Losing a tooth can be crucial to your daily life. If you are shy or hesitant about smiling or laughing, it can affect your work or personal life. Fortunately, innovations in dentistry have made it possible for patients to restore their teeth with appliances such as implant-supported dentures in Mar Vista – a high-quality choice because they are guaranteed to stay in place, unlike conventional dentures that rest along the gum line. Many dentists offer these dentures because of the familiar functionality and natural-look of the appliance.
During the Procedure
During the consultation, the dentist will review your medical and dental history and examine your mouth including x-rays. This appointment is an excellent time to ask any questions or express any concerns related to your procedure or oral health. Your dentist will happily discuss your concerns and help you best understand the procedure.
The process for implant-supported dentures in Mar Vista varies based on the patient but typically requires two surgeries. The first surgery is to insert the implants into your jawbone. After three to six months, the second surgery is to expose the tops of the implants to support the new dentures. Before surgery, temporary dentures will be made to guarantee the proper placement of the implants.
After the area has healed, a bar is placed on the exposed implants to assure best the dentures stay in place. Once each piece is in place, the dentures are inserted. Your dental surgeon will encourage you to return for a follow-up visit to ensure your implants and dentures are working correctly.
Schedule Your Consultation
It is our desire to help all our patients have healthy and beautiful smiles. If you think implant-supported dentures may be best to restore your tooth loss, please contact your Mar Vista oral surgeon to schedule a consultation.