If you have dentures that don’t fit, solutions are available. And if you have dental issues that you know will require having your remaining teeth removed, alternatives to traditional removable dentures are available. No matter your situation and no matter your need, there’s a restoration method that will work for you. In many cases, permanent dentures could be the answer.
Dr. Paige Woods of Brighton Dental here in San Diego is an expert in dentures of all types and can tell you if permanent dentures are a smart choice for you. Admittedly, permanent dentures are more expensive than traditional dentures and require implants on which to mount them, so they aren’t for everyone. These implants require time to heal before you achieve full function. But if you’re new to dentures and want to solve issues before they happen or you have removable dentures that simply don’t fit very well, this could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Permanent Dentures Are Based On Implant Technology
Removable dentures often fit well, and if yours do, there’s no reason to move up to implant-based permanent dentures. Others are perfect candidates something better. And long-established implant technology makes it possible.
There are three ways in which today’s implants can replace missing teeth. One is a single-tooth implant using a screw that goes into underlying bone and is topped with a crown. Another is to support a bridge that replaces several teeth. A third use of implants is as a mount on which permanent dentures can be placed to restore an entire upper or lower dental arch.
Permanent dentures are held in place by several implants. At first, it was necessary to wait a long time for the implants to heal fully before permanent dentures could be attached. Now, we’re able to provide All-on-4 permanent dentures that allow us to restore an entire arch with only four posts. And here’s something else new: we use long, carefully angled posts at the back so that bone grafting isn’t needed. This means reduced cost, less healing time, a lot less pain and a shorter amount of time in our dental chair.
Leave With A Complete Set Of Teeth
When you choose All-on-4 permanent dentures, you can leave with complete set of new teeth in just one dental visit. We then complete the process for you over a couple of later visits. But from the moment you leave the first visit, you can eat, talk and show off your new teeth.
This simple procedure is the modern alternative to removable dentures. You can chew better, speak better and look better when you have permanent dentures because the shape of your face and other anatomical features are better preserved than with most removable dentures.
During follow-up visits, we take care of adjustments, ensure the health of the implants, answer any questions you have and more. But these are simple, short visits that come after you get your complete set of functional, beautiful teeth.
If you’re ready to replace your old dentures or finally deal with your missing or badly damaged teeth, we’re here for you at Brighton Dental, the gentle clinic where your needs are met with as little pain, discomfort and hassle as possible.
Learn more about All-on-4 on our Permanent Dentures page.
To book an appointment, contact us now. From the receptionist to the hygienists and the dental assistants who help Dr. Woods provide you great service, you’ll find friendly, professional people who want to help you resolve your dental and oral health issues for a better mouth and a better life. May we help you with permanent dentures?