A dentist offers implants for replacing all the teeth in the smile
Are you deciding between traditional dentures and implant-retained dentures to replace one or both arches of teeth? Are you having trouble deciding which treatment is most appropriate for your budget and lifestyle? Dr. Brianne Luu and her team at Gentle Care Dentistry in Azusa, California, are here to assist patients in making an educated decision regarding the treatment most appropriate for their needs. What works for one patient might not be the best solution for another, so personalized and customized treatments are very important to her. Patients might find that they can replace all their teeth with the use of dental implants along with a special denture bridge to restore the smile.
What are implant-retained dentures?
Conventional full dentures are acrylic restorations made to sit on the ridge of the gums and provide a replacement for all the teeth in the dental arch. While dentures may be a great solution for some patients, others find themselves frustrated with keeping their dentures firmly in place and may be dissatisfied with their abilities to eat their favorite foods. Instead, Dr. Brianne Luu may recommend using several dental implants along the dental arch to offer support for a more conservative bridge-like denture. This ensures that the false teeth will stay in place and not impact one’s oral functionality.
To obtain implant-retained dentures, patients need to undergo a thorough evaluation to determine if they are good candidates. The best candidate for the implant-retained denture is a patient with sufficient bone available for the successful placement of the implants. Implants solidify with the bone during a process known as osseointegration, allowing them to become a strong and durable foundation for dental restorations. Many patients love the function of the implant-retained denture and find themselves satisfied with their tooth replacement choice.
Schedule a visit with Dr. Brianne Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry today to learn more
Azusa, CA patients ready to enhance their smile will want to book an appointment with our dentist to determine if they are a viable candidate for implant-retained dentures. The office is located at 232 N. Azusa Avenue and can be reached to request a visit at +1 626-466-9596.Back to Dental Implants Page