For patients missing most or all teeth on the upper or lower dental arch, implant-supported dentures are widely considered the ultimate restorative dentistry solution. Alfaya Family Dentistry in Orlando, FL, offers the latest techniques to place and restore dental implants, providing dentures that look and feel like a complete set of natural teeth.
Drs. David Ross and Karen Schmitt work as a team to help patients restore a healthy, beautiful, and fully functional smile. During a consultation, they can create a treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
Surgically placed in the jaw bone, titanium dental implants provide a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. This is because a natural osseointegration process causes bone tissue to fuse with the implant. Once this process is complete, the implant becomes a permanent part of the jaw, providing the strength and stability of a root.
Dental implants attach your denture directly to your jawbone.
Because implants provide reliable security and stability, there is no need to worry about dentures slipping out of place. For patients who have been struggling with loose and missing teeth, or have been suffering due to an unstable traditional denture, our implant dentures can be truly life-changing.
Compared to a traditional appliance, implant-supported dentures offer many significant benefits. Permanent implant dentures are designed to fit precisely, hugging the contours of your alveolar ridge. There are no gaps to trap food particles. Meanwhile, these dentures never need to be resized or adjusted to maintain fit because dental implants halt the changes in the jaw that normally follow tooth loss.
While implant dentures require time and some additional costs, many patients agree that the benefits more than justify the extra time and money.
Generally, a full arch of prosthetic teeth is supported by eight posts, and in some cases, even fewer implants are required. At Alafaya Family Dentistry, our Teeth Tomorrow™ system uses six dental implants for a full-arch dental bridge.
Teeth Tomorrow dentures are made with premium Prettau® Zirconia, the strongest material used in prosthodontics. This material also provides optimal beauty and durability. In many cases, patients can receive implants and temporary teeth the same day. Once your permanent Teeth Tomorrow dentures are complete, you can return to our office to have them attached to the implants.
Dr. Ross has years of experience placing dental implants. Dr. Schmitt specializes in prosthodontics, creating custom restorations to replace missing teeth. Together they provide premium, full-service implant dentistry under one roof.
Your initial implants appointment will involve a computerized assessment of your candidacy for the procedure. This involves taking a comprehensive digital scan to measure your facial structure and jaw bone density. Some patients require bone grafting prior to implants placement, but many patients can undergo treatment for Teeth Tomorrow without a preparatory procedure.
The implants process includes planning, surgery, a healing period of three to six months, and placement of your permanent restoration. While implant dentures require time and some additional costs, many patients agree that the benefits more than justify the extra time and money.
Our doctors offer a complimentary consultation for implants patients. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment.
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