Though it may be common to lose a tooth with aging, patients no longer have to live with gaps in their teeth. Innovations in dentistry have made it possible for patients to restore their teeth with appliances such as implant supported dentures – a high-quality choice because they are guaranteed to stay in place, unlike conventional dentures that rest along the gum line. Many dentists recommend these dentures because of the familiar functionality and natural-look of the appliance.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Initially, the dentist in Mar Vista, CA 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.
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.
Schedule Your Consultation
It is our desire to help all our patients have healthy and radiant smiles. If you think implant supported dentures may be best to restore your tooth loss, please contact you Mar Vista dentist to schedule a consultation.