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If you are missing all or most of your teeth, like other 36 million people nationwide, an Implant-supported bridge or denture is the latest solution for your lost natural teeth to regain the look and function of your original teeth for more comfortable chewing, speaking, and smiling with confidence. In addition, denture implants improve your jawbone structure and help you look younger and healthier.
Say Goodbye to Missing Teeth
Are you tired of having loose dentures while you are talking and eating? Or are you tired of constantly relining your denture? At Aria Dental of Mission Viejo, our highly skilled holistic & cosmetic dentist and our American Board-Certified Periodontist and implant specialists can help you find the best-personalized treatment, so you no longer must resort to many missing teeth or removable and unstable bridges or dentures.
Do you want to get your customized, comfortable, and all-natural implant denture and restore the appearance and functionality of your smile?
Full-arch Solutions to Missing Teeth
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is attached and supported by a dental implant. A traditional denture rests on your gums rather than the dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw but has an adequate bone in the jaw to support implants.
Dental implants integrate with the living bone, giving the denture a firm foundation. This means you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence and without restrictions. The dental implants will support the jawbone for improved long-term oral health.
Dental Implants Vs Dentures or Bridges
Permanent Tooth Replacement
Less Gum Irritation
More Aesthetically Pleasing
Improve Chewing & Speaking
Why Choose Implant Dentures over Traditional Dentures?
Although people have relied on the traditional bridge to literally “bridge” the gap left by a missing tooth for decades, in today’s modern, holistic, or biomimetic dentistry, it is not considered the optimal solution.
A traditional bridge features one or more artificial teeth or “pontics” supported by the healthy and natural teeth on either side of the gap. Before the bridge is placed, the adjacent teeth on both sides need to be drilled down and prepared for a crown to hold the artificial teeth and normal force. Once the material of healthy adjacent teeth is removed which is against biomimetic and conservative dentistry, these teeth are at increased risk of complications such as non-healthy root canal fracture and recurrent decay. Thus, metal-free zirconia dental implants are the far better and more optimal solution for missing teeth rather than traditional bridge or titanium alloyed implants.
Traditional full or partial dentures always get loose and can be difficult to deal with. The general problem with dentures is that no matter how good the original fit, the denture itself wears away at the bone, causing continuous bone loss and requiring the dentures to be constantly adjusted. Eventually, there is no bone structure available for any denture to fit onto. Implants can make them extremely secure and allow you to eat just about anything you desire and talk without trying to hold your loose denture with your tongue, cheeks, and denture adhesives.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Over Dentures or Bridges
All of these restorations replace missing teeth; however, dental implant is the only one that replaces the actual root structure of a tooth. This means that the prosthetic tooth (or teeth) is permanently fixed in the jaw and does not require any support from neighboring teeth or use of adhesive. A regular denture rests on the gums without any support; therefore, it causes gradual irreversible jaw bone loss. On the other hand, Implant-supported dentures has special structure that snaps onto the implants and minimize the jaw bone recession. No More Adhesive… No More Loose Denture…
If you wear a denture, implant-supported dentures can improve your comfort and minimize your speech impediments often associated with loose or ill-fitting dentures because implants integrate with the living bone, giving the denture a firm foundation. This means implants also allow you to chew much more efficiently, so you can live your life without restrictions on what foods you can or cannot eat. Eat What You Like, Not What You Can!
Sore spots or pressure points are not an issue with implant-supported removable dentures as they may be with traditional dentures. No More Sore Spot by Loose Denture…
A missing tooth will cause your jawbone to deteriorate, which will affect long-term alteration of facial appearance. As the bone deteriorates, it can make your face appear “sunken in” which in turn makes you look older. A dental implant helps to regain and rejuvenate your smile by giving the bone plenty of stimulation. Dental implants make you look younger, healthier, and more beautiful. No More Aging by Missing Teeth…
When Are Implant-supported Dentures an Excellent Choice?
Implant-supported dentures are an excellent choice for individuals who are missing all or most of their teeth in the lower or upper jaw bone. If the outlook of teeth is poor, you may consider implant-supported dentures.
Will I Have Teeth in My Mouth during This Process?
This is the number one question we get concerning implant-supported dentures. YES! You will always have teeth in your mouth during this process.
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Teeth Extractions & Jawbone Loss (Resorption)
A consequence of tooth extraction is alveolar ridge resorption (jawbone loss). This happens due to the tooth loss left unreplaced, especially multiple teeth. Teeth preserve the jawbone through pressure and stimulus of chewing; however, if teeth are extracted and not replaced with dental implants, the bone quickly “resorbs” into the body and causes alveolar ridge resorption. Bone loss can occur quickly after tooth extraction, often in as little as six weeks, so it is important to have a plan for replacement ready.
Bone loss can be prevented by giving the jawbone a replacement tooth with a root that can exert the same or similar pressure as natural teeth. This is done by replacing the single tooth with a metal-free dental implant, or by using an implant-supported bridge or denture.
What If I Don’t Have Enough Bone?
We have many patients who do not have enough bone, but they are able to have implant-supported dentures because our periodontists and implant specialists routinely perform bone grafting procedures.
Types of Implant-Supported Dentures & Bridges
Implant-supported dentures or bridge are categorized into two main types:
Fixed Full-Arch Implant-Supported Bridges
Fixed Full-Arch Implant Supported Bridges consist of 4-8 implants and a non-removable dental bridge that is placed permanently to the implants. Implant-supported bridges are the most natural-looking and acting replacement for missing teeth. Chewing power increase to as much as 99% of the normal bite force, which has a significant impact on a person’s digestive process.
With fixed implant-supported dentures, there is no need for the fake palate to cover the roof or floor of your mouth. Best of all, you don’t have to take your dentures out or gag with your dentures.
The prosthetic denture can be made of ceramic, resin, or Zirconium. Zirconium bridge is the latest material introduced into implant dentistry that has stronger, more durable, and visually appealing as compared to other types of bridge.
Bar Implant-Supported Overdenture
Implant-supported overdenture consists of 4 or more dental implants. It is a removable prosthesis that attaches in some manner to dental implants. There may be a metal bar to support the denture.
Compared to other implant-supported restoration methods, implant-supported over-dentures require fewer implants for each jaw, reduce the need for bone grafting, has faster treatment and healing time. Thus, your placement arch can be attached to your implants immediately after insertion.
Denture stabilization consists of a minimum of 2 implants per arch. Implant stabilization not only prevents facial shape changes caused by jaw bone recession, but also provides needed support for correct speaking, chewing, and smiling.
Dr. Horiyat & Dr. Frangopol Have Helped Thousands of Patients Feel Great About Their Smiles.
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