Implant-Retained Dentures – Los Angeles, CA
Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants
Are you tired of dealing with slipping and irritation from your denture? Maybe you miss eating your favorite foods, like steak? What if you could enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth? Now you can with implant-retained dentures in Los Angeles. Dental implants secure your denture to your jawbone to provide a stable foundation for your new smile. You can chew and speak without any worry because your denture will stay in place. Dr. Les Latner can replace all your missing teeth using the latest innovations in dentistry.
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
A traditional denture is held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. Although there have been several improvements to enhance their fit, they will always have their limitations. Implant-retained dentures resolve the common complaints of a traditional prosthetic.
4 to 8 implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone to act as new tooth roots. This also secures your denture to your bone, so you’ll never need to worry about any slipping or irritation again. Not to mention, you’ll enjoy a variety of other benefits that aren’t achievable with a traditional denture.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
If you didn’t get the results you wanted with a traditional treatment, you might be a candidate for an implant-retained denture if you have good oral and general health. You’ll still need an initial consultation to discuss your medical history and review a CT scan to ensure there aren’t any issues that may impact the success of your new smile, like bone loss or an infection. Based on the result, you may need additional treatments before your placement procedure, like periodontal therapy or bone grafting.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
The process to rebuild your smile will take several steps. After you’ve healed from any previous treatments, your implant posts are inserted into pre-determined locations. You’ll spend the next several months healing as your jawbone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration. Afterward, abutments are attached to each post to connect your denture.
All-On-4 streamlines the process because only 4 implant posts are used. Although there are fewer posts, you’ll enjoy the same benefits and stability. Often, All-On-4 is recommended for people who have experienced bone loss. The posts are inserted into the thickest parts of your jaw to eliminate the need for bone grafting. You’re also fitted with a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery, so you won’t need to go without any teeth while you heal.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Dental implants in Los Angeles serve as new tooth roots, allowing you to enjoy a variety of benefits, including:
- Over a 95% success rate.
- Looks and feels natural.
- Preserves your jawbone’s density.
- Supports your facial tissues.
- Eliminates slipping and irritation.
- Cost-effective, long-term solution.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you’re ready to discover the security of dental implants in Los Angeles, contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a complete smile.