Have you recently received a set of dentures and feel that your replacement teeth lack stability? Perhaps you worry that your dentures may slide through your mouth when eating. If your current set of dentures lack the stability and support you need, there exist alternatives to replacing missing teeth. Our oral surgeon offers dental implants and implant supported dentures, which provide durable support and optimal oral function.
Traditional dental implants replace one missing tooth. They are crafted from a screw-like rod made of titanium and contain an abutment to which a custom-made crown will be affixed. The implant is surgically inserted into the jawbone through the empty tooth socket. Patients receiving traditional implants will then undergo a recovery period where the bone will naturally fuse around the titanium rod. This process allows the implant to function just like a natural tooth’s roots, offering permanent stability. Once our oral surgeon has determined that the implant is stable, the custom crown will be attached to fill in the space where the tooth once was. Dental implants are cleaned just like natural teeth and sturdy enough to eat a variety of foods.
Because dental implants are not right for every patient, we offer implant supported dentures utilizing the patented All-on-4 method. This method stabilizes a full set of dentures through the strategic placement of four small dental implant rods. Like traditional implants, the four smaller implants are surgically implanted directly into the lower or upper jawbone. After implantation, a full set of dentures will be attached to the implants. The All-on-4 method provides more stability than traditional dentures because the prosthetic set of teeth is firmly anchored in place.
Tooth loss in adulthood is often a traumatic experience and many patients lose confidence in their smiles. To improve patients’ self-esteem and oral function, we encourage patients missing teeth to explore their options. To schedule an appointment with our compassionate and skilled oral surgeon, contact EverSmile at 214-234-9143 today.