Simi Valley area patients have a variety of ways in which they can restore the smile after tooth loss, including the placement of bridges, dentures, and implants. However, many patients are unaware that they can combine implants and dentures to achieve a quality overdenture solution.
While full dentures are an economical solution for patients missing all the teeth within the dental arch, they can be difficult to keep in place even with dental adhesives. Patients may feel self-conscious about their dentures when in social situations, and may feel as though they are unable to enjoy their favorite foods such as juicy apples or delicious steak dinners. Patients considering tooth replacement options for the entire arch are encouraged to take the time to learn about overdentures.
Overdentures are a special type of denture available through the Dental Center of Simi Valley with Dr. Harmik Hartounian. This denture works along with several dental implants placed along the arch. Implants are titanium metal posts that are placed during oral surgery into the bone of the jaw. The jaw bone provides the stable, strong foundation needed for the denture to stay firmly in place. Dentures are made to fit over the implants, offering unsurpassed repair of the smile.
Many patients love the ease of us with overdentures. They can enjoy their favorite foods, smile and converse without feeling self-conscious, and enjoy conservative dentures that truly fit and function as expected. Patients who are the best candidates for implant-supported dentures are those with sufficient bone structure for the placement of the implants. Bone grafting may be considered for those who are serious about obtaining overdentures to replace the missing teeth within the arch. Determining candidacy starts with a consultation appointment, initial evaluation, and a series of x-rays to check the oral health and the bone.
Scheduling an appointment with Dr. Harmik Hartounian of the Dental Center of Simi Valley is the first step in learning more about implant-supported dentures. Contact his practice by calling (805) 579-0600 or scheduling an appointment with a personal visit to 4210 East Los Angeles Ave, Unit F. New and existing patients are welcome at his state-of-the-art dental facility.
Location: 4210 East Los Angeles Ave. Unit F Simi Valley, CA 93063