Secure Dentures with Implants by our San Francisco Dentist
For patients who need the full arch coverage of a denture but prefer the stability of a dental implant, implant supported dentures are available at the San Francisco Dental Office
of Dr. Danielle Marquis. Combining the affordability and convenience of dentures with the stability and longevity of dental implants
, these implant-supported treatments are a great solution for patients who are living with missing teeth, but don’t want to deal with traditional dentures.
A Great Alternative to Dentures
Dentures have been an affordable, effective solution to missing teeth for many years, but there’s no doubt that they are sometimes uncomfortable and inconvenient. Dentures affect your ability to eat and taste certain foods and they have a tendency to slip around inside your mouth.
Implant supported dentures share the best characteristics of traditional dentures and dental implants. Like conventional dentures, implant supported dentures are removable for easy cleaning and repair. The major difference is that they are secured in place to titanium implants that fuse with your underlying jawbone. They are a great solution for patients who need all or most of their teeth replaced.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures over Traditional Dentures
Unlike traditional dentures, implant supported dentures are stabilized in a way that has provides patients with a number of dental advantages. For starters, implant supported dentures always stay firmly in place. With this treatment, patients no longer need to worry about their restoration moving or slipping at inopportune times, and are able to enjoy confident speech.
This treatment also provides fewer dietary restrictions than their traditional counterpart. Because implant supported dentures won’t slip, you have increased chewing power and can eat foods like corn-on-the-cob, steak, and apples. Additionally, the prosthetic portion is designed to keep the palate clear, allowing patients to once again enjoy the full flavor of their meals.
As implant-supported dentures rely on the same titanium posts as traditional dental implants, the full mouth restoration option fully engages the jaw bone. Ultimately, this allows patients to avoid the facial sagging and bone deterioration that can result from prolonged denture use.
Implant Supported Dentures in San Francisco
Implant supported dentures are placed in two steps. First, your implants must be surgically placed. The implant surgery is less invasive and more affordable than a full arch of dental implants - rather than placing an implant for every tooth being replaced, implant-supported dentures only require 4-6 implants per arch.
After the implants are placed, your mouth will need a few weeks to fully heal, and then the dentures can be placed in our San Francisco dental office. The dentures are designed as a single unit that snaps in place on top of the implants. Dentures can be easily removed for cleaning, and with proper care will last many years.