Implants and Implant-Retained Dentures
Losing a tooth or multiple teeth is stressful. Not only does your smile suffer, but it can also be hard to consume certain types of food. The good news is that implants and dentures can help you regain confidence and get that dazzling smile back.
At Homecare Dentists, we offer compassionate and professional care to our patients in Southern California. If you are in need of an artificial tooth replacement, call us at (800) 382-3938 to schedule an appointment.
Dental implants are an ideal solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace either a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Unlike dentures or bridges, implants replace the missing tooth’s root in addition to the prosthetic tooth attached to the implant.
Dental implants are composed of a metal (usually titanium) post that is surgically placed directly into the jawbone where the natural tooth roots would be. After placement, new bone tissue will be generated that bonds with the post and secures it in place.
Once the implant is stable in the jaw, the next step is creating a permanent prosthetic tooth that will be attached to the implant. This is the visible part of the implant, and it looks just like a natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed to help retain a full or partial denture, providing much better retention and stability.
Implant-retained dentures are a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth. Patients often prefer implant-retained dentures over traditional dentures because they provide them with a better quality of life and overall dental health.
With this method, eating can be more comfortable since the gums absorb most of the force of the bite. Not as many dental implants are required, which is what makes the treatment more cost-effective in the end.
While these dentures are used to help restore the patient’s ability to eat comfortably and regain confidence in their smile, this option does not fully replace a person’s natural bite. Implant-Retained dentures must be removed at night for proper cleaning to maintain good oral hygiene.
The cost of dentures varies based on your needs and medical coverage. For example, full dentures will cost more than partial dentures because they require more work and provide more coverage for the patient. Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Caputo, and our staff will work with you on a treatment plan that fits your needs and finances.
The difference between partial dentures and full dentures is simple. Partial dentures are used for people who are only missing one or a few teeth whereas full dentures can help replace a jaw line’s worth of teeth or the entire mouth.
If you wear dentures, you might notice some changes in the way they fit over time. Over the years, dentures may need to be either replaced or even simply repaired. Regular dental visits can help us catch any problems early and get you the care you need. Schedule a consultation with our compassionate staff to get the comprehensive care you deserve.