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.
"Nothing but positive. I have a great smile!!"- M.W. / Healthgrades / Oct 02, 2019
"I came in as a very last minute and excruciating painful emergency due to a tooth infection. The doctor took me in immediately same day and did an amazing job at making me feel a million times better. THe entire office staff is amazing, this is a wonderful office for all your dentist needs."- J.G. / Healthgrades / Oct 02, 2019
"Is it an exaggeration to say a visit to the dentist was a pleasure? Not with this dentist! The staff's disposition is matched only by their competence. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Fredericks and company! Truly!"- B.D. / Healthgrades / Oct 01, 2019
"I had a couple chips in my front teeth, called the office and they were able to get me in the same day. Dr. Fredericks fixed my teeth and they look better than ever."- S.S. / Healthgrades / Oct 01, 2019
"I saw Dr. Fredericks for the first time last week as a second opinion. The dentist I previously saw told me that I absolutely needed to have implants put in and quoted my dental work to cost about $12,000. Dr. Fredericks did her own assessment and concluded that I did not need to have implants; that implants in my case would be elective. I appreciated her honesty as she could have also tried to overdiagnose me and she did not. I have found a new dentist and I feel so confident in her work and diagnoses due to education and honesty."- J.M. / Healthgrades / Sep 29, 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.