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Dental Implant Retained Dentures & Bridges

Do You Have Dentures That Slip and Move While You Talk, Chew and Smile?

San Jose Dental Implant Dentist Grant F Shimizu, DDS Can Help!

The Benefits of Dental Implant Retained Dentures!

More Natural Looking – Dentures that are placed over dental implants look, feel, and function more like your natural teeth. The denture is securely anchored to the implant which allows you to smile and chew just as you would with your natural teeth. No Movement – When dentures are anchored to dental implants, they will not move, which is not the case with removable dentures. Removable dentures are fixed to the gums with adhesives that are not effective and will allow the dentures to slip which will affect your smile and ability to chew. Improved Chewing Ability – With dental implant retained dentures, you’ll chew just like you would with natural teeth

Snap-On Lower Denture


Snap On Dentures San JoseSnap-On Dentures are not only stronger than traditional dentures but are far more comfortable. Unlike traditional removable dentures that sit on top of the gums and can move around while talking and eating, Snap-On dentures are overdentures which are securely attached to dental implants. Two or more implants will be required for a Snap-On denture and the exact number will be determined and discussed with you once you’ve had a consultation and exam with Dr. Shimizu.

Screw-Retained Lower Denture


Screw Retained Lower Denture San JoseThis more permanent tooth replacement option involves placing four or more implants into your jaw and attaching the denture to them with screws.  With this method, the denture doesn’t touch the gum tissue, which will allow you to clean under it without having to remove it. This type of denture will replace all of your missing lower teeth and will not have to be removed except when you visit Dr. Shimizu for your checkup and maintenance.    

Screw-Retained Upper Denture


Screw Retained Upper Denture San JoseBecause the bone is not as hard as that in the lower jaw, you’ll often need more implants to support the upper denture. Depending upon the number of implants to be placed, it may be possible to eliminate the need for covering the roof of your mouth with a complete denture. This option allows you to fully taste your food and gives you a better sense of its temperature.    

Bar-Retained Denture


Bar Retained Denture San JoseBar-retained removable implant-supported overdenture require that Dr. Shimizu place three or more dental implants into the jaw bone. A set of metal bars run along the gum line between these implants and the dentures sit on the bars, attached by metal clips. This creates a secure fit and eliminates complications such as loosening of the dentures, discomfort, and rubbing associated with traditional removable dentures.    

Implant-Retained Bridges

  Dental Implant Retained Bridge San JoseA traditional dental bridge is a tooth restoration procedure that uses the teeth on both sides of the missing teeth as abutments and are generally used for the replacement of some, but not all of your teeth.  This type of bridge can fail if there is decay, leakage, or fracture of one or more of the adjacent teeth. An implant-retained bridge is much like a traditional dental bridge, but is supported by dental implants which makes them a superior solution for your overall oral health.  The implants will not decay, leak, or fracture and they will help to preserve the structure of your jaw.  

If you are missing just one or all of your teeth, San Jose Dentist Dr. Grant F Shimizu, DDS will get you smiling and chewing again.  Call Today!

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