Losing all your natural teeth is devastating to your confidence and your quality of life. Not only do you feel insecure about how you look, but you also struggle to chew and speak. Now, you have several options for full mouth replacement in Jacksonville. You can replace your teeth using a traditional denture, or you can choose the next best thing to what nature gave you using dental implants. You can secure your denture to your jawbone, so you will never need to worry about any slipping or irritation again.
Dental implants allow you to enjoy a treatment unlike any other because they replace both the root and the crown of your teeth. Titanium implant posts are strategically placed into your jawbone to serve as new roots. This stimulates your jaw to encourage new bone growth. After your implant posts are placed, your jawbone fuses to them over the next several weeks. This allows them to potentially remain in place forever with the right care. Not to mention, you will have a stable foundation to support your denture.
Your custom-made denture is crafted from high-quality material for enhanced aesthetics and durability. It is connected to your implant posts using special fixtures called abutments. Now, you can enjoy a solution that closely mimics your natural teeth. In fact, you can regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
Rebuilding your smile with implant-retained dentures requires a multi-step treatment process. Before your placement surgery, you may need additional procedures, like bone grafting. We place a specific number of posts into your jawbone to support the arch. Over the next several weeks, your jawbone heals. After your bone has fused to the posts, we attach your custom-made denture.
All-on-4 is another type of implant-retained denture. It also relies on implant posts to support the arch, but there are some differences. Only 4 implant posts are used to hold the denture but do not worry, you will still enjoy unmatched stability. The posts are also placed at an angle to eliminate the need for bone grafting. Often, we can fit you with a temporary denture the same day. You will not need to go without your teeth while you heal. We will give you a permanent restoration after your jaw has fused to the posts.
If traditional dentures did not give you the results you wanted, you may be a candidate for implant-retained dentures. We perform an initial consultation to assess your oral health and structures to ensure you have minimal risk factors for implant failure. We also discuss your medical and lifestyle history to create a customized treatment plan to promote the long-term success of your new smile.
You can overcome the challenges of tooth loss using the next best thing to your natural teeth. Jacksonville Complete Dentistry can rebuild your smile with dental implants. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.