Anderson Dental Group offers patients safe, successful and proven procedures for the installation of permanent nonremovable replacement teeth. These new teeth are supported by artificial dental root forms called dental implants. These tooth replacements look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants have solved many problems associated with tooth loss that previously required replacement by removable full or partial dentures.
We provide our dental implant patients with the comfort and assurance of having permanent teeth again. Many of our patients find that dental implants restore their self-confidence and self-esteem, while improving their overall quality of life.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. A patient that has lost their teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence again. The dental implants we use are made of titanium that is placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The patient’s bone bonds with the titanium creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Dental implants can help preserve facial structure and prevent bone deterioration, which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people smile, eat and live. People are rediscovering the comfort and confidence they had with their original teeth.
Some of the more popular technologies available to dentists who specialize in using mini implant solutions are Imtec, IntraLock and Sterngold. Each product although similar, has unique features that address certain types of dental and jawbone integrity issues that may be important for different patients.
A lucky few feel comfortable when they wear their dentures. Every other denture wearer is left to contend with slippage, wobbling, discomfort and in many cases, pain.
This is because without teeth, the underlying bone deteriorates and the denture no longer fits. The lips are working so hard to keep the denture in place, a natural smile doesn't come naturally at all.
A technological break-through now available with some dental practices is denture stabilization also known as Single Day Implants. The procedure stabilizes the existing lower denture by anchoring it into place using mini dental implants or MDIs.
The entire proceedure can be completed in a matter of hours... with results that can be quite stunning. Patients can hardly believe the improvement in their abilities to eat, speak, laugh and smile.
Denture stabilization is achieved through the use of an MDI or Mini Dental Implant. The procedure can stabilize a patient's denture or other prosthetic in just a few hours.
The 2.2 mm Diameter Implant (the same as a wooden toothpick) means less time in surgery to place the implants. It also provides immediate and on-going stabilization for those who can't tolerate full size conventional implants.
The patient is anesthetized and in the average denture stabilization case, there are six implants placed. These implants are then attached to the dentures with nylon snaps, so the denture snaps into place.
In many cases, patients do not require brand new dentures if they are not worn out. New or modified dentures are recommended only when dictated by changes in the patient's oral health.
The patient's existing denture is marked to show the placement of the implants and wells are drilled at each of those points at the dental lab.
Each well will contain a nylon snap that will allow the denture to snap on and off each implant.
The retrofitted denture is snapped into place and the patient is ready to have dinner the same evening. Watch a video that demonstrates the entire sequence of mini placements and fitting of the denture.
Contact our friendly staff at the Anderson Dental Group and we will be glad to explain more about denture stabilization and mini implants and how they can be implemented for a customized treatment plan.