Extensive Restorative Options
If you are facing total or massive tooth loss and are weighing your options, extention restorative options may be an option for you.
In the past, massive or total tooth resulted in dentures becoming the only answer. Not only did dentures have a number of unpleasant side effects, there were no teeth roots left to stimulate the jawbone, so bone deterioration was inevitable. As the jawbone deteriorated and bone was lost, the dentures would get loose and move around resulting in sore spots and loss of functionality.
Then, Dental implants.came along. With dental implants, the dentist drills a hole in the jawbone where the original root would have been, and then inserts a titanium implant. As the body naturally heals, the jawbone integrates itself around the titanium implant, as if it were a natural tooth root. After the bonding process is complete, a porcelain crown is attached to the implant. It looks and feels like a real tooth. And because the jawbone reacts to the implant as it would a tooth root, bone deterioration is ,minimized.
Unfortunately the entire procedure can take months because the implants need time to heal and integrate with the jawbone. This is okay if you are only missing one tooth, but for multiple tooth loss, it's not pragmatic. The other drawback was that for a total arch replacement six to ten implants were needed to support the fixed replacement teeth. This was financially problematic for many patients.
Then came the extensive restorations that made complex dentisty options achieveable. Dentists found that by inserting implants following an advanced protocol, their strength were drastically increased so that the implants were able to be immediately loaded and to secure an entire arch. Also, they discovered that with this technique, dentures can be applied immediately rather than having to wait four to six months for the implant to heal.
We also provide IV Sedation for all of your dental care so that you are completely comfortable during treatment and you will not remember the sights or sounds during the appointment.