Traditional & Implant-Support Dentures in Los Angeles, CA
Full dentures replace all missing teeth on the upper or lower arch, and partial dentures replace multiple missing teeth on one arch. Dr. Latner often designs esthetic, custom-fitted dentures to help patients reclaim their quality of life through total oral function and beauty.
Full dentures are secured with adhesive or natural suction, while partials rely on clasps connected to adjacent teeth for stability. In some cases, particularly with lower dentures, slippage or looseness becomes a problem. Dr. Latner may recommend mini-dental implants or traditional dental implants to hold a denture securely in place.
When appropriate, Dr. Latner suggests traditional dental implants for denture retention. Various styles of denture-retaining implants are available, such as the four-post solution or the bar-clip solution. Dr. Latner will review your options and help you determine which is best for your unique case.
Mini Dental Implants
If sufficient bone tissue is present, Dr. Latner can insert small posts into the sockets left by a few missing teeth. These posts are called mini dental implants, and they secure a denture, which snaps into place. Mini implants do not require true dental surgery. They are designed to be inserted in Dr. Latner's office during a simple and quick procedure. Your bone tissue will fuse to the mini dental implants to form a solid foundation for your denture or partial.
Our patients love implant-retained dentures because they eliminate the need for special cleaning routines, and they can last a lifetime. If you choose implant-retained dentures or partials, you will not need adhesives, suction, or clasps.