Implant Supported Dentures
As patients age, so do their teeth. Dentures are often needed to restore a patient’s smile to its former radiance. A type of dentures many find to be beneficial is implant supported dentures. 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. Patients find that the dentures insert and remove with ease, they speak clearly and eat more variety of foods, and worth the process it took to get the implant supported dentures.
What to Expect
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. We desire to ensure a patient’s safety and health before beginning any procedure.
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 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.
Caring for Implant Supported 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 in Los Angeles. We look forward to helping improve your bright and healthy smile.
At Pasha Dental Group we specialize in General, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Los Angeles (near Mar Vista). Dr. Nazli Majd aims to make your visit as comfortable as possible, feel free to make an appointment online today.