Being completely edentulous (without any teeth) is quite common. In fact, nearly 40 million Americans have lost all of their teeth. Many people feel devastated by their situation, especially at first, and dentures are a welcome solution that allows them to eat, speak, and smile comfortably. But dentures aren't without drawbacks. Over time, they often become loose and ill-fitting, which can really impact your everyday activities like socializing or enjoying a meal. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Piccione offers implant-retained dentures in Sunnyvale to dramatically improve the fit and function of your denture and help it feel more like your own teeth. If you'd like to know how implants can improve your dentures, contact us anytime to schedule a consultation!
Implant-retained dentures are very similar to traditional dentures but are securely held in place with dental implants rather than suction and adhesive. In most cases, just 2-8 implants are needed to support an entire upper or lower denture. In addition to keeping your denture firmly in place, implants mimic the function of natural tooth roots and preserve your jawbone density over time.
The first step to getting an implant denture is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Piccione who will closely evaluate your needs before making a recommendation. Here are some of the factors he'll be looking at:
Getting an implant-retained denture is done in phases spread out over several months. Here's what you can expect:
By combining dental implants in Sunnyvale with dentures, you'll get the best of both worlds. Here are just some of the benefits you can expect: