For anyone who has lost all of their teeth, implant-supported dentures from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA may sound like a dream come true: dentures that are attached to the jaw, and surpass traditional dentures in appearance and functionality.
You know what they say: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But set aside any skepticism. Implant-supported dentures are already worn successfully by hundreds of thousands of people.
As you may know, a dental implant is a titanium post that is placed in the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. A single post can support a single artificial tooth. Multiple posts, strategically placed, can support a set of dentures.
Implant-supported dentures have a number of advantages over traditional dentures:
- Increased Stability: Because they are attached to titanium posts that have fused with the jaw, people have much greater biting and chewing power.
- Natural Appearance: They look more like natural teeth, and are easier to care for.
- Reliability and Durability: Because they are physically attached to the jaw, implants are long-lasting. Even better, they don’t slip off with pressure, require no adhesives, and are always reliable.
- A Lack Of Bone Recession: With traditional dentures, the bone around missing tooth roots begin to deteriorate. The titanium posts replace some of the tooth roots, so the bone is preserved.
Implant-supported dentures can transform your life, and they are among the procedures available at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA. We have placed them in patients from Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Bankers Hill who also come to us for other restorative dentistry options. Contact us today!