Are you looking for Implant Supported Dentures in San Jose, CA? Dr Rana Baroudi provides high quality dental care for her patients in San Jose, CA
Having missing teeth can be extremely frustrating. This is especially so when multiple teeth or even a full row of teeth are missing. If you have a row of teeth missing already or you are about to undergo an extraction, you’ll want to consider the best replacement options available to you. One option that many patients prefer is implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures (also referred to as “snap-in” dentures) are a tooth replacement option that serves as a hybrid between dental implants and dentures. Like other implant options, implant-supported dentures involve the placement of metal rods to hold the prosthetic in place. Unlike other implant options, implant-supported dentures can be (and are meant to be) removed without the help of a dentist.
There are some major advantages to implant-supported dentures. These include:
For more information about the advantages of implant-supported dentures, reach out today. We’d be happy to discuss the benefits of snap-in dentures and get you booked for an initial appointment.
There are a few factors that will determine if implant-supported dentures are right for you.
One factor will be cost and insurance coverage. If you have insurance, they may cover a portion. You may be responsible for a co-pay, though. If you don’t have insurance and you have to pay out of pocket, you may need to save up or apply for a loan.
Another major factor is the condition of your jawbone. If your jawbone is in good shape, you should be a candidate for an implant procedure. If your jawbone has deteriorated or is otherwise damaged, implants may not be an option for you. A sinus lift or bone grafting procedure may be available to repair your jawbone. These procedures are an additional cost and take some extra time. With that said, they allow you to have implants placed and enjoy all of the benefits of dental implants.
The process of implant-supported dentures placement begins with a trip to see Dr. Rana Baroudi so she can determine whether you are a good candidate for snap-in dentures or not. She will perform a visual exam and take x-rays. If she determines your jawbone integrity isn’t strong enough for the procedure, she may recommend a jawbone restoration procedure before the implant procedure. If your jawbone is strong enough, you can move on to the next step—booking an appointment for the implant procedure.
The implant placement procedure is surgical, and you will be provided with an anesthetic to eliminate the pain of the procedure. The implants will then need a few months to fuse to the jawbone. Dr. Rana will have a custom set of dentures created for you that will be placed as soon as you are ready.
Before you know it, you’ll have amazing new dentures that are strongly rooted in place.
Just like with traditional dentures, maintenance is very important. While the prosthetics themselves aren’t organic, you still have natural gums that sit below them. You need to take care of your prosthetics and gums to ensure your overall oral health.
You’ll need to brush your snap-in dentures to get all of the bacteria and food particles off of them. Overnight, you’ll want to let them rest in water. You’ll also want to take care of your gums and remaining teeth each night.
Your dentures aren’t invincible. Be careful with them, just like you would with your natural teeth. This will ensure their longevity.
Besides implant-supported dentures, there are other teeth replacement options you may consider. These include traditional dentures and all-on-4.
Traditional dentures are what most people think of when dentures come to mind. They are made to fit the mouth of the patient and sit on the gums. They aren’t held in place by anything but the gums of the patient. Traditional dentures are a good option for patients on a budget and those that aren’t able to have implants placed.
All-on-4 implants are a form of dental implant that replaces an entire row of teeth—much like implant-supported dentures. Unlike implant-supported dentures, though, all-on-4 implants are not intended to be removed (except by your dentist). They are very sturdy, and the prosthetics are built to be semi-permanent. While after a very long time the prosthetic may need to be replaced, like with implant-supported dentures, the implants are intended to last a lifetime.
Which option is right for you is a decision you’ll want to make with Dr. Baroudi. She’ll see if you are a candidate for implants, and from there you can determine which type of implant is right for you (if implants are the best option).
To learn more about teeth replacement options and schedule an appointment for an initial examination, reach out today. We’ll answer any questions we can and get you booked for an exam. From there, Dr. Baroudi can determine which options are available for you.