While our goal is to keep your natural teeth healthy and intact for as long as possible, we’re all human – we’re not perfect, and things happen. Whether it’s years of sugar addiction or an unfortunate accident, it’s not uncommon to break or lose a tooth (or teeth) at some point in your life. The important thing is what you do about it. Leaving teeth broken or missing will only lead to further complications down the road. It’s important to restore your smile as soon as possible so you can get back to living a full, healthy life with a full, healthy grin.
Crowns do require some preparation of the natural tooth to ensure the best fit and strongest bond. Having a crown placed usually requires two appointments.
If you’re missing many teeth, but still have some healthy teeth intact, we can help you get back what you’ve lost, without throwing in the towel entirely. We can fit you with a partial denture to replace missing teeth, leaving room for your natural teeth to remain. Partial dentures are typically removable appliances, anchored to surrounding teeth with metal bars and clasps. Once in place, no one will be able to tell the difference.
The All-on-4™ treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by only four dental implants. The back implants are placed at an angle, so they can support more teeth with fewer implants. With fewer implants needed, the overall treatment time is reduced. The unique All-on-4™ solution also ensures greater stability in the bone, reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume. The All-on-4™ Teeth in a Day system allows us to place implants and secure a full denture the same day, so you don’t have to go several months without arch, like with traditional implant placement.
If you are a candidate, we highly recommend securing your dentures with dental implants. Implant dentures help prevent jawbone deterioration and offer the highest level of security for your dentures. Implant supported dentures can be fixed in place so you never have to worry about taking them out for soaking – they can be cleaned and maintained like natural teeth. What about hard, crunchy, sticky foods? No match for implant supported dentures created by our skilled dental team at Wince Family Dental Associates.
If you have any questions about restorative dentistry or would like to schedule a visit with your McPherson restorative dentist, Dr. Wince and Dr. Jeffers-Jader at Wince Family Dental Associates, give us a call today or schedule a visit online! Serving our friends, family and neighbors in McPherson, Wichita, Salina, Newton, Hutchinson, and beyond.