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Individuals not only from Beverly Hills, California, but from all over who are missing one tooth, several teeth, or a mouthful of teeth, are fortunate to benefit from the expertise of two of the country’s leading dental professionals, Drs. Fanny Yacaman and Frank Vidjak. Drs. Yacaman and Vidjak of Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry have every step of the process of rebuilding or replacing missing teeth covered. As an endodontist, Dr. Yacaman focuses on treatments, such as nonsurgical root canal therapy to preserve the natural tooth. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Vidjak specializes in restoring root canal-treated and other damaged teeth and implant-supported dentures and other forms of tooth replacement.
Conventional partial and complete dentures are held in place either with attachments or clasps connected to the remaining teeth or with natural suction and products like denture adhesive. Dr. Vidjak’s advanced expertise and in-house technologies are applied to create precision dentures that fill well. Well-fitting dentures are associated with fewer complaints, such as sores from the appliance slipping around. They are largely more natural in appearance, and natural function is also restored.
However, modern dentures-wearers can benefit from other options; for instance, many patients appreciate the unparalleled form and function achieved with dentures retained or supported by dental implants. Each implant is a small, cylindrical-shaped post made from a biocompatible material. Once placed in the jawbone, the implant heals or joins the surrounding bone as part of a natural process called “osseointegration.” The implant is then ready to function as a tooth root. Conventional dentures do not replace the tooth roots. Instead, they only replace the teeth and sit upon a base that looks like gum tissue.
Implant-supported dentures or overdentures replace the teeth and sit on a gum-colored base. However, these systems also replace the tooth roots. So, they are designed like a natural tooth – to account for both the part of the tooth that is visible (the crown) and the intricate, stabilizing component of the tooth underneath (the root). A single implant can support one replacement tooth, while as few as four strategically-placed implants can “root” or support an entire upper or lower arch of replacement teeth.
Since these dentures are designed like natural teeth, there are many benefits. These benefits include:
We encourage you to experience these and other benefits of implant-retained dentures firsthand. Call Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry at (310) 861-3955 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vidjak. Start the process of getting back your confident, healthy smile today!