Implant Supported Dentures Redondo Beach
Up until the last 10 years, the art of fabricating a denture has not changed in over 75 years. We still use acrylic teeth and an acrylic resin base to hold the denture teeth. Now we are able to fabricate hybrid dentures, which do not cover the roof of the mouth while your denture still stays in place. This allows your taste buds to do their job, thus making eating your food more enjoyable!
Another advancement permanently attaches or fixes a denture to implants, only to be removed when you desire. These advances are all made possible through the use of regular dental implants. We also offer mini dental implants with snap on attachments to hold dentures in place for those patients with inadequate bone. These mini implants have drastically cut the cost of having your dentures stay in place so you can have a more natural diet and enjoy eating again. They are significantly more affordable than regular dental implants. Research has shown that over 90% of patients with mini implant dentures would never go back to the days of yesterday’s dentures.
A denture wearer must realize that their supporting bone under the denture is constantly resorbing. This process begins as soon as an individual loses one or multiple teeth. Research has shown that a well fitting denture will slow down this natural process. Dentures should be refitted or relined every other year to maintain the jawbone that holds a traditional denture in place. There is less concern about bone loss with patients who has an implant supported denture or hybrid denture. The bone is preserved due to the stimulation or loading of the bone thru the implants just as natural teeth stimulated or loaded the bone. This is another advantage to a patient who has an implant supported denture or hybrid.
To learn more about these procedures or to schedule a consultation, please call us.