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Dental Implants

What Can All-on-4® Do For My Smile?

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It’s not uncommon for individuals who have dentures to feel self-conscious about their smile, especially if their dentures often slip in and out of place. This lack of security is one of the primary reasons why patients seek out implant dentures — an upgrade to traditional removable dentures that doesn’t require messy pastes and adhesives. Rather than being attached to the gums with paste, implant dentures are permanently affixed to […]

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How Do I Get a Better Fit for My Dentures?

Living with missing teeth can be debilitating for many reasons, ranging from a loss of biting function to an impaired smile. Dentures have served as an effective way to replace an entire row of lost teeth for many decades, but they’re not a perfect solution for some patients. In addition to gum slippage and irritation caused by these restorations, dentures may also prevent you from eating your favorite foods. Plus, […]

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Does Wearing Dentures Affect Nutrition?

Dentures are sets of artificial teeth designed to replace the entirety of the upper and/or lower dental arches. These prostheses have been utilized for decades and are often considered a go-to technique to resolve the dental needs of seniors and adults with widespread tooth loss. While removable dentures can indeed restore a patient’s smile and ability to bite, recent studies have indicated that the limitations presented by these restorations may […]

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Consequences of Tooth Loss

Tooth loss can occur for any number of reasons, whether your teeth were avulsed (knocked out) in an accident or extracted due to severe decay. Regardless of the cause, missing teeth can negatively affect your wellness in multiple ways, including: Physiological: With empty spaces in your dental arches, surrounding teeth can loosen and shift, resulting in changes to your bite. This can compromise proper jaw alignment and potentially warrant treatment […]

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How to Choose the Best Dentist For Dental Implants

Selecting a Top Dental Team to Place Your Dental Implants

Considered the “gold standard” for replacing missing teeth, dental implants typically require a multi-stage treatment plan to effectively restore lost form and function. Dr. John Weston and Dr. Nicholas Marongiu of Scripps Center for Dental Care delineate what patients should look for when selecting a skilled implant dentist for their needs. San Diego, CA — Dental implants offer unrivaled security and long-term results when compared to other tooth replacement options. […]

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What is the Difference Between All-on-4 and Dentures?

Attached dentures and All-on-4® implant dentures are both effective ways to replace an entire row of missing teeth, but the similarities between the two treatments generally end there. Dentures can indeed help circumvent some of the cosmetic and functional issues caused by missing teeth, but they often lack the security and comfort that allow individuals to eat, drink, and speak with confidence. Since they are fastened to the gums with […]

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Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

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Dental implants have long been considered the gold standard of tooth replacement, boasting a success rate of nearly 98 percent according to the Journal of Oral Implantology. The popularity of dental implants is due, in part, to the long-lasting results provided by the restoration. When properly placed, dental implants can provide decades of use. While implant failure is rare, it is possible if certain factors before or after the osseointegration […]

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Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

Restoring the smile after tooth loss can provide a multitude of benefits, but many patients fear they are not ideal candidates for what is considered the best technique: dental implants. Fortunately, even if you are unable to have a full set of dental implants, implant dentures can be a great alternative. Implant-supported dentures typically use four to six implants to secure a full arch fixed appliance. As a result, this […]

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What Is the Difference Between All-on-4™ and Dentures?

Two of the most popular methods to replace all missing teeth are traditional dentures and All-on-4™, an innovative technique that uses dental implants and a dental appliance to restore the smile. Each option has its benefits and drawbacks, and your unique needs and goals will help determine which one is ideal for you. Our experienced dentists have provided a quick overview of each option to aid in your research: Traditional […]

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What Is All-on-4™?

Missing teeth can be a problem for numerous reasons, from a lack of confidence when smiling to difficulty eating and speaking. While a full set of dental implants is the gold standard treatment, this approach is not right for everyone. Similarly, traditional dentures may be affordable, but they have a number of drawbacks that can give patients pause. If this is the case for you, All-on-4™ may be the ideal […]

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