I’ve Worn Dentures for Years, Can I still get Dental Implants?

September 9, 2018
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implants after denturesMiami and Coral Gables, FL

One of the downsides to dentures is that they do not prevent bone loss. In time, denture wearers will experience bone loss in their upper and lower dental arch, which means the bone is resorbed by the body. When this occurs, it could make your dentures loose, or they may not fit at all. You might wonder if you are a candidate for dental implants since the success of an implant relies heavily on the amount of bone there is to support the implant posts.

If you have worn dentures for years, you may still be a candidate for dental implants via the All-on-4 Implant System. Here is how it works, and why you may still be a candidate even if you have a substantial amount of bone loss.

What is All-on-4?

The All-on-4 Implant System also known as Teeth-in-a-Day offers a revolutionary tooth replacement option that is permanent. The procedure consists of surgically placing four mini implants into the upper and lower dental arch. Since these implants are shorter than traditional dental implants and are placed at an angle using the frontal bone (bone in the front of the mouth), your Miami implant dentist can generally work with patients that have substantial bone loss. 

Attached to the implants is an overdenture, a single unit of replacement teeth with a specific amount of acrylic made to look like natural-looking gum tissue, which fits over the boney ridge or your dental arch. The overdenture is permanently attached to the implants, which means they never have to be removed, and will provide you with a gorgeous new smile that instills confidence like never before.

Benefits of Teeth-in-a-Day

Patients who have undergone treatment for Teeth-in-a-Day enjoy many benefits of this permanent tooth replacement option. Teeth-in-a-Day is permanent, so you never have to worry about ill-fitting or loose dentures again. No taking your teeth out all of the time to clean them or soak them overnight. No dealing with discomfort or sores in your mouth from your dentures. Plus, Teeth-in-a-Day looks completely natural, even more so than dentures.

The Process

The best part about Teeth-in-a-Day is that you never have to go without any teeth! Even if you are not currently a denture wearer, and are about to have your damaged teeth extracted, you do not have to wait weeks to receive your new teeth.

We begin by gathering information to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Gathering of this information may include an oral health assessment, digital scans, impressions, or digital X-rays, all which are to be used for the construction of your new teeth.

We send off this information to our trusted dental lab, which will handcraft your replacement teeth. When you return to our office after the teeth are made, we begin the work of removing any damaged teeth and placing the dental implants. If you already have all of your teeth extracted, we will just move forward with placing the implants. And then, we attach the overdenture to your implants during the same appointment. There are no repeat visits necessary, no healing time required, and no downtime.

Caring for your Teeth-in-a-Day

You should care for your new teeth just like you would your natural ones, by brushing and flossing daily, and remember to still visit your family dentist in Miami at Miami Designer Smiles for routine checkups and cleanings. Even your replacement teeth and implants will need to be evaluated and cleaned, just like natural teeth.

Teeth-in-a-Day in Miami

Ready to learn more? Contact Miami Designer Smiles today by calling (305) 595-4616 to schedule a consultation or to learn more about this revolutionary procedure.

Miami Designer Smiles serves patients in Miami and Coral Gables, FL.

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