About Implant Dentures
For patients in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Calabasas, and Woodland Hills who have lost most or all of their teeth, dentures can help restore your smile. While conventional, removable dentures can be a good choice for some people, implant-supported dentures enhance the stability of the restoration, maintain the structure of the face, and allow you to eat and speak comfortably. Implant-supported dentures are attached to implant posts that are placed in the gums, and then the denture appliance snaps onto the top of the posts. Cosmetic and general dentist Dr. Susan Fredericks offers restorations using a variety of materials and brands to fit each patient's needs with custom implant-supported dentures. If you are interested in these dentures and would like more information, please contact Dr. Fredericks in Woodland Hills, CA to schedule a one-on-one consultation at Southern Cal Smiles.
"If you want a personal dentist with a professional office personnel and the highest quality of care this is the place!! I have had dental nightmares in the past and it took me a while (even with insurance) to walk in an office. Dr. Susan STANDS BEHIND HER WORK, and the receptionist ALWAYS sends reminders including an email with a calendar interface for my Samsung phone. Accommodating schedules too!!! Open some Saturdays and late Wednesday night. As a person who travels for business...this is a HUGE plus! Higeinists are all caring (yes...learned the proper way to floss-yes THAT is a thing)...As long as I am in this area I will stick with this office of great people! Don't hesitate, just make an appointment!"- J.M. / Yelp / Jan 16, 2019
"Can you ever describe your dentist appointment as delightful? Dr. Fredericks explained everything, had wonderful stories, and IT WAS PAINLESS!!! Getting to know Dr Fredericks in the chair makes you want to meet for cocktails and keep the momentum rolling!!!!!"- L.F. / Healthgrades / Apr 09, 2019
"I've been seeing Dr Fredericks since 2009 and don't intend to ever leave her. Here's why: She has consistently been professional, knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and honest. She's explained the complex in a down-to-earth style and empathized with needed emotional and/or financial decisions. She volunteers one day a week at M.E.N.D. to help those in need. She teaches at her alma mater UCLA. Her daughter completed dental school and is studying to be an M.D. in facial ..."- G.G. / Healthgrades / Apr 09, 2019
"I can't say enough about how wonderful my experiences have been with Dr. Fredericks! Her care, compassion and skill are unmatched!"- A. / Healthgrades / Mar 27, 2019
"Dr. Fredericks has been the best dentist i have gone to in ever. She has made coming here a pleasant experience and instead of not looking forward to the dentist, I'm excited to come in. It is always pleasant time!"- D.S. / Healthgrades / Mar 21, 2019
What to Expect
To ensure your implant dentures fit securely and naturally, Dr. Fredericks will use digital x-rays, CT scans, and/or physical impressions of your mouth that will be sent to a dental laboratory. While you are under general or local anesthesia, Dr. Fredericks will surgically implant the anchors in the upper and/or lower jawbone. You will be given temporary dentures to wear as your permanent dentures are being made and your anchors integrate into the bone. Once the implants are secure, Dr. Fredericks will attach the permanent dentures to the implants and adjust for a comfortable fit.
Once the permanent dentures are in place, you will have checkups over the next few weeks and months to perfect their fit. Implant-supported dentures should be cared for with daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash — just like natural teeth. You should continue to visit schedule professional cleanings and dental exams at Southern Cal Smiles as recommended by Dr. Fredericks. With proper care, implant dentures can last 5 – 10 years.
Depending on your dental insurance carrier and specific policy, some of the cost of implant dentures may be covered. Our office will work with your insurance company to determine your coverage and maximize your benefits before determining your costs. Southern Cal Smiles accepts several payment options and we offer financing plans to make your dental care affordable.
Plan Your Service
If you are considering dentures but don't want to worry about food restrictions, glues, pastes, rinsing, and soaking, ask Dr. Susan Fredericks about implant-supported dentures for a secure, long-lasting solution. Using advanced technology and the latest dental techniques, implant dentures can replace some or all of your teeth in a natural-looking way. Ask Dr. Fredericks about your implant options and the benefits of implant dentures at Southern Cal Smiles in Woodland Hills, CA.