Dental Implants including Overdentures and All-on-4 Implants
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. Because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth, dental implants are quickly becoming the new standard in tooth replacement.
What makes dental implants feel completely comfortable and secure? ClearChoice doctors use a medical-grade titanium implant fixture that, over time, actually fuses to the living bone cells of the jaw. This union forms a strong and durable anchor for your new teeth, meaning there’s no slippage or other movement (which can sometimes happen with dentures). There are also no problems eating with dental implants, no need to repair them regularly and no more worrying about smiling freely and openly.
Dental implants typically have three parts:
1) The implant: A screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.
2) The abutment: A permanent, but removable by your doctor, connector that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.
3) The crown (or prosthetic tooth): This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of zirconia or porcelain for durability and good looks.
You can use dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth. If you need to restore a full arch, you may be a perfect candidate for the all-on-four treatment. Our surgeons will place four implants and then attach a full arch of teeth, giving the procedure its name (all teeth, only four implants).
Dental implants are an amazing advancement in dentistry over the past decades, allowing for your lost or missing teeth to be replaced without having to wear dentures. Teeth are often damaged in accidents, due to tooth decay, from periodontal disease, aging, prior wrong treatment or other issues. Dentures, partials or dental bridges once were the only solution for these problems, while many people have just chosen to live with gaps in their teeth.
There is no ideal retainer. They all work differently but ultimately have the same goal which is to maintain the ideal, final position of the teeth. If worn and handled as instructed by the orthodontist they allow patients to keep that beautiful smile they worked so hard to achieve.
Overdentures in Valencia and Santa Clarita CA
REPLACING TEETH WITH OVERDENTURES
A denture in the lower jaw is more susceptible to slipping or falling out. An overdenture provides a solution to this problem. This treatment involves the use of fixed dental implants, but the teeth themselves are removable. Overdentures may be recommended if your jaw is too weak for a complete fixed bridge and uses only four titanium posts. After the posts are placed into your jawbone, a titanium bar is attached to them. Your replacement teeth, which resemble a traditional denture in appearance, then snap or clip into place on the bar. Like a traditional denture, the teeth should be removed each night to be cleaned.
THE BENEFITS OF OVERDENTURES
While an overdenture does require surgery, the treatment requires less surgery than a complete fixed bridge. This is because you only need to have four posts implanted. With less surgery, your recovery time is shorter. Overdentures are also a more affordable treatment. There are several factors that contribute to this benefit, including the need for fewer posts, less surgery, and fewer follow up appointments.
Overdentures offer an effective solution for replacing missing teeth for those who are missing an entire arch of teeth, but who may not have enough bone mass in their jaw to support an implant supported denture.
We offer same-day implants and dentures, as the name implies, are made in our office and fitted for your mouth all in one visit!
All-on-4 Dental Implants in Valencia and Santa Clarita CA
An Effective Full Arch Replacement Solution
Dr. Salmassian practices all aspects of dentistry and specializes in creating beautiful smiles with cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry.
Smile Confidently. Eat and Speak Naturally.
By using dental implants, All-on-4® offers patients the convenience, stability and long-lasting smile benefits of a permanent replacement solution:
- Eat, speak and chew naturally
- Enhance bone health and your appearance
- Protect your smile from the effects of disease, infection and decay
- Easy care and maintenance, just like that of natural teeth
- No special pastes, adhesives or cleaning solutions
Permanent Tooth Replacement for Peace of Mind
Achieving your new smile is simple with the use of our advanced technology that allows Dr. Salmassian to place your dental implants with computer-assisted precision for the highest levels of success. After the All-on-4® dental implant procedure, patients leave our office with an unwavering smile and complete satisfaction with their results that comes from the peace of mind you receive from a fully functional, natural-looking and beautiful smile.