Missing all of your teeth can significantly impact your lifestyle. And while conventional dentures are a popular method of replacing missing teeth, they can be uncomfortable and slip when you eat or speak.
At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico, we can perform every stage of treatment to give you stable, secure implant-supported dentures.
What makes implant dentures a better choice than removable restorations?
Added Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Both traditional and implant-supported dentures can replace one or both dental arches. However, traditional dentures only replace the portion of the tooth above the gum line. In contrast, implant-supported dentures are secured by titanium implant posts which are surgically placed into the jawbone. As a result, implant-supported dentures replace both tooth and root.
Implant-supported dentures offer other distinct benefits, including:
- Once you have healed, your implant-supported dentures will be fully fused with your jawbone. Consequently, they can provide unparalleled stability and prevent your dentures from slipping out of place when eating or speaking.
- Oral Health
- Since the implant posts act as artificial tooth roots, they can stimulate the jawbone, preventing further recession. This is essential to preserve the health of the surrounding hard and soft tissues that support your teeth and maintain a full facial structure.
- Fewer Adjustments
- Because they rest on top of the gums, dentures can eventually wear down the underlying tissue. Patients with traditional dentures typically need to have their dentures refitted periodically. Implant-supported dentures, however, are held in place and consequently require fewer adjustments—a benefit that can save you time and money in the long run.
- Wires and plastic are not visible because the implant posts support the restoration and are discreetly placed in the jawbone. Consequently, while our removable dentures are made with high-quality materials, they do not provide the same natural appearance that implant-supported dentures can.
Our Los Algodones office takes extra measures to ensure that your restoration looks and feels natural. Every restoration is completely customized to your smile in order to maximize comfort and durability.
While traditional dentures are a common, affordable solution for patients who have suffered substantial tooth loss in one or both dental arches, Dr. Jose Valenzuela typically recommends implant-supported dentures when possible. This is because restorations supported by dental implants offer greater stability and protect against jawbone atrophy.
At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center, you can rest assured that you will receive high-quality dental care that is tailored to your needs. Dr. Valenzuela can evaluate your smile and provide all aspects of your treatment at our office in Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico.
Is an Implant-Supported Denture Right for You?
While Dr. Valenzuela highly recommends implant-supported dentures because of the many benefits they provide, they are not appropriate for every patient. You must have sufficient jawbone tissue in order to support dental implants. Unfortunately, jawbone atrophy is very common in the wake of missing teeth. Consequently, many patients lack the bone tissue needed to support dental implants.
However, our team can perform a bone grafting or sinus lift to supplement recessed tissue and improve your candidacy for dental implants. During your consultation, Dr. Valenzuela will evaluate your oral health to determine the best solution for you and establish your customized treatment plan.
Financing Your Treatment
Traditional dentures may be a more cost-effective treatment up front. However, receiving dental implants can significantly reduce the need for future dental treatments. The cost of your implant-supported denture can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors.
To help cover your out-of-pocket expenses, we accept third-party financing through several lenders. One of our team members can educate you about your options to help you overcome budgetary restrictions.