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By San Diego Dental Implant Center
October 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures   Missing Teeth  

Couple with DenturesThe choice is between the categories of conventional and implant dentures. At San Diego Dental Implant Center, board-certified periodontists, Dr. Joseph Yang, makes the decision easy. At a complimentary, no-obligation consultation, these implant experts can show you the many benefits of today's most technologically advanced and patient-friendly prosthetics.

What happens after tooth loss

Obviously, patients who lose some or all of their teeth experience a serious blow to their self-image. Smile gaps are embarrassing, and who can eat or speak properly without the full complement of healthy teeth we were created to have?

In addition, many people do not realize that tooth loss impacts the size and density of gum tissue and supporting jaw bone. The alveolar ridge (part of the jaw bone) deteriorates quickly after tooth extraction (by as much as 50 percent after a year, says the American Academy of Periodontology), compromising both bite height and facial contours. This results in premature aging and compromised oral function.

What you can do

One option is traditional dentures—either partial (held in place by clasps), crown-supported bridgework, or full conventional dentures secured by the natural suction of the mouth. Unfortunately, these choices do nothing to stop bone loss, they wear down the enamel on supporting teeth, and in the case of full dentures, biting, chewing and speech can be noticeably compromised.

At San Diego Dental Implant Center, Dr. Yang offers a patented process called Rapidontics. Using sophisticated diagnostic, imaging, and fabrication techniques, this talented team creates full implant-supported dentures in just one day.

Called All-on-4, these lifelike prosthetics are secured by titanium implants inserted right into the jaw bone. Implant dentures from San Diego Dental Implant Center boast a nearly 100 percent success rate as patients enjoy the facial aesthetics and oral function they want and deserve.

How All-on-4 works

Dr. Yang first performs a complete oral examination. This includes X-rays and a special three-dimensional scan which pictures bone structure and any remaining teeth. Oral impressions tell the dentist precisely how to craft your prosthetic teeth.

Implant placement happens right in the office. As needed, you'll receive four titanium implants in the top jaw and four on the bottom. Over the subsequent months, your implants will meld with your jaw bone through what the experts call osseointegration. As you heal, you'll wear temporary dentures for a complete and functional smile.

When the dentist feels that you are ready to receive your permanent implant dentures, you'll return to the San Diego Implant Center for placement. Patients are delighted at how natural their implant dentures look and feel. Plus, the dentures are easily cared for at home and at your six-month check-ups with Dr. Yang. You can enjoy all your favorite foods and have the stability and clear speech of perfectly fitted and securely retained dentures.

Find out more

Your implant denture consultation at San Diego Dental Implant Center will be friendly and informative. Why not arrange yours today? Call us at (858) 578-2205.

By San Diego Dental Implant Center
April 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Traditional dentures can reform your smile, giving you the feel good about the way you look and eat the foods you love. However, dentures, dental implantstraditional dentures require removal and extra daily care. Fortunately, you can replace your missing teeth with the ease and natural look traditional dentures give you but also have the durability and permanence of dental implants with implant-supported dentures. Find out more about implant-supported dentures with the San Diego Dental Implant Center in San Diego, CA.

What are dental implants?
When you lose a tooth, a series of effects begin to take place. The bone in which the missing tooth once sat begins to degrade, losing its volume in a process known as bone atrophy. This causes the facial skin to begin to cave in and sag. The teeth surrounding the missing tooth begin to shift to compensate for the new, extra room around them. Dentists use dental implants to replace a missing tooth and its root, helping avoid the effects of a missing tooth and giving you a full smile. The implant lies within the bone under your missing tooth, making it a permanent, non-removable addition to your smile.

How do implant-supported dentures work? 
Implant-supported dentures use four or more implants spaced throughout an arch in the mouth to hold a denture in place. Depending on the system you and your periodontist choose, your implant-supported denture may be removable or remain permanently in place. The denture snaps or secures into place on top of the implants, securely replacing your missing teeth and allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with the peace of mind that your dentures will remain in your mouth, where they belong.

Implant-Supported Dentures in San Diego, CA
If you think you can benefit from implant-supported dentures, consulting with your periodontist will allow you to address any questions or concerns you may have and determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. Though most people who have missing teeth can benefit from dental implants, not everyone is a good candidate, making it important to discuss this with your dentist.

For more information on implant-supported dentures, please contact the San Diego Dental Implant Center in San Diego, CA. Call 858-578-2205 to schedule your appointment for a consultation with your periodontist today!