What Can All-on-4® Do For My Smile?
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 […]
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 […]
Why Do Dental Implants Fail?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When Should I Consider Dental Implants?
The loss of one or more teeth can occur for any number of reasons. Regardless of the cause, the result is often distressing for the individual. You may not wish to smile due to your discomfort with your appearance; you may have difficulty talking or eating; you may even give up certain activities or foods. Fortunately, restoring your smile after tooth loss is easier and more effective than ever with […]
How Do I Choose the Right Dentist for Dental Implants?
One of the many benefits of dental implants is that they can last for a lifetime—but only if they are placed by a skilled and experienced dental team. Choosing the right dentist to perform your treatment is arguably the most important step in your journey to restore your smile. But with so many options available, how can you find a professional that prioritizes your care? We offer some tips to […]
Reasons for Tooth Extractions
There are many different dental care services that our team can provide. Each is designed to ensure lasting dental health for the patient in the long run. When you meet with a restorative and cosmetic dentist, you’ll be able to learn more about all of your options for advanced care. Right now, we’d like to look at some of the basics regarding tooth extractions. Some patients do not realize just […]