Estero Bay Dental uses the highest quality materials and precision fitting techniques to provide comfortable, natural looking dentures. We also offer implant-supported dentures for patients who prefer a more stable replacement option than traditional dentures provide.
Estero Bay Dental offers both traditional and permanent dentures. Traditional, removable dentures remain one of the most common and affordable options for patients who have lost all their teeth. Implant-supported, or permanent, dentures are another option for replacing all teeth on the upper or lower arch. Check our special offers page to see the limited time deals we are offering on both types of dentures.
Dr. Arellano and her team stay current with the latest techniques and technology for providing the most comfortable, natural looking teeth replacements. Our dentures are carefully fitted to ensure your comfort. We use only the highest quality materials to ensure a natural looking, durable appliance. Dr. Arellano has decades of experience placing implants so you can rest assured you’re in good hands at Estero Bay Dental.
Implant supported dentures are are anchored in place by titanium rods (the implant) surgically embedded into the jaw bone. The denture is then attached to the implants. With implant-supported dentures, you can smile, eat, and speak with confidence. They look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth.
Implant supported dentures typically require 4 to 5 implants for the upper arch and 2 for the lower arch. If you are interested in learning more, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Arellano. She will be happy to answer all your questions and provide more detail about what to expect.
You may be a candidate for an implant supported denture if you are missing all of your upper or lower teeth and have enough jawbone to support artificial tooth roots. If you don’t have sufficient bone structure, your provider may recommend undergoing a grafting procedure to help build up the jaw in preparation for implants. You’ll need to consult with an implant specialist to ensure that an implant supported denture is right for you.
Getting implant supported dentures is a multi-step process that generally requires 2 in-office surgeries performed several months apart. During the first visit, implants will be secured within their designated locations inside the jaw. They will then be left to heal over a period of 6 to 9 months. You may be fitted for temporary dentures to wear during this time. At the conclusion of your waiting period, you’ll return to your provider’s office to have the implants re-exposed and either an abutment or bar secured to them. Lastly, you’ll be fitted for your final dentures, which will contain connective hardware for easy attachment.
Although implant-supported dentures are designed to remain in place without slipping, they must be removed each night for cleaning. You’ll also need to carefully brush around each attachment and soak them nightly.
Like a bridge, partial dentures rest on surrounding teeth to fill in the gaps where one or more teeth are missing. But unlike a bridge, partial dentures are fully removable by the wearer. Partials are affordable alternatives to other types of dental prosthetics and are custom-made to blend in with each patient’s natural teeth. It takes a little time to adapt to new partials, but many people find that they reclaim much of their original function and aesthetics with partial dentures in place.
Partial dentures require gentle care and frequent cleaning. Once you get your new partial dentures, you’ll need to:
You may be a candidate for partial dentures if you have one or more missing teeth, and the space they once filled is surrounded by other teeth or permanent restorations. To find out more about whether partial dentures are right for you, schedule a consultation with your dentist.
If you decide to get a partial denture, you’ll need to visit your dentist to have metal clasps attached to your surrounding teeth and an impression made of the area your partial will fill. The impression will be sent to a dental lab, where a technician will fabricate a custom denture that includes a gum-colored base that will fit securely over your gums. A metal framework will be used to attach your new partial to the clasps on your natural teeth to ensure a secure fit.
Yes. Good oral health is still important – even if you have a few missing teeth. In addition to caring for your new dental prosthetic, you’ll also need to brush your gums and tongue twice daily to stimulate circulation and remove bacteria that could cause gum disease. Continue seeing your dentist twice yearly for exams and cleanings, and be sure to bring your partial dentures along to each visit. After a few years, you may find that your partial needs to be rebased to better fit the changes to the bone structure in your mouth.