Losing all your teeth in one or both arches is devastating to your quality of life and your self-esteem. Although it may feel like an isolating situation, over 35 million Americans do not have any remaining natural teeth. If you are among those struggling with complete tooth loss, you have likely tried traditional dentures. Although several advancements have improved their fit and aesthetics, they still do not give you the results you want. Now, you can choose dental implants for full mouth replacement in Sarasota. Dr. Tindal will rebuild your smile using the next best thing to your real teeth.
A traditional denture is held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. For decades, this has provided a convenient and effective solution to replace all missing teeth. Over the years, they have undergone several improvements to enhance their function and appearance, but there are still limitations when compared to your natural teeth.
As an alternative, you can anchor your denture to your jawbone using strategically placed dental implant posts. They are surgically inserted into your jawbone to mimic the roots of your teeth. This stimulates new bone growth, so your jaw fuses to them. This prevents any slipping and irritation while also allowing you to enjoy several advantages that are not possible using traditional dentures, such as over a 95% 10-year success rate. You will regain as much as 70% of your biting force to enjoy your favorite foods again.
Traditional implant-retained dentures use an average of 6 to 8 implant posts to hold the denture in place. The process will occur in multiple stages to ensure the long-term success for your smile. It is not uncommon to need additional procedures, like bone grafting, before having your implant placement surgery. You will need to wait several months for your jawbone to heal before being fitted with your new denture.
Instead of a traditional implant-supported denture, you could choose All-On-4. Only 4 implant posts hold your denture in place, but do not worry, it will be secure. The posts are strategically placed in the thickest areas of your jaw. As a result, this can eliminate the need for bone grafting. You can also be fitted with a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery, so you do not need to go without your teeth while you heal.
If you are missing all your natural teeth in one or both arches and traditional dentures did not give you the results you wanted, you may be a candidate for full mouth replacement with dental implants. You must have good oral and general health while also being committed to your dental hygiene. Dr. Tindal performs the comprehensive consultation you need to ensure they are the right choice for you.
Are you ready to discover the security of dental implants? Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.