Full Mouth Dental Implants
Those who are missing all of their teeth traditionally had the option of dental plates called dentures to replace their missing teeth. Today, there is a more permanent option that has several benefits over removable dental plates and that is full mouth dental implants by way of an implant supported full bridge or full denture.
Full mouth dental implants not only replace your missing teeth but part of your tooth roots as well. This prevents some of the bone loss that commonly occurs in the jaw bone where teeth are missing. Unused bone begins to degrade and is reabsorbed by the body. With implants, bone growth is stimulated during the healing process allowing for better preservation of the jaw bone.
Implant supported full dentures are not easily removable and stay securely positioned in the mouth. Not only does this provide for a more natural appearance but eliminates embarrassing slips while providing greater comfort and the ability to speak, chew, and eat like you wish. Cleaning is also easier as you just brush like you would your natural teeth. With no need to remove dental implants, there is less chance of dropping, damaging, or breaking your dentures.
With full mouth dental implants, metal posts or screws are placed into the jaw bone and allowed time to fuse with the bone as new roots. Extensions may be needed as well. The new teeth are then attached to these new roots or an additional connecting device, depending on your individual needs.
If you are missing all of your teeth and are tired of some of the problems you may experience with dentures, or if you wish to learn more, make an appointment with our expert in dental implants in Los Angeles to see if implant supported dentures might be a better option for you.
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