DENTURES - GROSSE POINTE, MI
options for missing teeth
TYPES OF DENTURES
There are several ways to replace your missing teeth. Dr. Stonisch will be able to recommend the best option for you, whether it’s a denture, bridge, or implant after a complete evaluation. If dentures are recommended, there are several types – each made from different materials and serving different purposes. It’s important to understand what the benefits of the different types are when deciding what is best for you. Below are some of the options.
Traditional dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. Two types of dentures are available — complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
A denture closely resembles natural gum tissue and teeth. Dr. Stonisch can make dentures that fit comfortably, appear natural and help you stay healthier.
fixed bridges and implants
Dentures do not always have to come in and out of your mouth. With modern technology like the X-Nav system, Dr. Stonisch can place dental implants with precision and accuracy and then fix or adhere a denture to these implants. This denture would stay in your mouth and not rock or move.
To learn if you are a candidate for a non-removable denture, call our Grosse Pointe, MI office for a consultation. If several natural teeth still remain, fixed bridges and/or implants may also be recommended to give you back the smile you had.
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ABOUT ALL-ON-X DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dental implants are one of the latest developments in dentistry that have changed the way people perceive dental restoration. The All-on-X procedure takes dental implants to the next level.
This procedure of dental implant placement consists of replacing the missing or damaged tooth with an implant that is made of either Titanium or ceramic. The missing tooth crown is then replaced with a crown using an abutment, which connects the crown with the screw. The All-on-X dental implants allow patients to replace multiple missing or damaged teeth at the same time.
Dr. Stonisch uses X-Guide, a dynamic 3D navigation for computer-guided surgery to determine the best locations for implants and inserts them into the bone.
Next, a temporary denture is usually inserted so that you be able to smile and eat normally while your natural bone heals and grows around the implants, as it would around a natural tooth. This takes a few months, and then a full-arch denture is fitted and permanently secured to your implants.
A dental bridge anchored by 4 implants that can be placed in the top or bottom teeth are used in the All-on-X process, positioning the implants within the jawbone at the same time.
The All-on-X will use just four implants to replace multiple missing teeth. Being made of titanium, the implant can fuse to the bone, becoming a part of the jawbone.
The All-On-X Can Last Much Longer
Titanium implants are designed to last a lifetime and to support zirconia implant crowns, unlike traditional crowns.
Also chosen for its aesthetics, Zirconia is the most durable material used in implant dentistry. Zirconia crowns not only look great but also no one can tell the difference.
A cost-efficient and minimally invasive method All-on-X dental implants restore both the function of the mouth and the confidence that comes with having a beautiful smile.
Moreover, you will be able to leave the office with a temporarily fixed, full-arch denture on the same day of your treatment.
Bone Grafts Are Not Necessary
Because of the use of computer-guided technology during the procedure, Dr. Stonisch can see where the highest levels of bone are without the need for bone grafting, saving patients money as well as recovery time.
Moreover, skipping this invasive treatment helps in faster healing with much less complication.
Along with restoring the beauty of the smile All-on-X implants help to prevent further bone loss as they act as a scaffold that supports the existing bone giving it something to hold on to.
The cost of the fabrication of the prosthesis is relatively lower and the cost of repair is minimal since they can be achieved with repair resin which is added to the defects or areas of concern.
This means the patient is not left without the prosthesis for any length of time as there is no need to send their denture to the laboratory for repair.
Maintenance of All-on-X Dental Implants
All-on-x does not affect speech or eating abilities. You can eat and drink normally and speak as clearly as with natural teeth after the implants are inserted.
Brushing twice a day and flossing need to be done regularly to maintain the health of the implants.
Keeping a regular professional maintenance schedule with the dentist is also important as it allows the dentist to inspect all the pieces of the All-on-X implant system and regularly evaluate bone levels to make sure everything is in the right shape.