What are implant supported dentures in Mar Vista?
Implant supported dentures are a high-quality choice because they are guaranteed to stay in place, unlike conventional dentures that rest along the gum line. The implants with a special attachment are placed inside a patient’s jawbone, and the dentures snap onto the accessory.
How do I find out if implant supported dentures are right for me?
Initially, the dentist will consult with the patient desiring implant supported dentures. During the consultation, the dentist will review the patient’s medical and dental history and examine the patient’s mouth including x-rays.
How long will the process take to complete?
The process for implant supported dentures varies based on the patient but typically requires two surgeries. The first surgery is to insert the implants into a patient’s 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. Patients are encouraged to return for a follow-up visit to ensure their implants and dentures are working correctly.
How do I care for my dentures?
As with any dental device, it is essential for patients to care for their implants and dentures well for them to last long term. Patients are encouraged to remove and clean their dentures and gums nightly. Daily cleaning keeps away disease-causing bacteria and allows the patient to notice any issues that may arise.
To find out if implant supported dentures are the perfect fit for you, call our office to schedule a consultation dentist in Mar Vista. We look forward to helping improve your bright and healthy smile.