Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. Dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture.
Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.
Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. A thorough evaluation by your dentist will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
All-on-X implants allow you to achieve the smile of your dreams in just one day! A minimally invasive procedure, All-on-X is a revolutionary advancement in dental prosthodontics that uses a single full-arch restoration, anchored by four implants, to replace all teeth on the top and/or bottom of your mouth. Because the procedure takes place in just one day, you will never experience a day without teeth. Other benefits of All-on-X implants include a natural appearance, long term durability, less expense than alternate options, replacement teeth will not fall out or shift like dentures, biting and chewing is akin to permanent teeth, and there is usually no need for a bone graft. A recent survey showed 98% of people with All-on-X implants reported no need for replacement after 10 years or more. You can avoid a full mouth of dental implants or dentures with All-on-X. Ask us how this life-changing solution can work for you at your next appointment.
When should I consider getting a tooth implant?
You should consider tooth implants if you are missing teeth.
What are dental implants
Dental implants are the most realistic tooth replacements available. Implants begin with a surgically placed post that is securely anchored into the jawbone. The bone surrounding the anchor will heal in approximately six months. With a completely solid and stable anchor point, an artificial tooth is then installed. The end result is a new artificial tooth that is virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth, both from an aesthetic and functional standpoint. In cases where several teeth are missing, dental implants can also act as the teeth to which bridges are fixed, again perfectly mimicking the function of healthy, natural teeth.
What are the alternatives to dental implants?
A bridge or partial dentures may be considered if the financial burden of dental implants is too great.
When should I get implant dentures?
You should consider getting implant dentures if you have loose or poorly fit dentures. Loose dentures can make eating difficult and they can also cause painful sore spots on the gums as they slide around while chewing.
What is an implant denture?
An implant denture may be the answer. Usually two to four implants are surgically placed in the bone and become anchored as the bone heals and secures itself to the implant. This healing process takes about six months after which the dentist can begin constructing an implant denture. An implant denture is a removable denture with attachments on the underside that clip onto a bar connected to the implants. The attachments and bar hold the denture in place and keep it from moving when chewing and speaking. Implant dentures can be classified into two groups: Implant Retained Dentures and Implant Supported Dentures. Implant Retained Dentures are held in place by the attachments, but are mainly supported by the bone and gum tissue as is a conventional denture. Implant Supported Dentures are for patients who do not have sufficient bone and supporting gum tissue. This denture is mainly supported by the bar attached to the implants.
What are the alternatives to implant dentures?
New dentures may be considered if the financial burden of dental implants is too great.