Implant Overdenture Specialist

Century Park Dental Care -  - Dentist

Century Park Dental Care

Dentists located in Century City, Los Angeles, CA

Some people find conventional dentures difficult to use as they aren’t always secure and often make eating and speaking tricky. With implant overdentures available at Century Park Dental Care in the Century City area of Los Angeles, California, you can use your dentures more easily because they snap onto 2-8 dental implants. To schedule your implant overdenture consultation with implant dentists Jaami Baig, DDS, and Shaan Baig, DDS, call or book online today.

Implant Overdenture

What is an implant overdenture?

Implant overdentures latch onto dental implants, but they’re not fixed and you can remove them at will. The team at Century Park Dental Care creates your overdentures according to the shape of your jaw and the original appearance of your smile. 

Unlike conventional removable dentures, implant overdentures have more stability thanks to their ability to secure onto dental implants. This makes them easier to use and you won’t have nearly as many dietary restrictions as you would otherwise. 

During surgery, the team places several implants in your jaw (usually 2-8) with even spaces in between them. They allow some time for your jawbone to grow around the implants in a process called osseointegration. During this time, your bone fuses to the implants so they remain stable. 

Am I a good candidate for an implant overdenture?

In order to decide whether or not you should consider implant overdentures to replace a full arch of teeth, the team at Century Park Dental Care performs an in-depth evaluation during your initial consultation. 

First, you must be missing most or all of the teeth in the arch. If you still have one or two left, the team might recommend extractions to remove them if implant overdentures are your best option for treatment.

Additionally, you must have enough healthy bone volume in your jaw to support the series of implants. To look at your jawbone up close, the team performs a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) 3D scan. If there’s enough substantial bone, they can proceed with the treatment. 

Your dentist also considers other factors of your overall health and lifestyle while making this decision. 

How should I care for my implant overdenture?

Cleaning and caring for an implant overdenture isn’t the same as maintaining your natural teeth or fixed implant-supported dentures. Some people find that being able to remove the device from your mouth makes cleaning a bit easier. 

To maintain your implant overdentures and your oral health, you must:

  • Remove the denture and soak it in a cleaner
  • Inspect the clip attachments regularly to make sure they’re in place
  • Use a specialized denture brush to scrub the underside
  • Always rinse the denture before placing it back in your mouth

You should also continue to clean your gums with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste while the overdenture is out. The team at Century Park Dental Care typically recommends regular replacements for the clip attachments to keep the denture at its full functioning capacity. 

To find out more about implant overdentures and their maintenance, schedule a consultation by phone or online at Century Park Dental Care today.