Answers for Full or Partial Dentures
Unsecured dentures are an old- fashioned solution for individuals who have lost all of their teeth. Most of these patients lost their natural teeth due to periodontal disease or tooth decay , an accident or illness. Others may have inherited poor teeth. For these people dentures were all we could offer in the past.
Denture patients often have difficulty tasting their food due to all the plastic covering their taste buds. With dental implants, we can restore teeth so they look and feel natural. It is often hard to know what we have lost until we get it back, Dental implants can help you get back your ability to eat /bite, and to taste foods you haven’t been able to for years. Although nothing can completely replace a natural tooth, dental implants are as close as you can get to what nature gave you.
With implant-stabilized dentures, no longer will they have to carefully select foods that don’t require any chewing. Patients can enjoy the confidence to eat foods they previously avoided. Speaking in public can be done with confidence.
This process can vary in length from 2- 6 months. A discussion with one of our dentists can help you decide which option is best for you.
In medicine and dentistry patients are experiencing much less discomfort and faster recoveries after surgery. Compare the experience of gall bladder surgery today with that of just twenty years ago. Similar experiences are possible today with implant surgery. Patients can have an implant placed in the morning and go back to work that afternoon!
With the aid of 3-D implant planning and CT technology, we able to place implants through a much smaller opening than was previously needed. Although not all cases can be done this way, quite a few patients may be candidates for this type of treatment.
Treatment approaches are available for patients to have their teeth the day of the implant surgery. See if you are a candidate.