Implant-supported dentures may sound like a dream come true: dentures that are attached to the jaw, and surpass traditional dentures in appearance and functionality. At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA, they are a reality! When it comes to artificial teeth, implant-supported dentures are a whole new ballgame.
Here is the process:
- Examination and Assessment: During your first visit, we take X-rays and assess your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone.
- Implant Placement: Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw. Implant dentures usually require four implants per arch. That is, four in the lower jaw and four in the upper.
- Integration: What makes implants so effective is that they actually fuse with the jaw bone. It takes at least a few months for them to fully integrate, a process called osseointegration.
- Final Restoration: Once the implants have fused, they are strong enough to support the final dental arch or arches.
At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA, we offer implant dentures and dental implants, and have placed both in patients from Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Bankers Hill, who also come to us for complete restorative dentistry. Contact us today!