It can be a very daunting and scary time for patients who are faced with losing their teeth. It doesn't have to be that way. With the use of implants, losing your teeth can actually be the best thing that ever happened to some patients. Imagine beign able to eat just about anything you want without the suffering with the pain of loose or broken down teeth.
Dentures, or removable prosthetics have been around for a long time. They have evolved from "plates" made of wood and ivory to computer generated prothetics that can completely change someones mouth and life!
For those patient's who already wear dentures, and are not happy with what they have because they are mobile or "don't fit", many times we can use implants and change their whole outlook on life. Patients just bring their dentures in, and if there is enough space we can incorporate implants in to their existing denture and save them the cost of buying a new one.
All the procedures can be taken care of here in our office while sleeping in a safe and comfortable environment knowing that when you wake up you can smile and be free to eat the foods you used to without pain!
Below is an example of what is called an "All on 4" implant denture case. What this means is treatment consists of a screw retained denture that does not come out of the mouth except for 2-3 times per year to be cleaned. The denture is supported by 4 or more implants and that is where the name is derived from.