Traditional & Implant-Retained Dentures

If you have missing teeth or complete tooth loss, you may be considering tooth replacement, including dentures in El Dorado Hills, CA. Partial dentures stand in for partial tooth loss, and complete dentures work with full tooth loss.

In some cases, if you have remaining teeth that are not stable, your dentist may recommend full extractions and a complete denture instead of a partial denture that relies on healthy adjacent teeth for support. Dr. Mohamad Albik may also suggest implant-retained dentures.

If you’re considering tooth replacement, contact a member of our dental team today to schedule your initial consultation. Your dentist will discuss your options with you at this exam and help you make an informed choice for your smile.

We also invite you to read through the questions below to learn more about our implant-supported dentures, traditional dentures, and partials in El Dorado Hills, CA. Our goal is to provide information to help you make the best decisions for your smile and oral health.

Are dentures right for me?

couple smiling and huggingAt El Dorado Family Dental, we offer the latest tooth replacement options to restore your smile, and this includes dentures, partials, and implant-supported prosthetics.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Albik examines your teeth and gums, takes x-rays, and talks to you about your smile goals. This exam helps your EL Dorado Hills dentist determine whether dentures are right for you.

In some cases, your dentist will recommend pretreatments to make you a candidate for dentures. For example, if you have weak or broken teeth, your dentist will likely suggest extracting these teeth for a full denture or implant denture instead of a partial. A partial denture needs healthy teeth for support!

The extraction is not painful because Dr. Albik numbs the area before extraction. We also offer sedation dentistry—nitrous oxide, oral sedation, IV sedation, or a customized combination—to help those who feel anxious get the dentistry they need, including extractions.

If Dr. Albik finds that dentures are right for you, we take an impression of your smile and use this model to create your prosthetic. Your dentist makes final adjustments to ensure fit and function before you leave our dental office.

At El Dorado Family Dental, we want you to have a smile that fits, looks beautiful, and functions as it should.

How do dentures work?

Full dentures mean prosthetic teeth on an arch or plate that stand in for complete tooth loss. Dentures work with suction, gravity, and the natural contours of your jaw to stay in place.

Partial dentures are prosthetic teeth on an arch that stand in for partial tooth loss—meaning the prosthetic teeth only fill in the gaps. This appliance relies on clips and healthy teeth for support.

Implant-supported dentures are the most stable option because we secure the prosthetic with dental implants. This means no slipping or reline appointments. You can also ask Dr. Albik about an implant-supported bridge.

Your dentist will further explain your options during your consultation, and we will provide all care instructions to help you make the most of your new smile.

Will my dentures look natural?

graphic of implant supported denturesAt El Dorado Hills Family Dental, we rely on the latest techniques and materials to fashion modern prosthetics for our patients. This includes dentures that look natural and fit and function as they should.

We have all seen dentures from previous decades. They were bulky and did not look natural. With us, you do not have to worry about replacment teeth that look fake or awkward. We pay attention to the details and are not satisfied until your denture, partial, or implant denture is as beautiful as it can be!

How do implant dentures work?

Implant dentures in El Dorado Hills, CA are the gold standard in denture technology. This option gets rid of the maintenance that comes with traditional dentures and partials.

As with traditional dentures, the first step is an exam consultation and chat in our dental office. Your dentist will make sure your jawbone is in shape for implant-supported restorations, and he will check on the position of your sinus for upper implants.

In some cases, pretreatments may be recommended to make implant-supported dentures a reality and may include bone grafting or a sinus lift.

If your dentist feels that implant-supported dentures are a good option, we plan your treatment.

Implant day finds your dentist implanting four to six dental implants in your jaw. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made from sturdy titanium. This new root integrates with your bone and creates a solid base for your replacement tooth. From implant to denture placement, it typically takes several months. We want to be sure that your implant is fully healed and stable. You need to be able to chew with your denture without harming your implant.

With proper care, your implant-supported denture can last for years. And if you do need to replace the denture in the future, your implant posts should still be viable.  

What are the benefits of implant-retained dentures in El Dorado Hills, CA?

Implant-retained dentures reduce denture maintenance. For example, missing teeth cause jawbone deterioration. When this happens, your once snug-fitting denture requires adhesives to stay in place or periodic relines in our dental office. 

Additionally, non-supported dentures can slip and move around as your jawbone shrinks over time. Implant-supported dentures eliminate this risk.  man in dental chair

Implant-supported dentures in El Dorado Hills, CA rely on dental implant support to give you the most natural denture possible. With this option, you won’t have to worry about slippage or shrinkage. You’ll never have to visit the dental office for relines, and you’ll never have to apply adhesives. You can smile, laugh, and enjoy your meals without worry.

Is dental implant surgery painful?

At El Dorado Family Dental, we always utilize a gentle touch, and our patients are often surprised by the ease of procedures like root canals, extractions, and dental implant placement.

However, if you have a dental phobia or feel particularly anxious, Dr. Albik offers sedation dentistry in El Dorado Hills, CA.

Our options include:

  • Nitrous oxide—A safe gas that allows for relaxation during treatment. It wears off immediately.
  • Oral sedation—A pill is taken an hour or so before your treatment. You may not remember your procedure.
  • IV sedation—A medication delivered through an IV. You will sleep throughout your implant placement.

The latter two options mean you’ll need transportation to and from your implant surgery appointment, and we recommend resting and not making any important decisions on the day of treatment.

Your dentist may recommend one or more of these sedation options based on your stress level.

We want our patients to get the treatments and procedures they want and deserve without the anxiety.

Contact Your Dentist in El Dorado Hills for Traditional & Implant-Retained Dentures

We love helping our patients realize their best smiles. And we believe that everyone should have teeth that fit and function as intended. If you’re considering implant-supported dentures or a more traditional option, reach out to a friendly dental team member to get started.

We proudly restore smiles everywhere, including the communities near El Dorado Hills such as, Folsom, Cameron Park, Placerville, Fair Oaks, Rancho Murieta, Shingle Springs, and Orangevale. You can schedule with us online.