Restore Your Smile With Implant-Supported Dentures
If you’re missing an entire arch of your teeth, our dentist may recommend implant-supported dentures. Living your life with lost teeth can cause many obstacles and harm oral health. Implant-supported dentures in Woodland Hills are an alternative to traditional dentures, providing patients with a stable, natural-looking tooth replacement.
Our Southern California dentist, Dr. Fredericks, has helped countless patients transform their smiles with restorative dentistry treatments. The dental team at Southern Cal Smiles will work with you, ensuring that implant dentures are the best choice for your oral health needs.
Schedule your consultation today by calling our office at (818) 346-3337. We’re happy to work with patients in the San Fernando Valley, West Hills, Calabasas, and more!
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a type of overdenture that’s secured with dental implants. With implant dentures, we can replace multiple teeth at once and restore the beauty of your smile. Woodland Hills dentist Dr. Fredericks custom designs your implant-supported dentures to give you a natural look. We place four dental implants into the densest part of your jawbone for a comfortable and stable fit. As a permanent dental restoration, implant dentures allow patients to live their lives with fewer diet restrictions than dentures and never have to worry about them slipping or sliding around.
Benefits of Implant Dentures
The Southern Cal Smiles team works hard to make sure each patient’s smile goals are met. With implant-supported dentures, you’ll receive the following benefits along with a complete smile:
- Speak with confidence and ease
- No slipping or sliding
- Natural appearance
- Customized for you
- Enjoy all of your favorite foods
- Stimulate healthy bone growth
- Quick and easy procedure
- Comfortable and stable fit
The Implant-Supported Dentures Process
Your implant-supported dentures process begins with a consultation with Dr. Fredericks. Our Woodland Hills dentist will perform a full-mouth examination and discuss your smile goals with you. This will help both you and her determine if implant dentures are the right fit for your needs. We’ll then take digital X-rays to capture detailed images of your teeth and create your custom restoration.
At your next appointment, we’ll surgically place the four dental implants. We’ll use dental sedation to ensure you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed. Once the implants are placed, you’ll begin the recovery process. Typically, healing can take three to six months, as your implants naturally fuse with your bone.
When your mouth has fully healed, you’ll return to our dental office for the restoration appointment. Your overdentures are customized for you and Dr. Fredericks will make any adjustments necessary before securing them into place. You’ll then leave our Woodland Hills practice with a full, beautiful smile.
Over the next few weeks and months, you’ll visit our dental office a couple of times for checkups to perfect your dentures fit. Your implant-supported dentures should be cared for with daily brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth. Continue to visit our Woodland Hills dentist twice a year for teeth cleanings and exams. With proper care, your restoration can last up to 10 years.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Depending on your insurance provider and plan, a portion of the costs of implant-supported dentures should be covered. We recommend contacting your dental insurance provider ahead of time to learn what your plan will cover. You can also visit our financing page to learn more about our affordable payment plans and how to apply for CareCredit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many patients qualify for implant dentures. The ideal candidates are individuals who have one or more missing teeth, are in good overall health, and have sufficient bone density. To determine if you qualify for implant-supported dentures, schedule an appointment with our dentist in Woodland Hills. She’ll examine your teeth and oral health and provide the best treatment options for your unique case.
No! Thanks to dental sedation options at Southern Cal Smiles, you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed during your implant dentures procedure. We take the steps necessary to ensure that all patients feel at ease during their dental treatments.
It’s crucial to take care of your implant-supported dentures to help increase their longevity. Our Woodland Hills dentist recommends doing the following:
- Brush your teeth/restoration twice a day
- Floss daily
- Rinse with mouthwash every day
- Visit our Southern California dentist twice a year for teeth cleanings and dental exams
If you have any questions about implant dentures care, call our dental office today at (818) 346-3337.