Why Not ‘Grow’ New Ones?
Many people think it is no big deal to have missing teeth, but the loss of even one tooth can eventually let other teeth start to shift. The best way to replace lost teeth is with dental implants. They come up through the gums, giving them a very natural appearance. They can replace any number of teeth. Even patients with dentures can benefit, as implants take care of the problem of slipping and tilting. We make it easy for you, handling the complete procedure from post implant to crown fabrication, so there is no need for appointments at another practice.
Overdentures – The Answer for Slipping Dentures
Many denture wearers tire of the slipping and wandering of their dentures. We are pleased to offer overdentures, which will secure your dentures or bridge with implants to eliminate the problems of trapped food and tilting when eating or speaking. Dr. Smith has advanced training in the newest hybrid dentures for fixed/removable, implant-supported restorations. These are beautiful, natural-looking, and incredibly functional. You can go from no teeth to feeling like you never lost them at all!
New Breakthrough Allows Us to Help More Patients!
Many patients have been told they couldn’t get implants due to insufficient bone density. But we’re able to offer mini implants to many of these patients. These can replace one tooth or be used to securely hold a beautiful set of dentures in place, and they can often be placed where regular implants cannot. This means we can eliminate the insecurity, discomfort, and inconvenience that often accompanies traditional dentures.
The Sirona™ ORTHOPHOS XG 3-D cone beam CT takes a panoramic image of your entire jaw in a single span, providing the best resolution for a three-dimensional scan from a digital imaging system. This offers unmatched imaging with much lower radiation than conventional scans. The doctor also gets a much better view of the teeth and jaw than he would with “stitched together” individual X-rays.
The three-dimensional image allows Dr. Smith to have a virtual model of your entire jaw, which enables him to precisely diagnose, plan, and place dental implants with the aid of a computer-generated surgical guide. This technology makes the surgery very predictable and greatly reduces the time and stress associated with treatment. You’ll love the results.