Full Mouth Dental Implants Los Angeles
Removable dentures have long been the solution for missing teeth nationwide. Unfortunately, for those wearing dentures, loss of bone mass, diminishing of chewing functions, and an increase in the appearance of aging are all often parts of their experience. Those wearing lower dentures can often only hope to retain 10% of their chewing capacity. Today, our dental implants center in Los Angeles can show you a modern treatment that is far better: full mouth dental implants.
Unlike partial dentures or bridges, full mouth implants are rooted to your bone just like natural teeth.
Our Los Angeles full mouth dental implants expert places the implants, which look like screws or cylinders, into your jaw. Over a period of two to six months, the implants and the bone bond together and form anchors for your artificial teeth or crowns. During this period, a temporary teeth replacement option can be worn over the implant sites.
Generally, a second step of the procedure is necessary to uncover the implants and attach extensions. These temporary healing caps, along with various connecting devices that allow multiple crowns to attach to the implants, complete the foundation on which your new teeth will be placed. Your gums will be allowed to heal for a couple of weeks following this procedure.
Los Angeles Full Mouth Dental Implants
Your new teeth will snap on and off round ball anchors. There are some implant systems (one-stage) that do not require this second step. These systems use an implant which already has the extension piece attached. Depending upon the number of implants placed, the connecting device that will hold your new teeth can either be tightened down on the implant or may be a clipped to a bar or a round ball anchor to which a denture snaps on and off. Our expert in full mouth dental implants in Los Angeles will ensure you receive the best type of implant for your teeth.
Lastly, full bridges or full dentures will be created for you using the latest three dimensional imaging software. These will be attached to small metal posts, called abutments, or connecting devices. After a short time, you will experience restored confidence in your smile and your ability to chew and speak.
With proper care and cleaning, our expert in full mouth dental implants in Los Angeles can help a patient ensure their implants last a lifetime.
To learn more about dental implants and why implants may be the best solution for you, contact our Los Angeles full mouth dental implants expert today.