Millions of adults who suffer from permanent tooth loss often miss out on life's simple pleasures due to physical or emotional pain. Dentures, bridges or missing teeth often make men and women very self-conscious. Difficulty speaking because of denture slip or crack or pain and irritation are constant reminders of limitations denture wearers feel. Tooth loss has many adults feeling their appearance looks "aged" before their time.
Dental implants act as a secure anchor for artificial replacement teeth and are a great option for people missing natural teeth. Dental implants eliminate the instability of removable bridges and surface adhesives.
Whether a patient needs a single tooth, a partial bridge or full set of replacement teeth, dental implants are fitted to each individual patient needs. Dental implants are as close to natural teeth in function and appearance and are an excellent alternative to conventional dentures.
If you are among the millions of Americans who suffer from permanent tooth loss, you can eliminate the problems and pain caused by dentures, bridges or missing teeth. You can begin to rediscover the joy of eating healthy, speaking clearly and laughing comfortably.
Take the first step. Get the facts about dental implants. Make an appointment to see Dr. Santin, a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. With his training and expertise, he can determine if dental implants are right for you.
There are a variety of implant supported dentures available, with each designed to handle a particular type of necessary restorative dentistry situation. A supported partial denture is a partial denture that uses the support and foundation of a series of dental implants to hold the denture firmly in place. Before you can have implant-supported dentures created and installed, you must first have the implants placed. Once the implants are placed, we will install one of two different kinds of implant supported fixed dentures: bar-retained or screw-retained. Bar-Retained Dentures are held in place by clips that snap into a thin metal bar that rests on top of your implants. Screw-Retained Dentures are fitted into metal attachments that sit within another metal attachment within the implant. Where regular teeth dentures may slip and slide uncomfortably when talking or eating, implant supported dentures are comfortably held in place by the implants, leaving you free to live your life.
Amanda, our Dental Implant Coordinator, will be your individual coordinator, arranging all appointments and managing every part of the process from start to finish...even coordinating all communications between your general dentist and our surgeon, Dr. Santin.