Dental Implants

Teeth In A Day

There are many reasons dental implants are becoming a very popular option for tooth replacement. When it comes to replacing teeth, all options basically fall into one of two categories: removable or fixed.

The two typical removable options are your everyday, basic dentures, and implant-supported overdentures. The former comes along with slipping, adjusting, and in turn, frustration. But the implant-supported overdenture is a more permanent denture. It’s anchored using 2-4 implants depending on the patient and has locator attachments for added stability.

Problem List

If you have multiple missing teeth or periodontal bone loss with a high decay rate, but you have anxiety when it comes to the dentist (as well as concerns about a potential infection), dental implants may be the right option for you. No pain is involved, and your bite will be restored. You’ll also be able to chew better. Finally, and most importantly, dental implants are a permanent solution; there’s nothing removable like traditional dentures are. They’re just like your natural teeth!

Four Options

Option Pros Cons
#1 – No Treatment None Non-Resolution of All Issues
Potential Infection/Loss of Additional Teeth/Bridge
#2 – Extract All Teeth
Immediate/Final Denture
Cost
Time
Removable
Relatively Unstable
Covers Palate
Bone Loss Over Time
Possible Changes In Taste/Speech
#3 – Removable Overdenture
With Implants
Increased Stability
Bone Preservation
Upgradeable to Fixed
Relatively Lower Cost
Removable
Requires Diligent Home/Office Care
#4 – Full Arch Implant Retained
Fixed Denture (All-On-4)
Secure, Natural Looking Teeth
No Need for Removal
No Costly Adhesives
Low-Maintenance
Preserves Jawbone
Restores Chewing Ability
Minimally-Invasive
Can Be Completed In 1 Day
Long-Lasting
Cost
Requires Diligent Home/Office Care

Why All-On-4 Is the Best Option for You

Did you know that more than 35 million people in America are missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth? Instead of living with the discomfort and maintenance of dentures, many people are opting for what is called full-mouth dental implant restoration. The All-On-4 treatment is a prosthodontic procedure that provides a permanent replacement for the entire upper and/or lower set of teeth with a bridge or denture. At the Center For Advanced Dentistry, we offer All-On-4 implants.

Just like the implant-supported overdenture, your teeth are replaced using 4 implants, but these use a permanent bridge instead of a denture. The bridge is screwed down to secure it in place, so you’ll feel like you can bite into anything once again! Fixed options are the closest thing you can get to natural teeth. There’s no removing them for cleaning; you brush them just as you would any teeth.

Schedule An Appointment

Have you had problems with dentures in the past, but still dream of finding an adequate teeth replacement solution? If you reside in the Auburn, ME area, call the Center For Advanced Dentistry to schedule a consultation regarding our permanent All-On-4 dentures. We’d be happy to answer all of your questions and help you make the most educated decision.

Call to get started today!