Your smile expresses warmth, personality, and welcome to others. However, if you are missing all your teeth, you may feel uncomfortable smiling, which can negatively impact your personal and professional relationships and reduce your enjoyment of life. Fortunately, Dr. Arthur Chal, our skilled dentist, can help you restore your beautiful smile and regain your confidence with dental implants.
While dental implants offer a broad array of benefits, traditional removable dentures remain the most commonly utilized treatment for patients missing all their teeth. This option, however, is unsatisfactory for many individuals. Removable dentures have several drawbacks, including the propensity to shift in the mouth while eating and speaking. They may also hinder your speech or dislodge at inopportune moments. Additionally, removable dentures may not fit well and cause a great deal of discomfort. Even more troublesome, without your teeth you may eventually experience what is known as facial collapse, a condition where the jawbone gradually loses structure, affecting both the esthetics and function of the face.
Dental implants from our practice, on the other hand, can help to eliminate the risk of facial collapse by permanently implanting structural supports and dental crowns that look and function just like real teeth. As a result, you can eat, speak, and enjoy life without worrying about how your smile appears. If you are interested in using dental implants to replace your missing teeth, we offer two main options:
Utilizing a series of precisely placed structural posts, Dr. Chal will permanently attach a combination of bridges and crowns. Our dental implants page offers more detailed information about this procedure. As an alternative, you may wish to try our innovative and accelerated Teeth in an Hour™ approach, which can provide functional results in less than an hour for qualified candidates.
There are a variety of options within this second category of dental implants. You may choose to have two or more fixtures implanted and an overdenture placed on top. You can read additional material on this process on our implant overdenture page. This procedure can be adapted to suit a range of budgets, and Dr. Chal will help you determine the best method based on your anatomic and financial needs. Dr. Chal typically recommends the snap-on denture, as this design provides enhanced stability and comfort, often at the same cost. Additionally, fixed-retrievable and hybrid styles are also available, both of which are more fully explained on our dental implants options page.
If you have additional questions about dental implants for missing teeth, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chal, please contact us today.