What are some alternatives for dental implants for replacing missing teeth?

Alternatives for Dental Implants in San Carlos CA area

Dental implants are an excellent way for most of our patients here at Peninsula Dental Implant Center to replace missing teeth. However, not everyone is a good candidate or can afford this treatment in their time of needDr. Shivani Gupta understands that some patients seek alternatives for dental implants, such as dentures in Redwood City, Los Altos, Oakland, Hayward, and Newark, California.

How are dentures different from dental implant restorations?

Our dentist uses dental implants to replace single teeth, while a denture may be utilized for one, several, or all teeth in the dental arch. Full dentures are used to replace all of the natural teeth, while partial dentures replace one or more, using an acrylic framework, which then snaps into place with the existing teeth for support. Both partial dentures and complete dentures can be removable and do not require as much bone to place as dental implants do. This can eliminate the need for additional procedures, such as bone grafting, to prepare the smile for implants in the future.

Alternatively, patients can also combine both dental implants and dentures with implant-retained dentures. Implant-retained dentures use four to six implants along the arch to stabilize a more conservative full denture. This is a great way to stabilize full dentures to ensure you can enjoy all your favorite foods even after significant tooth loss.

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Who is a good candidate for dentures?

Most patients are a good fit for dentures, even though they require time to adjust to wearing them. Dr. Shivani Gupta can also provide adjustments and repairs as needed to ensure they function at their best and fit correctly.

Looking for the best dentist “near me” for dentures?

Whether you are considering dentures to replace teeth in your smile or dental implants, we have your back! Our team at 3045 Middlefield Rd of Redwood City, California, can assist with a wide selection of tooth replacement options. 

If you are seeking an alternative to dental implants or feel dentures better fit your needs, we invite you to call us to request a consultation to discuss your choices.

Our friendly front office team can be reached by dialing (650) 232-7650 to schedule an appointment!

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