What are the different types of dentures available in San Carlos, and how do you choose the one right for you?
Patients faced with tooth loss in the San Carlos, CA area and who are interested in learning about the different types of dentures are welcome to speak to Dr. Shivani Gupta of Peninsula Dental Implant Center. At her practice, patients can discuss their needs with a professional who can help choose the right one. There are benefits to each type of denture, but it is essential that patients choose a solution that meets their needs, fits their lifestyle, and is within their ideal budget. Below are the various options available at the Peninsula Dental Implant Center for patients to consider:
- Dentures – Traditional dentures are acrylic false teeth that include artificial gums. They are held in place with denture adhesive or natural suction. However, many patients will find that there are more cons than pros when deciding for or against a traditional denture. A conventional denture blocks the roof of the mouth, which significantly impacts the taste of food. This restoration is bulky and must fit in all corners of the mouth, which can make them uncomfortable. In addition to being difficult to wear, they can also be costly and time-consuming to maintain. Dentures require regular relines to ensure they fit correctly as natural bone resorption occurs. Some patients are better suited for traditional dentures. These are patients who have lost all their teeth or do not have the finances for more comfortable or stronger alternatives.
- Over-Dentures (or “Snap in dentures”) – The next type of denture available at Peninsula Dental Implant Center is the over-denture. An over-denture has anywhere from two to four dental implants placed to help the denture snap into place. This helps in keeping the denture in place when talking. However, some patients with over-dentures experience problems when it comes to chewing their food. These issues occur because the snaps that connect to the implants can wear over time, resulting in the denture dislodging when eating. These types of dentures require many relines that can make maintenance expensive, but it is still a better option for most than traditional dentures.
- All-on-4 Dental Implants – The gold standard in tooth replacement is the all-on-4 dental implant option. Dental implants are used along the dental arch to hold the denture in place. The denture made for this method is like a bridge. Materials such as titanium or zirconia may be used in this situation. The denture is one piece, ensuring durability and strength. One true benefit of the all-on-4 dental implant denture is the ability to maintain natural bone, eliminating bone resorption that can occur with traditional dentures. Our team works with patients to provide them with natural-looking teeth for their restoration and can help patients determine if they are a proper candidate for all-on-4 dentures.
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Shivani Gupta today!
Patients in and around the San Carlos, CA area who are interested in learning more about the types of dentures available are invited to contact the Peninsula Dental Implant Center for a consultation visit. Our practice is located at 1201 St. Francis Way and can be reached to request an appointment at (650) 232-7650.
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