Many people use dental implants to replace one or two missing teeth. If you are in a situation in which an entire row of teeth or dental arch needs to be replaced, Dr. Homa H. Zadeh and associates may suggest using implant-supported dentures in Ventura, California, as an alternative to implants and dentures.
Dentures can be uncomfortable to wear and lack the stability of natural teeth. Dentures can make it difficult to speak and eat and may keep your from enjoying your favorite meals. While implants are a great option, they can be expensive and you may not be interested in the surgery needed to replace a row of teeth with implants.
With implant-supported dentures, the dentures sit on fewer implants, usually four or six. Your denture will clip securely to your implants, restoring your smile your dental functions. In many cases a temporary denture can be placed on the implants which you can wear until your permanent denture is ready. Because fewer implants are needed and are placed at an angle, implant-supported dentures cost less than a full set of implants and can reduce your need for a bone graft.