Implant Supported Dentures
Walnut Creek Implant Supported Dentures - Fixed Non-Slip Restorations
If you have missing teeth, you are likely familiar with dentures and how they can often be uncomfortable and inconvenient and need to be replaced every couple years. Thanks to new advancements in restorative dentistry, there’s a better way! Implant supported dentures make use of dental implants to help our Walnut Creek patients maintain their oral health, look younger, and smile confidently even without any natural teeth!
A Great Alternative to Traditional Dentures
Walnut Creek Implant Dentist, Dr. Ricky Singh and our Shadelands Dental team have been treating patients in the area for many years. Dr. Singh uses the latest technology to achieve over - denture results that are as stable and comfortable as they are beautiful.
While implant supported dentures share some of the characteristics of both conventional dentures and dental implants, the key difference is that implant supported dentures are a single removable unit that is securely fixed to strong titanium implants that are integrated into the jawbone.
Implant Supported Dentures Can Change Your Life
Implant supported dentures may bear a strong resemblance to removable dentures, but they’re stabilized in a way that gives them several noteworthy advantages.
● They won’t slip the way traditional dentures often do. This means that they are less likely to interfere with speaking, chewing, or other activities, and they typically feel like natural teeth.
● With implant supported dentures there are fewer dietary restrictions. You can eat your favorite foods, including corn-on-the-cob, apples, and steak. Because patients have full bite capacity, they are able to digest food easier. This gives all patients, but especially the elderly, a better chance for improved overall health.
● Implant supported dentures don’t have to cover the full palate. With just four implants on the top arch, the dentures can be constructed and fitted in a way that won’t cover your palate, making it easier to taste and enjoy food again.
● Because fewer implants are required per arch, the surgery is much less invasive and more affordable than getting a full mouth of straight dental implants.
The Process of Getting Implant Supported Dentures in Walnut Creek
Getting started with your new implant supported dentures is a two-step process. First you’ll visit our Walnut Creek office, where Dr. Singh will surgically place the implants. The surgical procedure is tailored to each individual’s mouth and needs but patients typically need four to six implants to replace a full arch of missing teeth. Once the implants have been placed, the mouth needs time to heal. Your jaw bone will begin to fuse with the titanium supports, providing a secure post to attach the dentures.
During your second visit, the dentures themselves will be placed as a single unit that connects securely to the implants. They can be removed for cleaning and maintenance, and with proper care they will last for many years.
Will Your Insurance Pay for Implant Supported Dentures?
Many insurance companies will now cover a portion of the procedure. MetLife, Delta, and Signa typically pay around 30-40%. We also offer CareCredit and Lending Club to help finance your implant supported dentures.
If you currently wearing dentures, have missing teeth, or need multiple teeth extracted, implant supported dentures may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Dr. Singh serves Walnut Creek and the surrounding areas, and he and his staff would be happy to meet with you for a free implant dentistry consultation. Give us a call today to set up an appointment.