For those patients who have experienced advanced tooth loss, your Lansdale dentist and dentistry team at Brookwood Dental Associates are here to help. We don’t want our patients to struggle with speaking, smiling, and eating all of their favorite foods, so we encourage you to contact us right away to schedule a tooth replacement consultation appointment. During this appointment, we’ll review all of your dental treatment options and partner with you to develop the ideal restoration plan to meet your needs and put the smile back on your face.
If you’re experiencing pain, our first step is to relieve this discomfort with numbing medication or other pain relieving products. Then, we’ll partner with you to create your tooth replacement plan. We are happy to offer both traditional, removable dentures and dental implant supported dentures. Full mouth dentures are advanced tooth replacement prosthetics crafted using a gum-colored base material to support a full row of natural looking replacement teeth. Traditional dentures are molded to create a snug fit between the gum line and denture that causes suction, stabilizing the denture as you speak, chew, and smile. Some patients also use denture adhesive to improve the stability of the removable full dentures. Implant dentures are attached to between four and six dental implants to create increased stability. Before we begin either tooth replacement option, we may need to perform one or more preparatory procedures, including tooth extractions and tissue grafts. Once your plan is in place and your smile is prepared, our skilled dentists set to work designing your flawless, custom denture.
While we are happy to offer both removable and implant-fixed dentures, we often recommend dental implant supported tooth replacement plans as they offer improved stability and longevity compared to their traditional counterparts. An implant-retained denture will look and feel more like your natural smile, allowing you to confidently speak and smile. You can also eat all of your favorite foods without fear that your denture will slip or slide. Depending on your unique goals, we can provide a semi-permanent fixed implant denture or a removable implant-retained denture. Both prosthetics have the benefit of improved stability and longevity compared with traditional removable dentures.
For those patients interested in a dental implant supported tooth replacement plan who have experienced significant loss of supportive structure and those who are at risk for dental implant failure, an All-on-4 denture may be a better option. As the name indicates, the majority of All-on-4 dentures are supported by just four dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures, the restoration process using All-on-4 dental implants, makes the most of naturally denser structures to support the full denture. Two implant posts are positioned vertically into the front of the jawbone and two are placed diagonally from the back to the front. This provides support for the full denture without the need for potentially invasive bone or soft tissue grafting procedures.