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Dental implant dentist in the Pleasanton community offers fixed upper and lower teeth

Pleasanton area patients who want to visit a dentist to learn about dental implants are encouraged to learn about other restorative methods for replacing teeth. Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta of the Center for Implant Dentistry assist patients in learning about the options available to them when it comes to addressing missing or extracted teeth. While many patients love the idea of dental implants, they may be appropriate candidates for other restorations such as bridges and dentures.

Bridges are porcelain restorations that are made using false teeth fused to dental crowns. They are a wonderful option for one or more teeth in a row as they use the adjacent teeth for support. They are bonded in place to restore function and aesthetics to smiles in an affordable manner.

Dentures, on the other hand, come in a variety of types, including full and partial. Partial dentures replace one or more teeth using a metal framework and porcelain tooth replacements. Full dentures are made of acrylic and can replace an entire arch of teeth. This is much more affordable and attainable than using dental implants for the entire smile.

However, there is a way to utilize dental implants in conjunction with full dentures. Many patients call these “fixed” dentures or even “implant-supported” dentures. Either way, these restorations are made to hold the dentures in place and provide stability that may not be obtained otherwise by dental adhesives or natural suction.

Fixed full dentures must be appropriate for the candidate. This means that patients must have sufficient bone structure and a healthy smile to ensure that the dental implant procedure is successful. If patients have a bone defect or problems with the placement of their sinus, we also provide grafting and sinus lifts. Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta of the Center for Implant Dentistry provide consultation appointments and examinations to help patients decide if they are right for treatment and if any of these services will be of assistance.

If you want to discuss with our team the possibility of having full fixed dentures put in place with implants, contact the Center for Implant Dentistry today. We welcome patients to our state-of-the-art, friendly practice for comprehensive quality care.

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