If you need to replace multiple missing teeth, you may be a candidate for implant-retained dentures!
Our experienced dentist and periodontist, Drs. Brett Lent, Tricia Feist, Kaitlin Beetner and Sahar Shafi, will evaluate your mouth to determine how many implants are needed to support your dentures and give you a stable, long-lasting result for your smile. Call us at 310-453-8606 to schedule your consultation at Santa Monica Bay Dental and learn more about implant-retained dentures in Santa Monica, California.
If you are looking for a stable, lasting solution for replacing multiple missing teeth, our dentist may recommend implant-supported dentures. Implant-retained dentures are very similar in form to traditional dentures; however, they are stabilized by dental implants. Very often denture wearers complain that dentures become loose and “float” around the mouth, limiting their ability to eat and speak comfortably. Implant dentures are a cost-effective solution, and in many cases, we can actually retrofit an existing denture with implants.
The first step in anchoring your denture with dental implants is the placement of the implants. The dental implants, which are similar in appearance to screws, are surgically inserted into the jawbone in order to securely anchor your denture. While the specific number of implants required will depend on your individual needs, most cases require 4-6 dental implants per denture. Once the implants have been placed and allowed sufficient healing time, your denture is attached on top. This provides your denture with exceptional stability. In fact, many patients report that their implant-retained dentures feel and function more like their natural teeth.
For more information about implant-supported dentures and dental implants, and to schedule your next visit with our dentist, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.