Anchoring Full or Partial Dentures
In addition to the use of dental implants
for replacing single or multiple missing or damaged teeth, dental implants can also be used to anchor full or partial
removable dentures. This provides much greater retention
and security than traditional techniques.
Removable partial dentures are usually retained by
the use of clasps and rests on teeth adjacent to the
missing teeth. These unsightly attachments often place
enormous stress on teeth involved and may lead to problems
in later years such as decay, periodontal disease, or
additional tooth loss. Dr. D'Angelo carefully selects
ideal sites for dental implants
to act as anchors and subsequently
places attachments inside the denture where they can't
Dr. D'Angelo can also eliminate the need for the
removable appliance by replacing most or all of the
missing teeth with crowns supported by dental implants.
Full dentures depend on the shape of the residual bone,
the quantity and quality of the saliva and suction for
retention. The longer dentures are worn the more bone
To make matters worse, as we age there
is a tendency for a decrease in salivary flow. The solution
to this problem could be the placement of dental implants to
provide retention and support or replace the denture
with a fixed bridge entirely supported by dental implants.
See photos and case descriptions of implants used to secure dentures
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS & DENTURE RETENTION?
After a thorough examination with appropriate x-rays and study models, Dr. D'Angelo can help you determine if you are
a candidate for dental implants
Call us at (858)459-6224