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Implant supported bridges


Illustration of implant-supported crowns at Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, Los Altos, CAIf you are currently wearing a partial or full bridge, you might be getting tired of it. Perhaps you thought it was your only option at the time. Maybe you were considering dental implants before, but you weren’t sure about them, so you opted for dentures because you were more familiar with them. No matter what the reason for getting dentures initially, you may not be finding yourself wishing for dental implants. At Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, we can help to make this switch possible.

Are You Tired of the Limitations of Your Dentures?


Dentures may have been the go-to solution for many years, but that is because they were the only solution for the longest time. Even with numerous advances in dental technology and dentures themselves, they are still not the ideal solution for many patients. Dentures can be uncomfortable, no matter how well they are made and how many adjustments are made. You may end up with painful sores, even though they fit perfectly. Dentures require a significant amount of maintenance, which can be tedious. They can come loose when you talk or eat, and many find it difficult to eat certain types of foods. 


Is it Possible to Go from Dentures to an Implant Bridge?


It is possible to go from traditional dentures to an implant bridge. Before you can make the switch, though, we first need to perform a thorough oral exam and take scans. In addition to assessing your oral health, we will also need to discuss your general health, including any chronic health conditions you have, what medications you are taking, and if you smoke or drink. Many patients who have lost teeth are good candidates for dental implants, including those who have previously worn dentures. Your exam will allow us to make sure implants are a good solution for you. It will also enable us to determine if there are any factors that can impact your healing and what can be done to increase the success of implant treatment.

What are the Benefits of Switching to an Implant Bridge?


Going from a denture to an implant bridge can greatly improve your life. Dental implants look, feel, and act just like your real teeth. Your teeth will not come loose or fall out. This can significantly increase your confidence. There is no more worrying about your teeth falling out at the most inconvenient moments. Dental implants will not cause sores on your gums. Moreover, care for your dental implants is just like caring for your real teeth. No more removing your teeth to clean them and soak them. They do not come out of your mouth at all. 


Will I Need a Bone Graft?


If you have not been wearing your dentures for very long, it may be possible to make the switch to dental implants right away. However, if you have been wearing your dentures for a while, you may need to have a bone graft first. With a bone graft, we can increase the strength of your jawbone, thereby increasing the success of your dental implant treatment.

If you are tired of your traditional dentures, it might be time to consider switching to an implant bridge. For more information, call Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry at (650) 949-3376 today.

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