When are Full Mouth Dental Implants Used for?
People who are missing all their teeth can benefit from full mouth dental implants. Our specialist for dental implants in Los Angeles may use an implant supported full bridge or denture with these dental implants in order to replace your natural teeth and preserve bone density.
Conventional dentures replace your teeth, but they cannot preserve bone density. Over time, your jawbone will dissolve, and your dentures will need to be adjusted in order to fit your mouth more comfortably and securely. Full mouth dental implants feel and function just like your own natural teeth, and they can support healthy bone density because they fuse with your jaw. Because your bridge or denture is attached to the implants, which act as tooth roots, they are far more stable and permanent than traditional prosthetics.
If you are a candidate for full mouth dental implants, several dental implants will be placed into your jaw to support the prosthetic teeth. Over the next few months, they will be allowed to fuse with the jawbone. Temporary prosthetics may be provided during this time. Once the implant site has healed, abutments will be placed, and crowns, bridges or dentures will be attached.
Each case is unique, and your treatment plan may vary. You may be able to have your final teeth placed at the time your implants are placed, or your healing may require more time than usual. Our dentist will explain your options and discuss your needs at your initial consultation. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment.
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