When you have total tooth loss, or at least have lost the majority of your teeth, then the health, function, and appearance of your smile suffers. To correct this, and ensure results that last for decades, we could secure a set of dentures with dental implants. With the All-On-Four option, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons can even do this in a single visit!
The Impact of Total Tooth Loss
When you lose most or all of your natural teeth, this could have a major negative impact on the smile. For example, the types of foods you can eat are severely limited, and you may feel embarrassed to be in social situations. Over time, the lack of tooth roots could mean the body suspends or diverts the flow of calcium and phosphorus that would normally reach the tissue around your missing teeth. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue breaks down, leading to a weakened smile, an older appearance, and for some, limits on the ability to receive dental implants. But even at this stage, we could potentially support new implant dentures without first undergoing grafting or sinus lift procedures!
Securing Your Dental Implants
To begin, we will carefully examine your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral camera images. These will allow us to assess the stability of your jaw, and to see whether these can receive the smaller and more economical implants we offer as part of the All-On-Four procedure. If so, then we will guide the posts into place at specific angles and potions to support new teeth and also stimulate the growth of jawbone structure to prevent further changes. The implant posts are made from biocompatible titanium, accepted by the body as natural roots, and boasting the ability to last for decades to come in many cases.
Attaching Your New Prosthetic
A custom prosthetic will be created, containing a full row of lifelike teeth that can support bite forces and offer a natural appearance. We set these in a base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue. Once we attach abutments to the implant posts, we can connect the prosthetic. We use only four posts, and this is all possible in a single visit in many cases. Teeth in a single day are possible! If you have any questions about the process, or if you would like to get started now, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Securing a New Smile in a Day?
We would like to help smile with confidence, often after only one appointment. If you would like to learn more about addressing the unsightly gaps in your smile, then contact your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons by calling 707-545-4625.