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Posts for: December, 2020
Why are implant-supported dentures one of today's best tooth-replacement options? Just ask the happy patients who wear them. At PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick, MD, our highly skilled team provides All-on-4 dentures, restoring the stability, smile appearance and self-confidence of scores of qualified patients. Learn more about this amazing dental breakthrough.
They are suitable in some cases of extensive tooth loss, but frankly, traditional partial and full dentures do not help you retain the bone density and facial contours you had when your natural teeth were in place. Additionally, conventional tooth replacements change how you eat and speak. Plus, Science Direct reports that the biting power of denture wearers is only one-fifth that of people with complete sets of natural teeth.
Enter implant-supported dentures
Dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement around the world. Small titanium metal screws inserted into the alveolar ridge of the jaw, implants bond with your supporting bone, recreating tooth roots lost to extraction.
After osseointegration is complete, your dentist attaches a metal post and custom-made porcelain crown to finish a single-tooth dental implant. Amazingly, he or she can place multiple implants--typically two to six--to support a bridge or full denture.
This procedure is called All-on-4. Performed with a local anesthetic, the implant surgery usually places two implants at the front of the mouth and two at the back. When the sites have healed sufficiently, you'll receive your permanent, fixed denture which is lifelike, stable and relatively easy to keep clean. Only your dentist can remove it.
Benefits of All-on-4 dentures
1. They stay in your mouth. There is no soaking or denture adhesives.
2. The implants improve the quality and density of your underlying jaw bone.
3. Have full, youthful facial contours.
4. Enjoy a healthy diet with a variety of foods.
5. Have efficient biting and chewing.
Contact PearlFection Dentistry
At our Frederick, MD, office, our dentists deliver the dental treatments you need all under one roof. Our general, cosmetic and restorative dentists are Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Tammira Badakhshan, and Dr. Nikta Pashai. Our specialty dentists include periodontist, Dr. Ashley Seals, prosthodontist, Dr. Amos Chi, oral surgeon, Dr. Brian Chang, and endodontist, Dr. Pratik Patel. Dr.Leo Perez DDS, MD is our on-site oral surgeon and general surgeon, and Dr. Leslie Oakes is our board-certified pediatric dentist, and orthodontist, Dr. Stephen Tigani.
Why not call PearlFection Dentistry today for a consultation on All-On-4 implant-supported dentures? Reach us at (301) 663-5550. We are 45 minutes from Washington, DC, and 45 minutes from Baltimore. We serve the areas of Hagerstown and Germantown, MD.