Implant Supported Dentures

Posted on: May 25, 2016


At Star Dental, we can replace your missing teeth and restore your confidence using implant supported dentures. If you are an adult who has suffered extensive tooth loss, it is time for you to seriously consider the long-term solutions for replacing your missing teeth. As a Santa Clara, CA dentist, we encourage you to replace your teeth right away because if you do not, you will suffer more extensive resorption. This is when the body begins to leach calcium away from your jawbone for use elsewhere. Resorption occurs after the teeth have fallen out because the jawbone is no longer being stimulated as it once was. This is the body's way of conserving resources, but unfortunately, it can leave you with a diminished appearance and put any remaining teeth in jeopardy for falling out in the future. The sooner you replace your teeth, the better chance you have of fighting resorption. One of the new and improved ways of doing so is with implant supported dentures.

What is implant supported dentures?

If you have experienced complete tooth loss, you can have a full set of dentures created to replace your missing teeth or you can replace each one of your teeth individually using dental implants. Traditionally, these have been the two solutions that have been offered to patients. The challenge is that dentures can become loose and slip out of place at the most inopportune moments. This can lead to embarrassment and insecurity in addition to making people feel as though they cannot continue to maintain their current lifestyle. On the other hand, dental implants are incredibly secure and durable and the most likely to resemble your natural teeth both in appearance and functionality. The problem is that dental implants are placed on an individual basis, meaning that if you have experienced complete tooth loss, you will need to undergo numerous surgeries and pay significantly for the privilege of having each one of your teeth replaced individually.

For many of our 95050 patients, both solutions are not entirely appealing. This is why we offer a hybrid solution called implant supported dentures. With this procedure, our Santa Clara patients can experience the benefits of both dentures and dental implants because the new set of teeth is created in a dental lab just like they would be with a full set of dentures. However, instead of putting them in place every morning and taking them out at night, this set of dentures is held in place with implants. The new set of teeth is secured in place so it remains secure when you eat when you speak, and even when you run a race. Regardless of what you are doing, the dental implants will hold the set of dentures without the inconveniences associated with sticky adhesive. Since we only need to insert a few implants into your jawbone, the procedure is completed much faster than it would be otherwise and it is also more affordable than replacing your teeth with individual dental implants.

Learn More About Implant Supported Dentures

If you have lost your teeth and are tired of wearing ill-fitting dentures, we encourage you to call (408) 247-3740 and schedule an appointment with our Santa Clara dental office. At Star Dental, we will examine you, discuss the goals you have for your smile, learn about any challenges you are currently facing, and then make a treatment recommendation. Very often, implant-supported dentures are the best way to solve your dental challenges and give you a beautiful and natural-looking smile.

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