Implant Supported Crowns
This nice gentleman has been dealing with ill-fitting lower denture for years. It's tolerable, but unpleasant. It is a story we hear from denture patients over and over again. Their dentures don't fit, the "glue" upset their stomach, sore spots develop so they cannot wear their dentures for days, foods get underneath the denture and have to excuse themselves, restaurant menu has nothing soft and appetizing that they can eat.
He doesn't have to deal with any of that anymore thanks to dental implants. He has the SAME function as he had before he lost his first adult tooth! He can have steak. He doesn't have to worry about cavities. He doesn't have to excuse himself to clean under his denture.
The six implant positions were pre-determined using 3D x-ray, and pre-designed on the computer. A surgical guide that was 3D printed fit over his existing teeth (or gum tissue). Surgery is extremely precise, less invasive, and with shorter recovery time. Because we can accomplish much more in shorter period of time, the per implant cost is also greatly reduced. He gets his teeth the same day when he walks out of the office. These teeth do not come out at all. They are fixed to the implants and function like natural teeth. This is in fact one of the most life changing experience we can provide our patients, and equally the most gratifying to us as dentists.
Another success story. This patient (below) wore partial dentures for many many years. She was not happy with the metal clasp showing, not happy with occasional sore spots, and not happy with the adverse forces the clasp put on the few remaining teeth that she has. Over the past few years, she had lost a few additional teeth due to bad forces. Plastic teeth were added to her partial multiple times as a result.
Multiple dental implants were placed - restoring her lost roots. Implant supported crowns, bridges were made to compliment her other existing teeth.
Implant supported crowns and bridges are just like her own teeth, but probably better because implants cannot decay. Our very appreciative patient now enjoys to smile, enjoys to eat, and she just comes in to our office for her six month cleanings. She literally has not sat in the dentist's chair for the past 7 years since the "makeover"! When high quality work is performed with precision, there is very little maintenance when everything is completed. She is so happy that she does not have to take anything out of her mouth at night!
Contact us or call us today at (508) 478-3800 if you would like to find out more about how implant dentistry can help you with your smile and function!