Dentures

Implant supported dentures and partials help restore missing or damaged teeth for San Luis Obispo patients.A damaged or worn out smile can affect many aspects of your life, including your confidence, comfort, and health. If you have several teeth that are missing or are so damaged that they need to be removed, you can trust our team at Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy, DDS, to give you high-quality dentures that fit your lifestyle and get you back to feeling your best!

An Overview of Dentures

Dentures are a great option for people who no longer have all of their original teeth. We offer custom-made dentures that will appear natural, whether you still have some of your original teeth and only need partial dentures, or are missing all of your teeth and need a full set.

We also offer implant-supported dentures, which can click into implants that are surgically attached to your jaw. Dr. Amorteguy will help you determine which type would best fit your lifestyle and individual needs.

Types of Dentures Offered by Dr. Amorteguy

Our office prides itself on providing personalized treatment to each and every patient. This means you have a wide variety of dentures to choose from, ensuring that you get the most comfortable dental appliances that fit your lifestyle.

The following sections are brief overviews of which dentures we offer and the benefits they provide. Feel encouraged to contact our office should you have any questions about a particular denture type, or to schedule a consultation.

Traditional Dentures

These are the tried and true dental appliances that most are familiar with. Set in the mouth, they act as prosthetic teeth to assist in chewing, speaking, and supporting jaw strength. We offer both full dentures and partials, meaning we can create a set of traditional dentures for you whether you are missing the majority of your teeth or just a few.

Traditional-style dentures are:

  • Economical: Due to their straightforward design, these are low-cost dentures for the price-conscious patient.
  • Quickly Designed: Traditional dentures have a streamlined design and manufactured process, allowing them to get to the patients who need them fast.
  • Functional: Whether it is providing a smile or assisting in chewing, traditional dentures will return what was lost when your teeth went missing.

Custom Dentures

If you are looking for a more realistic look for your dentures, you may want to consider getting a custom set. At our office, our talented team of dental professionals can provide just that! Beautifully designed, comfortable, and high-quality, custom dentures (both full dentures and partials) have incredible benefits.

  • Natural Design: Custom dentures are crafted to present a more natural look. They put an increased emphasis on your smile’s aesthetic over their traditional counterparts. Custom dentures are completely yours!
  • A More Natural Fit: Where traditional dentures have been streamlined for faster availability, custom dentures are carefully created for your unique smile. This provides a more natural and comfortable feeling when wearing them as well.
  • Increased Longevity: While it is recommended by the American Dental Association to replace your dentures every five years, these customized dentures can last over seven years if properly cared for!

Permanent Implant Dentures — The All-on-4® Treatment Concept

Incredibly enough, the ability to restore your smile with fixed, permanent dentures is possible and it just takes four implants! These implant dentures provide you with a completely new smile with an amazing array of advantages compared to other dentures such as:

  • No Slippage: These dentures are firmly secured in place with top-tier implants, meaning no slippage like other dentures.
  • No More Lost or Misplaced Dentures: As these are permanently affixed, there is no chance of these dentures getting lost.
  • Functioning as Your Natural Teeth: Not only are these prosthetic teeth highly realistic looking, but also provide all the benefits of acting as your natural teeth.
  • Easier Surgery and Recovery: Some patients choose the All-on-4® treatment concept because they prefer the idea of getting fewer implants than required for full-mouth implant-supported dentures.

Implant-Supported Removable Dentures

Combining the benefits of traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures, these dental appliances will have implants to support the base and the prosthetic teeth will be secured by sturdy snaps on top of the implants. This allows for a strong hold of the permanent dentures when in place, and they are still removable for your convenience or preference.

Other benefits include:

  • No Slippage: Unlike traditional dentures, removable implant-supported dentures will not come out of place until you purposely remove them.
  • Restore Full Smile: If you’ve lost the majority of your teeth in one section of your mouth (such as the lower jaw), this is a fantastic means to recover.
  • Jaw Stimulation: Our tooth roots constantly stimulate our jawbones, keeping them strong and full. Implants act as tooth roots and continue that stimulation so the jaw doesn’t recede or shrink down from not being used.

How Much Do Implant Dentures Cost?

Implant dentures are our most involved dental appliance, providing the greatest in quality and benefits. However, as we offer highly individualized treatment plans, generalizing costs can be difficult. If you are interested in implant dentures, consider scheduling a consultation.

Are Implant Dentures Worth It?

Yes, dentures can be expensive, but to have a fully functioning set of teeth again, it’s totally worth it. We offer a wide range of dental appliances, knowing each patient might enjoy the different benefits provided by certain dentures.

Traditional Dentures | These options will be the most affordable for you and the fastest tooth restoration. Traditional dentures or partials give you the ability to chew and speak normally without the need to wait for dentures to be designed.

Custom Dentures | These will be slightly above the price of traditional dentures, and are still removable. However, these are uniquely designed to fit in your mouth and look like your original teeth, so they last longer, and are more comfortable and natural looking.

All-on-4® Treatment Concept | These permanent dentures act exactly like natural teeth in that they are strongly supported by roots in your jawbone. The cost will be more significant than traditional or custom dentures, but they can last an average of 25 years instead of needing to be replaced every 5 years like traditional dentures require.

Implant-Supported Removable | The cost for removable implant dentures will be comparable to the All-on-4® treatment concept. With these, you can have the benefit of excellent, jaw-healthy support from implants plus the convenience of being removable when you want or need them to be.

Schedule Your Denture Consultation Today

Learn more about our services and how we can help improve your smile with dentures. Call Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy, DDS, today!