If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, you may have started exploring the possible ways to replace them — and you probably thought, “I wonder what it’d be like to have dentures.” After all, it’s probably the teeth replacement solution you’re most familiar with. Perhaps your grandpa or great-aunt had a pair.
But here’s the problem with dentures: They’re not always reliable. Many denture wearers experience “floppy” dentures that are ill-fitting and slip out of place during meals and conversations.
Luckily, there are better ways to replace entire sets of teeth. By choosing a teeth replacement option that harnesses the security and durability of dental implants, you can enjoy “new” teeth held in place by artificial tooth roots — not denture adhesives.
And at Crowns Now, we’re able to provide high-quality dental implant solutions for the best value in Neenah, WI. By focusing solely on the restoration and replacement of teeth in our practice, we’re able to run more efficiently than other practices and pass the savings on to you!
Read on to learn more about a couple alternatives to traditional dentures that we offer here at Crowns Now. Then, get a second chance at dental health by calling 920-221-7948 to schedule a consultation.
All-On-4® Dental Implants
What if you could replace an entire set of teeth without ever having to worry about removing the prosthetic? Well, it’s possible with All-On-4® dental implants.
To fully understand this game-changing treatment, it’s helpful to understand how dental implants work. Dental implants are small titanium posts that act as artificial tooth roots. They’re embedded in the jaw — just as a real tooth root would be — and they anchor a dental crown or other restoration that replaces the parts of your teeth that are visible when you smile.
You can use a single dental implant restored with a dental crown (a single-tooth prosthetic) to realistically replace one missing tooth. You can also use dental implants to anchor multi-tooth prosthetics — and that’s essentially what All-On-4 treatment is.
With All-On-4, as the name implies, an entire upper or lower dental arch of artificial teeth is held in place by just four dental implants. Because of this, your prosthetic will only be able to be removed by a dentist, but it also means you might forget that they’re not your real teeth!
Here’s the secret: All-On-4 requires the two dental implants at the back of the mouth to be placed at angles. This is what allows for a study hold without requiring more than four dental implants. It’s less invasive than traditional dental implant procedures, meaning it keeps chair time and recovery time to a minimum.
Dental Implant Dentures
Maybe you want to be able to remove your prosthetic for comfort and regular cleanings. If that’s the case, dental implant dentures might be a better choice for you. Like All-On-4, dental implant dentures use a series of dental implants to hold the prosthetic in place. But instead of a more fixed and permanent prosthetic, the dental implants hold a removable denture in place.
There are a couple different kinds of dental implant dentures. While they essentially function in the same way, the difference lies in the attachments used to connect the dentures to the dental implants. If you’re interested in dental implant dentures, come see us for a consultation. We can walk you through the pros and cons of each kind.
In addition to being more reliable than traditional dentures, dental implant dentures promote a healthy jawbone. If you’ve ever seen someone who has worn dentures for a long time, you may have noticed that their face has a sunken appearance to it. That’s because when the jawbone no longer has tooth roots to support, it begins to deteriorate. Because dental implants are artificial jawbones, they keep the jaw engaged, which prevents bone loss.
Smile In One Day
In many other practices, it could be weeks or longer before your prosthetic is ready for you to wear. That means there might be a period of time when you have undergone any necessary extractions or had dental implants placed but are still without a set teeth.
But our practice is built around the replacement of teeth, so we’re able to provide you with a new smile fast! In fact, in many cases, we can restore your dental implants the same day they’re placed. If you’re opting for dental implant dentures, we can even send you home with a load-bearing set of dentures that attach to your dental implants for a same-day smile!
If you’re tired of living with a mouthful of missing or damaged teeth, call Crowns Now at 920-221-7948 to schedule a consultation. You can also use our convenient online form to request an appointment!