What are your options to replace all of your missing teeth? Complete Lower and/or Upper Tooth Replacement
If you are missing all of your teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw then you need to be aware of all of your replacement options. Dr. Adam M. Hogan, DDS can deliver any option of your choosing. The following information is provided by Dr. Hogan for your general knowledge so you can make a good, lifelong decision.
Removable, Conventional Full Dentures (without implants) rest upon the gum tissue and utilize suction (and sometimes adhesives) to stabilize the dentures. This is your minimum and most affordable treatment to replace all of your missing teeth. Know that all dentures are not equal. Some offices make quick dentures with less quality methods and materials. But Dr. Hogan takes time to custom fit a quality, comfortable denture.
Implant-supported dentures retained by less than 3 implants virtually eliminate slipping and movement. With just 2 or 3 implants the dentures snap in place but may rest on some areas of the gums. There is no discomfort and maybe only gentle pressure on the gums.
Implant-supported dentures retained by 4 or more dental implants can completely eliminate any slipping or movement. There would not be any discomfort, nor pain, nor embarrassment, and no worries. You would be able to laugh, speak with confidence, and enjoy your favorite foods with ease.
Implant-Retained, Fixed, Full-Arch Restorations are used when the patient wants complete confidence in their teeth 24 hours-a-day. Usually 5 or more implants are placed and a custom fixed full arch restoration is cemented or screwed directly into the implants. (Dr. Hogan does not usually recommend this option with only 4 implants.) This replacement most closely mimics your missing natural teeth.
It is important to note that Dr. Hogan does not usually recommend same day, full arch tooth extraction and immediate replacement with implants and teeth (sometimes referred to as “teeth in one day.”) This procedure caries significant risks. Although some patients may be good candidates for this treatment, many patients who have undergone this procedure with other offices are not happy with their treatment. Before you let anyone extract all of your teeth, you should have a consultation with Dr. Hogan to get the facts and all of your options.
Dental implants can improve your appearance, self-confidence, and give you new peace of mind. Eat what you like, speak clearly, and a have a new sense of security.
Before choosing an option, schedule consultation with Dr. Adam Hogan, D.D.S., a recognized doctor, leader and educator of implant dentistry. Dr. Hogan is a Board certified Diplomate by the ABOI, a Fellow in the AAID, a credentialing examiner with the AAID and a Fellow in the AGD.
Call today to schedule a simple, 1-hour consultation. Ask for Ashley, (757) 460-7815.