Implant Supported Teeth

Silicon Valley Smile Solutions -  - Implant Dentistry

Silicon Valley Smile Solutions

Implant Dentistry & Cosmetic & Sedation Dentist located in San Jose, CA

If you’re missing most or all of your permanent teeth, implant supported teeth can restore your smile and improve your oral health. At Silicon Valley Smile Solutions, expert implant dentist Amir HagShenas DDS, FAGD, and the team offer teeth in one day with All-On-4® dental implants. This cutting-edge technology can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. To schedule an appointment at the practice in San Jose, California, call the office, or book online today.

Implant Supported Teeth Q & A

Implant Supported Teeth

What are implant support teeth?

Implant support teeth are oral prosthetics attached to dental implants -- small metal posts placed into your jaw. Once set, the posts integrate with your bone, providing a supportive base for All-On-4 dental implants.

All-On-4 dental implants are unique in that they replace all of your teeth with just four posts, whereas traditional dental implants require one implant for each missing tooth. The advanced technology makes it possible to transform your smile in a single appointment, saving you time, money, and a lengthy recovery period.

Who is a candidate for implant support teeth?

To receive implant support teeth, you need healthy gums and enough jaw to support them. Before recommending implant support teeth, Dr. HagShenas and the team conduct an oral exam, review your dental health history, and take oral X-rays. If your gums and jaw appear healthy, they move forward with treatment.

What are the advantages of implant support teeth?

Implant support teeth provide various advantages compared to traditional restorations, including:

  • Durability
  • Convenience
  • Improved oral health
  • Easier biting and chewing
  • Easier speaking

Implant support teeth also enhance the structure of your jaw. They prevent the skin around your mouth from wrinkling or sagging, making you look younger. 

What does getting implant support teeth involve?

At Silicon Valley Smile Solutions, getting All-On-4 dentures with implant support teeth takes one appointment.

Dr. HagShenas administers a local anesthetic, oral sedation, or IV sedation, and you’re comfortable, inserts four posts into your upper jaw and four posts into your lower jaw. 

After placing the posts, Dr. HagShenas uses an intraoral scanner to take a series of oral impressions and designs a custom set of implant-retained dentures.

You wait in an observation room while Dr. HagShenas creates your implant-retained dentures. When finished, Dr. HagShenas attaches the dentures to your dental implants, polishes them, and provides care instructions. You leave the office with a fully restored smile and two complete arches of artificial teeth. 

How do I care for implant support teeth?

You care for implant support teeth like they’re your permanent teeth. Dr. HagShenas and the team recommend you brush and floss twice daily and visit Silicon Valley Smile Solutions every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.

To keep your implant support teeth in optimal condition, avoid bad habits like biting your nails, chewing on ice cubes, or opening plastic packaging with your teeth.

To explore the benefits of implant support teeth, book an appointment at Silicon Valley Smile Solutions; call the office or schedule online today.