A new smile can be yours with complete dental implants in San Bruno, CA
Have missing teeth stripped you away of your confidence and desire to smile? The fact is, missing teeth not only affect the appearance of the smile, but they can also have a negative impact on oral health and functionality. At Peninsula Dental Implant Center near San Bruno, CA, when patients are missing several teeth, we want them to know that there are effective solutions to repair the smile. Our team works with patients to determine which tooth restoration solution is the best fit for their needs. In situations where patients are missing multiple teeth within an arch, we may suggest complete dental implants, also known as all on four implants.
Complete dental implants explained
Dental implants have been around for several decades and are widely considered to be the gold standard to restore the smile after tooth loss. This is because dental implants are actually posts that replace the missing tooth root in the jawbone. Where other restorations such as traditional dentures or bridges sit on top of the gums, dental implants are a fully integrated restoration.
The implant and jawbone will then join together through a healing process called osseointegration. This is what gives dental implants their complete stability and a strong foundation for the final restoration. After the jawbone has healed, an abutment is connected to the implant and then depending on how many teeth are missing, a dental crown or dentures can be attached.
For patients near San Bruno, CA who are missing an entire arch of teeth, we use complete dental implants also known as “all on four” dental implants. During this treatment, we strategically place four to six implants in the dental arch. A custom denture appliance is designed and fabricated on CNC milling machines to fit naturally in the smile and is then fixed into the arch with the dental implants.
Complete dental implants give patients the ability to wear full dentures without the fear of them slipping out of place.
How long it takes to get new full top or bottom teeth?
Unlike most other dental implant centers that provide first temporary teeth and take six months and many visits to provide final teeth, we provide final new teeth in only 3 to 5 days.
Day 1: Pre-Op Visit: teeth records, health records, Digital Smile Design, plan surgery
Day 2: Surgery to extract teeth under sedation
Day 3: Deliver new custom made deture made of PMMA polymer and reinforced with a Titanium bar
Can four implants really support an entire arch of teeth?
The answer is yes. In many patients, all on four dental implants are the perfect solution to replace an entire arch of teeth. Because the jawbone fuses with the implant, the restoration has the strong foundation needed to support the attached dentures. The dentures use the implants as support, to keep them in place and allow for proper functionality. With all on four or complete dentures, patients can enjoy all their favorite foods, speak, and smile without fear of embarrassment from dentures falling out of place.
Candidates for complete dental implants
The biggest factor to consider when determining if a patient is a candidate for A4 complete dental implants is enough bone density. Patients who are interested in complete dental implants will need to schedule an appointment for a full exam and evaluation which will include x-rays. If the x-rays determine that there is enough bone to support the dental implants, then we can proceed with the procedure.
Individuals who do not have enough bone can still be candidates for complete dental implants but will need to go through a bone grafting procedure. This surgical repair builds up the bone enough to support the dental implant.
It’s also important for patients who are undergoing dental implants to be in good oral health. Any issues such as gum disease will need to be under control before undergoing the implant procedure.
Call Peninsula Dental Implant Center today to find out if A4 complete Implant dentures are right for you
All on four or complete dentures are the highly sought-after solution for patients who wish to address an entire arch of missing teeth, regardless of age. At Peninsula Dental Implant Center near San Bruno, CA, we also offer a full range of restorative solutions to repair the smile after tooth loss. You don’t have to settle for the embarrassment and loss of functionality that occurs with missing teeth. Instead, call us at (650) 232-7650 and schedule your full evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for complete dental implants. Our office is conveniently located at 1201 St. Francis Way, San Carlos, CA 94070. Come find out why so many of our patients are choosing complete dental implants. Our team is standing by and ready to answer any questions that you may have.
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