Implant dentures have a number of advantages over conventional dentures, the main one being the added stability of attaching to implants in your jaw. At Century Park Dental Care in the Century City area of Los Angeles, California, implant dentists Jaami Baig, DDS, and Shaan Baig, DDS, place four dental implants and attach your custom denture onto them. To find out more about implant dentures and if you’re a candidate for them, call or book a consultation online today.
Implant dentures are fixed onto dental implants in your upper or lower jawbone. They replace the full row of teeth and you can’t remove them at will. Their attachment to implants makes them a much more stable — and easier to use — alternative to conventional dentures.
While you’ll eventually adjust to conventional dentures that are held in place with suction and the muscles in your mouth, implant dentures allow you to replace many of your teeth without the need to relearn oral care.
Unlike implants that support crowns, implant dentures don’t need to use one implant per tooth. Instead, they typically rely on four evenly spaced implants that the team at Century Park Dental Care surgically places in your jawbone using the latest implant surgery techniques.
There are several reasons why you might consider getting implant dentures. In order to be a candidate, you should be missing most or all of your teeth in either your upper arch, lower arch, or both.
If you still have one or two remaining healthy teeth, your dentist might recommend removing them to make way for implant dentures if it’s your best treatment option.
You might consider implant dentures your best option for treatment because of their many benefits:
It’s important to first get a comprehensive dental exam at Century Park Dental Care. The team views your jawbone using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) 3D imaging and can tell you whether you might need a bone graft before getting implant dentures or if you’re better off going with another option. They also use these scans to plan the surgery.
Since your implant dentures are fixed, caring for them at home requires only small and simple adjustments to your regular oral care routine.
You can brush your dentures and gums as you would your natural teeth. This is important because prosthetic teeth, like natural teeth, can accumulate plaque and tartar.
You should also continue attending your twice-a-year dental examinations and cleanings. The team checks to make sure you’re taking good care of your teeth at home and can identify early signs of issues you might not have noticed.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for implant dentures, call Century Park Dental Care or schedule a consultation online today.