Implant-supported Dentures in Encinitas, CA
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If you are missing an entire arch of your teeth, implant-supported dentures may be the solution for you. These dentures are a permanent, durable solution to missing teeth. They’re an alternative to traditional dentures, which can slip and slide while you talk. Dr. McElroy may recommend these to patients wanting the durability and benefits of dental implants but are missing too many teeth for singular implants to be a feasible option.
Our Encinitas office provides patients in the Solana Beach, Del Mar, and Carlsbad areas with top-quality dental care. Our goal at McElroy Smiles by Design is to give you security in knowing you can depend on your teeth and your dentist.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a type of overdenture that replaces multiple teeth at once. Our denture sets are personally designed to look like natural teeth and are securely placed with four dental implants to provide a comfortable and stable fit. This permanent restoration allows patients to live their lives with fewer food restrictions than dentures and never worry about them slipping or sliding around the mouth.
Benefits of Implant Dentures
The team at McElroy Smiles by Design provides various dental implant services to cater to each individual’s needs and goals. Regardless of which implant style you choose, there are many benefits such as:
- Look and feel like natural teeth
- No more sliding or shifting from traditional dentures
- Enjoy all your favorite foods again
- Speak with confidence and ease
- Stimulates healthy bone growth
- Prevents bone loss
- Preserves facial structure
- Quick and easy procedure
- More customized, comfortable fit
The Implant-Supported Dentures Process
You’ll begin your journey to a complete smile with an initial consultation at McElroy Smiles by Design. One of our Encinitas dentists will examine your oral health and discuss your smile goals to ensure you get perfect treatment. Once it’s decided that implant-supported dentures are the best restoration, we’ll schedule your next appointment.
The next step is implant placement. We’ll administer a local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. We also offer sedation options if necessary. Your dentist will strategically place your dental implants into your jawbone. The healing process will take anywhere from three to six months, during which your implants will naturally fuse with your bone. This process is known as osseointegration and allows your implants to become a strong anchor for your dentures.
When your mouth has fully healed, you’ll return to our Encinitas office to have your restoration placed. Your dentures are customized for you, so your dentist can make any adjustments if needed before securing your restoration in place. Once your dentures are secure, you’ll leave our office with a stunning new healthy smile.
Transform You Smile in Encinitas, CA
Are you ready to give your smile new life? Contact our office at 760-230-6638 today to schedule your consultation or fill out our convenient online contact form. We gladly serve patients in Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and the surrounding areas with professional, up-to-date dental care.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I care for my implant dentures?
It’s essential to take great care of your implant dentures to maximize their longevity and maintain excellent oral health. If your dentures are fixed in place, only your dentist can remove them. Your at-home oral hygiene care should consist of:
- Brush your dentures twice a day
- Use a non-abrasive toothpaste
- Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash once or twice a day
- Brush and floss any natural teeth twice a day
- Visit our Encinitas dentist twice a year for regular dental cleanings and checkups
How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implant treatment costs vary from patient to patient based on the extent of the work done and the individual insurance plan. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. McElroy, he can assess your oral needs and give you a more accurate estimate of your out-of-pocket costs.
What are dental implants made of?
In the past, dental implants were made of many different materials, but today they are mostly made of porcelain. Porcelain is a sturdy material that can withstand day-to-day wear and tear.