Implant-Supported Dentures

Do you miss biting into an ear of buttery corn on a cob with old friends? Or maybe you don’t socialize anymore due to fear that your dentures will fall out while eating or speaking. Dentures offer the most affordable way to get a full set of teeth but they can degrade your quality of life. Poor-fitting dentures can cause low-esteem, social isolation, and depression.

You shouldn’t live life avoiding your favorite foods and friends because of an inability to afford a full mouth of implants. Fortunately, there’s a way to get more stable replacement teeth without the steep cost. With implant-supported dentures, Taly’s San Diego denture and implant specialists can offer patients the best of both worlds to help them live a more fulfilling life in their golden years.

What are implant-supported dentures?

Conventional dentures rest on top of your gums and rely on natural suction to stay in place. As they are not attached to your gums, traditional dentures don’t offer enough stability to eat tough or sticky foods like nuts, apples, and candy. Further, a dry mouth and receding gums can decrease the suction power that holds dentures in place. With reduced suction, dentures become loose and can move around your mouth when you talk.

Combining the stability of dental implants with the affordability of dentures, San Diego denture and implant specialists at Taly Dental give patients an accessible solution for obtaining replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures are fixed into your jaw with the help of screw-like, titanium posts, giving your dentures greater retention and stability.

Types of Implant-Supported Dentures

Taly Dental Specialists offer two types of implant-supported dentures in San Diego, CA: bar-retained and ball-retained dentures. Both types of dentures are made with ceramic or porcelain teeth that are attached to a gum-colored acrylic base, creating natural-looking dentures that mimic your real teeth and gums.

Although bar- and ball-retained dentures look indistinguishable inside your mouth, they have different installation procedures:

Bar-Retained Dentures

To install bar-retained dentures, three or more dental implants will be inserted into your jawbone. Our San Diego denture and implant specialists then custom make a titanium bar based on the curvature of your jawbone and attach it onto the top of the implants. 

After installing clips on the bar, your dentures will be clipped onto this base to secure it firmly in position. The bar-retained design secures denture placement without the need for steel studs, which are used in ball-retained dentures.

Ball-Retained Dentures

Ball-retained dentures, on the other hand, are designed with a ball and socket mechanism. To install ball-retained dentures in San Diego, CA, four or more implants must be placed into your jawbone. After the titanium implants have fused with the jawbone, Taly’s San Diego denture and implant specialists place stud-like balls on the titanium posts. 

The balls on the titanium implants align with sockets on the base of the denture. The balls and sockets snap together to create a secure fit and also allow for an open palate denture. This type of denture attachment is less likely to slip or move, restoring your ability to eat diverse foods and speak with more confidence.

The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Many patients prefer implant-supported dentures because they eliminate the rubbing and discomfort associated with traditional dentures. Attaching conventional dentures to dental implants reduces device movement and the risk of slippage. The dental implants help stabilize the dentures, creating a tighter and more secure fit.

Implant-supported denture devices are designed in such a way that they can be removed for cleaning when needed. Our San Diego denture and implant specialists also offer non-removable devices if you desire the feel of permanent teeth. Fixed implant-supported dentures can offer better retention and a stronger bite force, functioning just like your natural teeth.

Implant-retained dentures provide many advantages over their conventional counterparts. The benefits of getting implant-supported dentures in our San Diego, CA, clinic include:

  • More stability
  • Secure fit and hold
  • Eliminates mouth sores
  • Ability to speak and eat with confidence
  • No embarrassing noises or clicking sounds
  • No more discomfort associated with dentures

Schedule an Appointment With Taly’s Dental Specialists

Are you seeking a more comfortable and stable alternative to your current dentures? Let Taly’s San Diego denture and implant specialists help. With advanced dental technology, expert staff, and an exceptional reputation for patient care, we offer the best implant-supported denture services in San Diego, CA. Contact us now to schedule a consultation with Taly’s dental specialists to learn if you’re a candidate for implant-retained dentures.

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