Implants and dentures: Permanent restoration from your Encino dentist
Dental implant-supported dentures have really raised the bar when it comes to replacing missing teeth. They are the most advanced solution available to fully restore your smile. Dental implants give patients back complete functionality along with a restored facial structure, improved confidence, and the ability to enjoy meals again.
At the office of Dr. Paul O’Malley in Encino, CA, we work closely with a renowned oral surgeon to help our patients who are interested in this state of the art restoration.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone to act as replacement tooth roots. Once in place, the implant will fuse with the jawbone to offer complete support for a denture.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants are a wonderful solution, but are not suited for everyone. One of the most important requirements is sufficient bone structure. Patients who have suffered bone loss may still be able to receive dental implants after a bone graft.
Patients with diseases such as diabetes or osteoporosis may have problems with implants. Those who smoke regularly could also have problems. During a consultation, we review medical history and perform a comprehensive examination to determine your candidacy for dental implants.
Caring for dental implants
The success of dental implants is strongly connected to oral health. Patients with dental implants should practice good oral hygiene and maintain regular dental visits to monitor the health of the mouth. While implants cannot get cavities, the tissue around the implant can become inflamed and affect the integrity of the restoration.
If you live in the Encino area and are ready to get back the smile you’ve missed, call our office today at 818-616-8838 to schedule your consultation and find out if you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures.