Albertville and Gadsden, FL
No More Dentures. Get A Set of Fixed Teeth in One Appointment.
Replacing missing teeth can be an effective way to restore your chewing function and smile. Traditionally, removable dentures were the most common method to replace teeth when a patient has had all their teeth extracted. However, patients with traditional dentures may experience an improper fit that result in loss of appetite and mouth sores. Not to mention, loose fitting dentures can cause embarrassment when socializing with others. Eventually, the patient may even stop wearing their expensive dentures. With today’s advancements in dentistry, All on 4 Dental Implants can change the life of a denture wearer. This extraordinary procedure involves the placement of four dental implants, two implants in each jawbone that either dentures or a specially crafted dental bridge can attach to, providing a secure, comfortable fit.
The purpose of the All on 4 Dental Implants is to provide the function, strength, and aesthetics to your smile, without the need for traditional dentures. Since traditional dentures only restore one’s chewing capabilities to about 10-20 percent of what is normal, loss of appetite and poor nutrition may occur for some patients. With the All on 4 Dental Implants, the patient can have nearly 90 percent of the chewing capabilities restored, providing them with the look and feel of their natural teeth.
The All on 4 Dental Implants for dentures involve placement of dental implants in the upper and lower jawbone, leaving an abutment above the gum line. The abutment is how the specially made dentures will connect to the implants. This way, the dentures have a secure and comfortable fit, but can be easily and conveniently be removed for cleaning. Combining the All on 4 Dental Implants procedure with dentures will provide you with more comfort and less embarrassment that comes along with loose fitting traditional dentures.
Some patients may prefer a more permanent solution to their missing teeth. In this case, a full mouth dental bridge can be used to attach permanently to the All on 4 Dental Implants. Wall Street Dentistry uses Prettau Implant Bridges to attach to the dental implants. This specially designed dental bridge provides a natural looking appearance to your smile and helps restore the loss of your chewing functionality.
The Prettau Implant Bridge procedure begins with the permanent placement of your dental implants. After adequate healing time, the dental implants fuse to your jawbone, becoming a part of your natural anatomy. During this healing time, the patient is provided a temporary bridge to wear. The construction of the Prettau Implant Bridge is done so by using CAD/CAM technology, which reconstructs the look of your teeth. Images are then sent to a dental lab to handcraft your dental bridge. Our trusted dental lab will construct the Prettau Implant Bridge from a material known as zirconia, which is the strongest and most durable material available in the world of dentistry. After the healing process, the patient returns for the placement of the Prettau Implant Bridge. This specially crafted bridge will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth did. Once permanently secured to the abutments of the dental implants, the dental bridges cannot be removed. With the dental bridges, it is important that patients practice good oral hygiene habits to help ensure the longevity of their dental implants and preservation of their oral health.