a visit to the dentist.

1. Before

2. Implants Placed

3. Denture Attached

Bar Attachment Denture
Another possibility is to place 4-6 implants in your lower jaw. The number of implants necessary to complete the procedure is directly proportional to the shape and size of your jaw. After the implants have healed, a custom-made bar is used to connect them. The denture is made with specific retention clips that connect to the support bar, allowing the dentures to fit correctly. This is often referred to as an “overdenture.” The main advantage of this choice is that it provides greater stability, support, and very little movement of the dentures. Furthermore, the denture can still be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance.

1. Before

2. Implants Placed

3. Denture Attached

Screw Retained Denture
If you have problems due to missing all of your lower teeth, the third alternative, screw-retained dentures, can be an effective remedy. This method involves the placement of five or more implants in your jaw, as well as the attachment of a permanent denture to it. Screws or clasps are utilized to secure the denture. The denture is held in place by a bar or support posts. You will have no difficulty cleaning the denture because it does not make contact with the gum tissue. The denture used in this procedure replaces all of your missing teeth and is never removed unless you visit your dentist for routine maintenance. It should be noted that cleaning beneath dentures without removing them can be more challenging. Patients with permanent dentures often use this approach since they have no other choice.

1. Before

2. Implants Placed

3. Denture Attached

What if I’m missing all of my upper teeth?

Dentures are seen to be an excellent option for people who have one or more missing teeth. Due to lost teeth, you are unable to chew properly or even speak normally. It also deteriorates a person’s facial structure. Dentures are designed to appear, feel, and function exactly like your natural teeth. Furthermore, dentures from our dental office are custom-made to satisfy all of your oral needs. The beauty of your smile is restored, and this has a positive effect on your whole physical appearance. Radiant Dental uses biocompatible dentistry materials. However, because the bone of your upper jaw is not as hard as that in your lower jaw, you may require one or more dental implants. The need for a complete denture to cover the roof of your mouth is exclusively determined by the number of implants required in your situation. Choosing this option allows you to receive the right taste of your food as well as a better sense of the food’s temperature.

Implant Retained Upper Denture

The requirement to cover the roof of your mouth with dentures in this option is determined by the number of implants placed in your jaw. You will get a better flavor of the food and a more precise sense of its temperature. It can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance purposes.

Implant benefits

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