The problem of missing teeth is one of the most common issues regarding dental health. For the patient, this is not only an issue that affects their health, but it can also have a negative impact in their appearance and, as a result, it can also diminish their self-confidence. Fortunately, patients that need a dentist in Los Angeles have a comprehensive range of options when they seek treatment from the team at Crystal Dental Centers.
A popular option for replacing missing teeth is dentures. While traditional dentures that simply rest in the mouth do offer an improved appearance and increase function for the patient, there are some problems with dentures that many patients would rather avoid.
One of the main problems with traditional dentures is that they lack stability. The problem of stability can influence the way that an individual talks and it can also limit their ability to bite and chew. Along with that, these dentures can also have a tendency to move and slip, which can irritate the soft tissue or make for an embarrassing situation where the false teeth slip out from one’s mouth.
A possible solution to the many problems that can come with regular dentures is to use dental implants to support and increase the stability of the dentures. With this option, the dentist installs dental implants into the patient’s jaw and the dentures are kept in place using the implants. This ensures that dentures stay in place which helps to improve the look, feel and function of the dentures.
Implant-supported dentures can be used to replace teeth in both top and bottom of the mouth and there are different options for hardware and materials. After the examination, the dentist will consult with the patient to explain their options and plan a course of action for the surgery and fitting of the dentures. The patient will probably need to wait a few months for the implants to fuse with their jaw before the dentures can be fitted to their mouth.
Once the procedures is completed, the patient will have a set of removable replacement teeth that are much more practical than traditional dentures. If you are transitioning from regular dentures to ones that are supported by implants, you will find that it is much easier to eat, talk and you are also likely to find that implant supports make for a much more comfortable wearing experience. As with regular dentures, the implant-supported dentures will need to be removed and cleaned every night.
Implant-supported dentures can be a great solution to replace missing teeth, but it is not a procedure that will work for everyone. If the patient has significant bone loss in their jaw, the dentist may not be able to install the necessary implants; however, there are some potential solutions to the problem of bone loss. It is important that your dentist see and examine your teeth and mouth to determine if you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures and to get started contact Crystal Dentures Centers at (213) 748-8448 to schedule consultation or visit www.crystaldentalcenters.com for more information.