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Implant-Retained Dentures – Costa Mesa, CA

Secure Your Denture with Dental Implants

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If you’ve experienced complete tooth loss in one or both arches, you’ve likely tried conventional dentures. Despite their bad reputation, they look and feel more realistic than ever. Unfortunately, they will always have their limitations, like slipping or irritation. You don’t need to live with less than the best. You can gain a close replica of your natural teeth using implant dentures in Costa Rica. Dental implants will secure your denture to your jawbone to enjoy unmatched stability to chew, speak, and smile confidently.

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

digital model of an implant-supported denture

A traditional denture rests on top your gum tissue to recreate the portions of your teeth above the gumline. An impression of your mouth is used to craft a base that’s held in place using suction or an adhesive. This is a convenient solution to treat an entire arch of missing teeth; however, it will need to be replaced every few years.

Instead, you can choose a treatment that closely feels natural while also having the potential to last for a lifetime. An average of 4 to 8 titanium implant posts can secure your denture to your jawbone. The posts act as new tooth roots, providing unmatched benefits and stability. 

Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?

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If you’ve lost all your teeth in one or both arches or a traditional denture didn’t give you the results you wanted, you might be a candidate for dental implants. Generally, if you have good oral and general health, you can get an implant-retained denture; however, we will also review a CT scan and your lifestyle history to ensure it’s the right treatment for you. In some cases, you might need additional procedures before your placement surgery, like bone grafting or tooth extractions.

The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

Unlike a traditional denture, the process of replacing your missing teeth with dental implants will take several months because there are multiple steps involved with the treatment. It’s time well-spent to ensure the success of your new smile.

After you’ve healed from any previous treatments, you’re scheduled for your implant placement surgery. Our in-house periodontist will strategically place the implant posts into your jawbone. You’ll spend the next few weeks healing as your bone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration. Once your jaw has healed, special fixtures called abutments are placed on each post using a minor surgical procedure. The dental lab will create a custom-crafted denture to be fitted on to the fixtures after your gum tissue has healed.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Treating the entire tooth structure, including the root, allows you to enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

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If you’re ready to eliminate slipping and irritation, we can stabilize your denture with dental implants. Contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for an implant-retained denture. We’ll rebuild the beautiful, functional smile you deserve.

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