Implant-Supported Dentures and Options for Missing Teeth
Dental Implants are the Modern Solution for the Replacement of Missing Teeth
Dental implants are the most lifelike and durable solution for the problem of missing teeth. They look and feel completely natural and, with adequate care and maintenance, can last a lifetime. Whether you are missing one, several or all of your teeth, dental implants can be the most versatile solution. Implants can be used to support a single crown, a dental bridge or a full set of dentures.
Because of recent technological advances in dentistry, most people are now candidates to receive dental implants. Below are our dental implant options.
Replacing a Single Missing Tooth
Dr. Perlman or Dr. Molina will place a titanium post directly into your jawbone to act as a durable, stable and long-term artificial tooth root. Once the dental implant is in place and has fused to the bone, a connecting piece, known as an abutment, is placed on top of the implant to support a dental crown.
The implant-supported new tooth will look and feel incredibly realistic. Since the implant replaces your dental roots, your new tooth is firmly anchored in your mouth so you can enjoy complete dental function. Patients have said it’s often impossible to tell the difference between the implant tooth and their natural, healthy teeth.
Replacing Several Teeth With Implant-Supported Bridges
Where several teeth in a row are missing, Dr. Perlman or Dr. Molina can replace them with a bridge anchored to implants. An implant is not needed for each tooth being replaced as several teeth can be replaced with just two dental implants for support.
Implant-supported bridges are strong and can provide nearly the same chewing and biting power of regular teeth. A series of implant-supported bridges can even be placed to replace an entire dental arch.
Implant-Supported Denture Options
Traditional dentures are difficult to wear as they may involve messy adhesives, gum soreness, difficulty in chewing and, over time, the need for refitting. These problems can be solved with implant-supported dentures.
There are many advantages to using implants to support replacement teeth. Not only are they more stable than traditional dentures, but they also help to deter the bone loss in the jaw. Our doctors offer several options for implant-supported dentures.
Our doctors will place implants to support new dentures that can be snapped onto the implants yet can still be easily removed. The implant has a specially designed locator attachment that snaps into a receiving piece on the underside of the denture to hold it securely in place. Our doctors will assess the number of implants that will be needed to ensure a stable fit—usually four for the upper arch and at least two for the lower.
The improved ability to chew is one of the biggest advantages to implant-supported removable dentures. Since the dentures are anchored on the implants instead of the gum, they allow patients to bite much harder with no discomfort. There’s no need for the usual adhesives and none of the pain and discomfort results from a traditional denture rubbing against the dental arch.
This is the most economical implant replacement solution for a full arch of teeth.
Retro-fitting Your Current Dentures With Implants
If you are currently wearing dentures, it is sometimes possible for our doctors to place a series of implants in your arch and retro-fit your current denture so the implants and your denture will snap together and provide added support.
Fixed Implant-Supported Dentures
For people who don’t want to take their dentures out every day, non-removable implant-supported dentures may be the best option. This approach takes more implants than a removable implant denture, usually six to eight per arch. Our doctors will determine the amount of implants needed to obtain the most stable outcome.
When dentures are attached to implants, you never have to worry that they will loosen or slip. That means you can eat whatever you want, speak normally, and forget all about bothersome denture creams and adhesives.
$79 New Patient Exam Special Offer and Dental Implant Consultation
Dental implants are the most stable and lifelike option to replace missing teeth. Find out if you’re a candidate by scheduling a comprehensive exam and consultation.
- Digital X-rays
- Periodontal probing and charting
- Comprehensive oral exam
- Oral cancer screening
- Consultation with the doctor
- Discussion of your treatment options
- Answers to all of your questions
- Written treatment plan
- 3D CT Scan (as needed)
Usual Cost = $641
To make an appointment, call 904-900-2552 or click here to request an appointment online.