Do you have missing teeth? Often, people with missing teeth will turn to traditional dentures to restore their smiles. Unfortunately, dentures can be a problematic solution at best. Dentures can make speaking and chewing difficult and require messy adhesives. Thankfully, there is an alternative to removable dentures. Implant supported teeth are fixed to your jaw and remain firmly in place so that you can eat and speak without fear of embarrassing slippage. No more adhesives – just natural looking and durable replacement teeth. In today’s blog, your Philadelphia implant dentists at By Design Dental discuss the advantages of implant-retained teeth.
Receiving Implant-Supported Teeth
The procedure for implant-supported teeth involves several key steps:
- Implantation – The first step involves placing implants into the jawbone. This procedure usually requires a low dose CAT 3D image to determine where sufficient bone is located to support the implants, as well as other important landmarks such as nerves in the jaw.
- Healing – Once the implants are in place you will be fitted with a set of fixed provisional teeth while the area heals and the jawbone to bonds with the implant. This process is referred to as osseointegration and takes about 100 days.
- Placing the restoration – At the completion of the osseointegration process, our in-house lab will process your final set of teeth to a CAD/CAM milled titanium bar and our expert restorative dentist will place and secure the final set of teeth to ensure a proper fit.
This revolutionary new way to receive a full set of functional implant retained teeth is accomplished with the All-On-4® treatment concept which uses four strategically placed implants to support a full set of teeth.
Of course, as with every dental implant procedure offered at By Design Dental, we will first need to assess your unique situation before recommending the right solution for you.
Schedule a Visit with Your Philadelphia Implant Dentists
Interested in improving the health and beauty of your smile? Schedule a free consultation and a low dose panoramic X-ray today by calling 484-231-1177. At By Design Dental, we provide affordable and convenient dental implants, employing the latest in implant technology to restore your smile to full function and appearance. We look forward to seeing you soon at our office located at The Atrium, 234 Mall Blvd., Suite 180, King of Prussia, PA 19406.