New innovations in dentistry allow us to preserve your natural teeth for longer. Unfortunately, despite these advancements, 35 million Americans do not have any teeth. If you have lost all your teeth, it is devastating to your confidence and your quality of life. Now, you need full mouth replacement to rebuild your smile. You may have tried traditional dentures, but they did not give you the results you wanted. We can help you enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth with implant-retained dentures.
Now, conventional full dentures offer a more realistic look and feel than ever; however, they will never feel natural. You can skip the slipping and irritation while enjoying a solution that closely mimics your natural teeth using dental implants.
Biocompatible titanium implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone. They act as new roots, stimulating your jaw to encourage new bone growth. This allows your jawbone to fuse to them to create a secure foundation for your new smile. In fact, you can regain as much as 70% of your biting force to enjoy your favorite foods again.
A specific number of strategically placed implant posts support your custom-made denture arch. An acrylic base is created to hold your porcelain teeth. Your denture is attached to the implant posts using either bar-retained or ball-retained fixtures.
Implant-retained dentures offer over a 95% success rate, and they can last for several decades, but your treatment process can take several months. You must wait for your jawbone to fuse to the posts before your permanent denture is placed.
All-on-4 is another type of implant-retained denture, but it offers significant differences to the traditional method. Only 4 implant posts are used to anchor your denture. They are placed at an angle in the thickest part of your jaw. As a result, this can often eliminate the need for bone grafting for those who have lost density in their jaw. In addition, we can often fit you with a temporary denture the same day as your implant placement surgery. You will not need to go without your teeth while you heal. Although only 4 implant posts are used, do not worry. You can chew, smile, and speak without your denture slipping.
If traditional dentures did not give you the results you wanted, you might be a candidate for full mouth replacement using dental implants. Generally, if you have good oral and general health, you are a candidate for the procedure, but we will need to perform a consultation to ensure they are right for you. Besides a visual examination and reviewing your medical history, we take diagnostic images to assess your oral structures. We can then create the customized treatment plan you need to replace your missing teeth.
If you are ready to overcome the challenges of tooth loss, contact Island City Dental to see if dental implants are right for you.