If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, you know how large a toll it can take on your life.
Chewing becomes challenging or even painful. Perhaps you avoid your favorite foods because you simply can’t enjoy them. Smiling becomes embarrassing.
At Fairhope Cosmetic Dentistry, we want to help you restore your smile. Not only will you get your confidence back, but your oral health will improve exponentially!
Here are some of the ways we can help you replace a full set of teeth. If you’re ready to improve your quality of life, give our Fairhope, AL office a call at 251-210-7142.
All-On-6 Dental Implants
Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular because they offer unmatched security and durability.
Unlike other teeth replacement options, a dental implant replaces the root of the tooth. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted into your gums. With time, it fuses to your jawbone, just like a real tooth.
The dental implant is then topped with a custom abutment, which holds a dental restoration in place. Most often, the dental implant anchors a dental crown, which is a single-tooth prosthetic.
But in the past couple of decades, dentists have begun to anchor full dental arch prosthetics — upper or lower sets of false teeth — to dental implants.
At Fairhope Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re proud to offer All-On-6 dental implants, where a full dental arch prosthetic is anchored to just six dental implants.
This teeth replacement solution offers the security of dental implants without the extensive dental work and recovery time that would be required if you replaced each missing tooth with a dental implant and dental crown.
As opposed to traditional dentures, All-On-6 dental implants also preserves the health of your jawbone. With traditional dentures, the force of your bite transfers to your gums. But when you replace your teeth with All-On-6 dental implants, the bite force transfers to your jaw, as with natural teeth. This prevents bone loss.
And if you’re afraid of having six dental implants placed, don’t worry! At Fairhope Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer two forms of dental sedation to help minimize pain and discomfort during your procedure.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a fast-acting sedative that makes you feel a sense of calm or euphoria upon inhaling it. We also offer oral sedation, which is administered in the form of a pill that you take before your appointment. This type of sedation can make you feel drowsy or groggy, so we ask that you arrange a ride to and from our office.
If you replace your teeth with All-On-6 dental implants, only your dentist will be able to remove your prosthetic. So what if you want something you can remove yourself?
Implant-retained dentures might be the solution you’ve been looking for!
With implant-retained denture, a full arch prosthetic attaches to two dental implants using ball attachments. As with traditional dentures, you’ll remove them to clean them and while you sleep, but you won’t have to worry about dentures adhesives.
When you think of traditional dentures, you might think of awkward-fitting sets of false teeth that slip when you laugh, cough, or smile.
But dentures have actually come a long way. And when they’re made with care and attention to detail, you’ll have a well-fitting prosthetic that looks natural! If you’re interested in traditional dentures, Dr. Boles or Dr. Clark will work with you to create a set of new teeth you’ll be proud to wear.
Traditional dentures are an affordable way to replace missing teeth, which will improve your look and dental function. You’ll also enjoy a renewed sense of confidence!
Which Teeth Replacement Solution Is Best For Me?
There’s only one way to find out which teeth replacement solution is best for you, and that’s to consult with a highly skilled dental professional like Dr. Boles or Dr. Clark. They’ll review your medical and dental history, as well as talk with you about your wants and needs. Then, you will work together to develop a treatment plan. And once all the work is done, you’ll have a beautiful new set of teeth you’ll want to show off.
At Fairhope Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re committed to acting in our patients’ best interests and forging lasting relationships based on trust. Using the latest in dental technology, we’re able to provide high-quality dental care that maximizes precision and comfort for our patients!