What are my options to have multiple teeth replaced?
When there are no teeth left in the upper or lower jaw, dentures are the logical solution for completely replacing the missing teeth. By design, conventional dentures are not as stable or as comfortable as the natural teeth. However, when dentures are supported by dental implants, it is possible to significantly enhance the quality of your life with dentures.
What are implant supported dentures?
Dentures that rest upon a foundation of dental implants rather than resting on the gums are known as implant supported dentures. A denture can be made to snap onto individual implants or a small metal bar that hovers just above the gums. Above the gums, the denture features natural-looking teeth and realistically-colored gums. Beneath the gums, the dental implants extend deep into the jawbone for incredible stability and security.
When necessary, the denture can be removed for cleaning and maintenance, and then snapped back into place for all-day wear.
The dental implant foundation becomes the only necessary anchor for your denture, and will completely eliminate the need for additional denture adhesives. With the dentures firmly attached to the implant foundation, you will regain the freedom to enjoy the foods of your choice-no matter the texture! Implant supported dentures can also make a significant difference in the clarity of your speech.
What is All on 4: Teeth in one day?
TEETH IN ONE DAY is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure. This technology utilizes collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the oral surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery.
The computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling, and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.
The process begins at your evaluation appointment where your surgeon and implant treatment coordinator will use state of the art digital technology including a 3d image to carefully develop your treatment plan. Call Great River Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C. today to schedule an evaluation appointment 563-557-1440.