If you are among the 35 million Americans suffering from complete tooth loss on one or both arches, you need an effective form of tooth replacement. Instead of traditional dentures, many are now turning to dental implants to regain a complete smile. This provides a permanent solution that holds over a 95% success rate. Not to mention, they are the only prosthetic that closely mimics the appearance and function of natural teeth. At Shaun Lee, DDS, we will help you restore your oral health and functions with a lifelong solution using All on 4 implants.
We offer our patients the most preferred and advanced treatments to improve their quality of life. If you are suffering from complete tooth loss, it is time to schedule a consultation with our expert team.
We will help you regain your confidence, improve your bite, and secure a smile that will last a lifetime.
To restore a full arch, you do not need to replace each tooth individually to benefit from dental implants. Instead, a custom-made arch is developed that is similar to that of a conventional denture. However, instead of using a denture adhesive to hold it in place, it is anchored to the jawbone using four dental implant posts.
Two straight anterior implants and two that are tilted at a 45-degree angle in the posterior are surgically placed into the jawbone. The jawbone will fuse to the biocompatible material to create a secure and sturdy foundation for the denture.
The implant-supported dentures offer a wide range of benefits that are not possible with traditional dentures. In addition to being permanent, they allow you to improve your oral functions to make everyday tasks like eating easier. In fact, when compared to traditional dentures, they offer an increased biting force of over 70%.
The greatest benefit is that they stop the bone loss that is attributed to missing teeth. By surgically inserting the posts, they stimulate the jawbone to preserve bone density. This not only restores your oral health but also protects your facial structures.
With this option, you will enjoy a convenient solution. You do not have to worry about special cleaning solutions, messy adhesives, or slipping. The dentures are securely held in place so you can eat and speak with confidence.
The dental implant posts will last a lifetime with the right oral hygiene habits; however, the denture will likely need to be replaced over time as the teeth will wear down from daily use. You will also need to see your dentist regularly for a cleaning and checkup to ensure they continue to function as intended. Overall, they allow you to make a true investment in your smile and are more cost-effective than traditional options.
You will save time and money by not needing special cleaning solutions or new prosthetics made every few years.
If you are looking for comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry services in Renton, Auburn, Newcastle, Kent, Tukwila, or other surrounding cities of Seattle, look no further than SL Implant & General Dentistry. We are committed to providing you with the best possible care and helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!