If you’re tired of wearing traditional dentures and want a more permanent solution, consider implant-supported dentures. At Century Park Dental Care in the Century City area of Los Angeles, California, Jaami Baig, DDS, and Shaan Baig, DDS, use Straumann® implants to support various dental restorations, including implant-supported dentures. Schedule an appointment with the online booking tool or call today.
Implant-supported dentures are oral prosthetics used to replace some or all of your permanent teeth. Instead of resting on your gums like traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures connect to dental implants, small metal posts that integrate with your jaw.
Implant-supported dentures feel and function like your permanent teeth. Because they connect to implants, you don’t have to remove or soak them overnight.
Caring for implant-supported dentures is easy and hassle-free. The team at Century Park Dental Care recommends brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for an oral exam and professional cleaning.
To qualify for implant-supported dentures, you need healthy gums and enough jawbone to support them.
If you have gum disease or low bone density, the team might recommend periodontal disease treatment or a bone graft before moving forward.
Let your dentist know if you have a chronic medical condition like diabetes or high blood pressure. These ailments won’t necessarily keep you from getting implant-supported dentures, but they may increase your risk of implant failure and other complications.
Getting implant-supported dentures typically takes a series of appointments spaced over the course of several months.
At your initial consultation, the team conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your goals for treatment. They then take oral X-rays to assess the health of your gums, alveolar bone, and jaw.
If there isn’t any tooth decay or gum disease present, the team places your dental implants. The number of implants you receive depends on the number of teeth you’re missing. In most cases, the team can replace a full arch of teeth with just four or six posts.
Following implant placement, you go home. After your mouth heals in several months, you return to Century Park Dental Care. The team takes digital impressions of your mouth with the CEREC Primescan intraoral scanner. They upload your impressions to a computer-aided design (CAD) program and send them to a denture laboratory.
The denture lab uses your impressions to develop a custom set of dentures. Once they’re finished, you visit the office and try them on. After the team connects your dentures to the implants, they assess your bite. If the dentures don’t fit properly, they make adjustments as necessary.
Don’t wait to request an implant-supported dentures consultation at Century Park Dental Care. Schedule an appointment with the online booking tool, or call the office to speak with an administrative staff member today.