Dental techniques and materials have advanced to a point where total and near-total mouth reconstruction is possible right here in the area.
Tooth Roots Permanently Anchored
Unlike traditional removable dentures, total mouth reconstruction requires strong, functional, and aesthetically pleasing teeth with roots permanently anchored into the jaw bone.
You have probably heard about dental implants; the tooth replacement option that is, in most cases, the ideal replacement for a missing tooth.
Versatile Dental Implants
Dental implants have been used for many years to replace one or two missing teeth. However, they can also provide a framework for crowns, bridges, and anchored dentures that replace nearly every tooth in the mouth!
What Are The Differences Between Fixed and Removable?
Fixed implant-retained dentures (sometimes called screw-in) require more implants than the removable type. They can restore 100% chewing function.
Removable implant dentures (sometimes called snap-in) may require just 4 implants to stabilize the upper arch and just 2 for the lower denture. Removable implant-stabilized dentures can restore up to 90% of chewing ability.
Case Study of Full Mouth Recontruction
Every smile redesign patient requires a unique combination of cosmetic dental procedures, but let’s talk about a hypothetical case involving several restorations:
‘Laura’ was a 52-year-old woman with a mouthful of problems. She was missing most of her back teeth on both her upper and lower arch. Four of her existing teeth were chipped and her gums had regressed revealing the metal bases of two old crowns.
To restore a beautiful, strong, and youthful-looking smile, she received tooth implants to anchor partial dentures for her upper and lower back teeth. After soft tissue grafts, her front teeth would receive a combination of porcelain crowns and veneers.
The result? A dazzling smile.
Laura is now proud to show off her smile. She can eat whatever she wants. She no longer feels self-conscious at social events.
To find out more about dental implants from Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO, please call our office.