Miami and Coral Gables, FL
If you are on your way to having all of your teeth extracted, or are currently a denture wearer, you may assume that dentures are the only tooth replacement option available. While dentures have been a standard tooth replacement for people who are missing all of their teeth, they are not the only option that you have to restore your smile.
Your Miami implant dentists at Miami Designer Smiles can install dental implants into your upper and lower jawbone and affix permanent replacement teeth with the All-on-4 Implant System. The results are outstanding, providing you with a new set of teeth that do not shift or slip, never have to be removed for cleaning, and looks completely natural.
When it comes to dentures, they certainly get the job done by establishing an even bite, preventing that collapsed face look that is inevitable when all your teeth are missing. Dentures also provide aesthetics by restoring your smile. Plus, dentures help you chew better when eating. Dentures, while not always the best option, are typically an affordable option for those who have lost all of their teeth on the same dental arch.
However, many denture wearers complain about the inconvenience or embarrassment of wearing their replacement teeth. Dentures tend to not fit well over time, as the jawbone resorbs into the body, a natural consequence of lost teeth. This means the dentures may slip or shift in the mouth, requiring messy adhesives. Loose fitting dentures may also result in sores in the mouth that can make wearing your dentures uncomfortable. Sometimes, dentures simply are not made well, which results in an unnatural look.
When you weigh the pros and cons of dentures, you may find yourself still searching for a better alternative for your tooth replacement needs. Your implant dentists in Miami offer a revolutionary tooth replacement option known as the All-on-4 Implant System referred to as Teeth-in-a-Day.
What is Teeth-in-a-Day?
This implant system varies from traditional implants in that it requires only four mini implants placed in the jawbone at strategic locations. Since these implants are placed at a precise angle in the front of the jaw, loss of jawbone that results from missing teeth is usually not an issue with this implant system.
Attached to the implants is a solid unit of replacement teeth, similar to a dental bridge, except it has enough teeth to fill an entire dental arch.
The implants help stimulate the jawbone, which helps lessen the likelihood of bone resorption, something that dentures cannot provide. Plus, the implants are permanent, and should never have to be replaced.
The single unit of replacement teeth is permanently attached to the implants, meaning you never have to worry about them slipping or shifting out of place. Furthermore, the All-on-4 Implant System even feels natural, and will not cause sores or irritation to your gums. Possibly one of the greatest advantages of Teeth-in-a-Day is that you can have your replacement teeth placed in one day!
Keeping your implants clean
Made of high-quality dental porcelain, the replacement teeth are handcrafted to look just like individual, natural teeth. Cleaning your new teeth is easy, simply brush your teeth twice a day as usual, and be sure to floss under the unit and around the implant posts to prevent plaque buildup that can lead to a gum infection.
Even with replacement teeth such as with the All-on-4 system, you are still at risk for developing gum disease that could result in implant failure, which is why practicing good oral hygiene is essential to your health, as well as the longevity of your new teeth.
Is Teeth-in-a-Day right for me?
While these advantages are appealing, keep in mind that Teeth-in-a-Day may not be the best fit for every patient. To see if it is the right fit for you, set up a consultation with us at Miami Designer Smiles. We will assess your oral health, as well as consider your goals for a healthy, new smile in determining if Teeth-in-a-Day is right for you.
Teeth-in-a-Day in Miami
To learn more about this revolutionary tooth replacement option or to see if you are a candidate, please contact Miami Designer Smiles by calling (305) 595-4616 to schedule a consultation today.
Miami Designer Smiles serves patients in Miami and Coral Gables, FL.