Implant Retained Dentures

Implant Retained Dentures

Dentures have long been a solution for individuals with missing teeth, offering improved function and aesthetics. However, traditional dentures can have challenges, such as slipping, discomfort, and difficulty chewing. Fortunately, advancements in dental technology have produced implant-retained dentures, a revolutionary solution that provides enhanced stability, comfort, and confidence.

Implant-retained or implant-supported dentures are dental prostheses that combine traditional dentures with dental implants for increased strength and function. Unlike traditional dentures that rely on adhesives or suction for retention and can sometimes slip or shift, implant-retained dentures are securely anchored to dental implants surgically placed into the jawbone. These implants serve as stable anchors for the denture, providing a secure foundation for chewing, speaking, and smiling.

By eliminating the need for adhesive and preventing slippage, implant-retained dentures provide enhanced stability, comfort, and confidence for individuals with missing teeth, improving their overall quality of life and oral health.

The Implant-Retained Denture Procedure 

  • The process begins with a thorough evaluation by our dentist in Los Gatos, CA, to determine if implant-retained dentures suit the patient. This may involve dental impressions, X-rays, and a discussion of the patient's oral health history and treatment goals. 
  • If deemed a suitable candidate for implant-retained dentures, the patient undergoes a surgical procedure to place the dental implants into the jawbone. The number and location of implants will vary depending on bone density, jawbone structure, and the patient's needs. 
  • After implant placement, a healing period is necessary to allow the surrounding bone tissue to fuse with the implants through osseointegration. This typically takes several months and ensures a strong and stable foundation for the denture. 
  • Once the implants have been fully integrated with the jawbone, impressions are taken to fabricate a custom denture that will be securely attached to the implants. The denture is designed to fit comfortably and blend seamlessly with the patient's natural teeth and gums. 
  • The final step involves attaching the denture to the implants using special connectors or attachments. The dentist at Orchid Dental Care will ensure proper fit, comfort, and aesthetics and make any necessary adjustments to optimize function and appearance. 
  • Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor the healing process, assess the fit and function of the denture, and address any concerns or issues that may arise. Patients will receive guidance on proper oral hygiene practices and maintenance to ensure the longevity of their implant-retained dentures. Contact us today! 

The Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures

Enhanced Stability and Comfort 

Implant-retained dentures in Los Gatos, CA, provide stability and comfort that surpasses traditional dentures. By anchoring the denture to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone, implant-retained dentures eliminate the shifting and slipping commonly experienced with removable dentures. This enhanced stability allows individuals to eat, speak, and smile confidently without worrying about their dentures becoming loose or shifting out of place. 

Improved Chewing Efficiency 

One of the primary benefits of implant-retained dentures is their ability to restore chewing efficiency. Traditional dentures can make it challenging to eat certain foods, particularly tough or chewy items, due to their tendency to move around in the mouth. In contrast, implant-retained dentures provide a secure foundation for chewing, allowing individuals to enjoy a wider range of foods easily and confidently. This enhances nutritional intake and contributes to overall satisfaction and quality of life. 

Preservation of Jawbone Health 

Dental implants used in implant-retained dentures stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and preserving the face's natural contours. This is particularly important for individuals who have experienced bone resorption due to tooth loss, as it helps maintain facial aesthetics and prevents the sunken appearance that can occur with traditional dentures. By preserving jawbone health, implant-retained dentures promote long-term oral and facial harmony. 

Enhanced Aesthetics 

Implant-retained dentures offer a more natural-looking smile compared to traditional dentures. Because the denture is securely anchored to dental implants, there is no need for unsightly metal clasps or adhesives, resulting in a seamless and aesthetic appearance. Furthermore, implant-retained dentures are custom made to fit each patient's mouth, ensuring a comfortable and natural-looking result that complements their facial features and smiles. 

Long-term Durability 

Implant-retained dentures are designed to be durable and long-lasting, providing patients with a reliable solution for missing teeth. Unlike traditional dentures that may require frequent adjustments or replacements due to changes in the jawbone or wear and tear, implant-retained dentures can provide stability and reliability for many years with proper care and maintenance. This means fewer visits to the dentist and greater peace of mind for patients. 

Implant-retained dentures are a groundbreaking solution for individuals with missing teeth, providing enhanced stability, comfort, and confidence compared to traditional dentures. Visit Orchid Dental Care at 320 Los Gatos—Saratoga Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030, or call (408) 395-8888 to explore your options and take the first step towards a more secure and comfortable smile. Say goodbye to slipping dentures and hello to enhanced stability and function with implant-retained dentures.

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