Permanent Denture Implants
At Smiles for Life Dental Care, our exceptional treatments is permanent denture implants, a revolutionary option for individuals with extensive tooth loss.
The Fixed Bridge Method
The fixed bridge method used at Smiles for Life presents an innovative approach to restoring a full arch of teeth with optimal stability and efficiency. Unlike traditional implant-supported bridges that typically require six to eight implants, our technique utilizes four strategically placed implants. This streamlined approach not only reduces the number of implants needed but also minimizes the invasiveness of the procedure.
With the fixed bridge method, two implants are inserted vertically at the front of the jaw, while the other two are placed at an angle towards the back of the jaw. This specific arrangement is designed to maximize contact with the available bone tissue, even in cases of jaw recession. By angling the posterior implants, we can effectively utilize the existing bone structure and avoid the need for additional treatments such as bone grafting. This not only simplifies the process but also reduces the overall treatment timeline.
The strategic placement of the four implants in the fixed bridge method ensures excellent stability and support for the dental bridge that will be attached. This innovative technique provides a strong foundation for the replacement teeth, enabling patients to enjoy the benefits of a fully restored arch of teeth with confidence. The fixed bridge method not only improves oral functionality but also enhances aesthetics, giving patients a natural and seamless smile.
At Smiles for Life, our experienced dental team is well-versed in performing the fixed bridge method with precision and expertise. We understand the unique challenges that patients with jaw recession may face, and our approach is tailored to address these concerns effectively. With our advanced techniques and commitment to patient comfort, we strive to deliver exceptional results that exceed expectations.
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The Advantages of Fixed Bridges
Fixed bridges offer several advantages for individuals seeking a reliable and aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement option. Here are the key advantages of fixed bridges:
Bone recession is a common side effect of missing teeth. Fortunately, dental implants work even if you have sustained jawbone atrophy. While you would need bone grafting in order to qualify for traditional implants, you can skip these extra steps.
Replacing an entire row of teeth can be expensive. Typically a more cost-effective way to get implant-supported dentures. Dental implants are typically priced by the unit, meaning the fewer posts you need, the less expensive your treatment total.
Treatment timeline is much faster than traditional dental implants. Avoiding a bone graft can save you 3-6 months alone. Furthermore, we can attach your denture immediately after placing your implants, restoring your smile in one appointment.
Fixed bridges are a versatile dental solution that can effectively tackle multiple dental concerns.
Dental Implants are designed to treat several oral health conditions. The technique is suitable for those with:
Decayed or Damaged Teeth
A partial will be recommended if you still have some remaining healthy teeth. A traditional partial denture is similar to a traditional full denture. However, it will only replace part of your dental arch and relies on hidden clasps that connect to your remaining healthy teeth.
Complete Tooth Loss
If you have lost a full arch or all of your natural teeth, an implant-supported denture offers an excellent opportunity to rebuild your smile. Most patients who need a full denture qualify.
Advanced Gum Disease
Severe periodontal issues can compromise the stability of your teeth. For some patients, the best treatment option is to remove the remaining teeth, allowing the gums to heal so our doctors can place dental implants.
Candidates for Fixed Bridges
Fixed bridges are not suitable for everyone. Before you can start treatment, you will need to attend a consultation with one of our dentists. At this time, we will ask you several questions about your medical history and perform a thorough dental examination. Factors that can affect your candidacy include:
Since implants require a surgical procedure, you need to be in good health to qualify. Certain medical conditions, like autoimmune disorders and uncontrolled diabetes, can put you at higher risk for complications. Make sure that you are healthy enough to undergo surgery and tell the dentist if you have a history of adverse effects from anesthesia.
Fixed bridges are designed to accommodate jaw recession but only up to a certain point. If your bone density is too low, you face potential implant failure. During your consultation, we will take 3D scans of your jaw to determine if bone grafting is necessary.
We only recommend dental implants for patients who are nonsmokers. If you smoke, you will need to quit several months before implant surgery and refrain from using tobacco products throughout your entire treatment. Your dentist will speak to you about the potential risks and discuss your nonsurgical tooth replacement options.
A Closer Look at the Procedure
A closer look on the procedure of Permanent Denture Implants
Our Personalized Process
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Sedation Can Ensure Your Comfort
Our team will take your budget into account. Implant-supported dentures and Fountain of Youth dentures often cost more, but the superior comfort and function prove worthwhile for many patients. During your consultation, we can provide you with a quote and discuss payment plans that help you budget for any services your insurance does not cover. Our practice accepts many convenient payment options for our Harrisonburg, VA, patients.
To further enhance convenience, our practice accepts multiple payment options, ensuring that you have flexibility in choosing a method that works best for you. We are committed to delivering high-quality dental care while prioritizing your comfort, satisfaction, and financial well-being.”
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