Have you worn dentures for years and are worried you may not have enough bone to qualify for an implant? Are you nervous about the pain and expense of traditional dental implants? Dread the idea of wearing temporary teeth while your implant posts heal into place? Talk to us about the possibilities offered by mini dental implants.
Mini-implants are a terrific option for patients who have been told they may not have enough bone to support a traditional implant or for those who want fast and comfortable results. These implants are ultra-small and placed with incredible precision utilizing our cone beam technology. Because there are no incisions and no sutures, the recovery time is much shorter, plus you won’t have to return to our office to have your stitches removed. Best of all, we can usually place your crowns or implant-supported dentures the very same day your post or posts are placed!
If you are missing all of your upper or lower teeth, implant-retained dentures may change your life! Instead of dentures that:
- Rest on your gums
- Cover the roof of your mouth
- Obscure the taste of food, making eating less pleasurable
- Require sticky adhesives to hold them in place
- Must be soaked at night
- Are removed for cleaning
- Quickly need to be adjusted for continued fit…
…implant-retained dentures fit and feel so naturally comfortable, you may even forget they aren’t your own teeth!
Because implant-retained dentures are attached to implant posts, they:
- Never require adhesives
- Stay in place all day or night
- Never slip or pinch
- Allow you to eat normally
- Do not cover the roof your mouth or irritate your gums
- Preserve your bone and facial structure against shrinkage
- Let you speak and smile with total confidence
If you are missing teeth, need to have a full arch of teeth removed, or are tired of your uncomfortable dentures, please talk to the highly-trained doctors at Mooring Dental. We can replace those dentures – and renew your smile!
If you are missing all or most of your teeth and have been told that you have had too much bone deterioration to secure an implant post, or if your bone mass is delicate but you still long for the freedom and confidence of implant-retained dentures, talk to your team at Mooring Dental about All-on-Four implant-retained dentures.
The All-on-4 technique is so precise and innovative, that almost anyone can wear implant-retained-dentures without the need for bone grafts, sinus lifts, or prolonged healing times. Because each titanium post is placed at a precision angle, utilizing plans created with the help of our cone beam, 3d scanner, these posts can be effectively placed, even in areas of bone loss or deterioration. Plus, instead of needing to wait months and months while the posts heal before you can receive your permanent dentures, All-on-4 allows us to place your posts and your beautiful new teeth in one visit!
When we discover that we need to extract a tooth or teeth, we almost always suggest bone grafting for site preservation. It’s like insurance for your future appearance!
You see, without your tooth roots to keep bone stimulated, your bone almost immediately begins to shrink, or “resorb.” Most bone resorption occurs in the first few months after oral surgery, but your bone will continue to degenerate, year after year, unless a new tooth root – an implant– is surgically fixed into the bone. Site preservation with bone grafting can reduce that loss and keep your bone in better shape longer. This is especially important if you ever want the option of replacing teeth with dental implants.
We usually refer to site preservations as socket grafts because, as soon as a tooth is removed and the socket becomes exposed, we place grafting material directly into the socket to support it and and prevent reduction in gum and bone volume, dramatically improving your ability to qualify for future dental implants and reducing the need for more extensive bone augmentation surgeries.
If you need to have a tooth removed, please ask us how bone grafting for site preservation could save your smile now – and in the future.
When it’s time to place dental implants, Mooring Dental’s leading-edge technology really comes into play to help make implant post placement faster, more accurate, and more secure as well as saving you valuable time.
It starts with our cone beam technology. Our cone beam/ CT tomography machine is an amazing diagnostic tool that lets us assess your anatomy, evaluate your bone density, and determine where to place your implants for ideal integration – all in 3D!
Once your implants posts are placed, our CEREC CAD/CAM technology takes center stage. Because we can design and mill your replacement teeth right here in our office, you never have to wait for your implant crowns or bridges. Plus, because we mill them ourselves, if any adjustments or corrections need to be made, we can make them at your placement appointment – no need to send anything back to the lab!