Missing, broken, and decayed teeth have a huge implant on your quality of life. Many suffer daily in discomfort and pain thinking nothing can be done to restore their smile. For those suffering from missing teeth, restoring the look and function of your smile is the top priority. In addition to affecting how you eat and speak; missing teeth often affect your self-esteem and how you interact with others. Dr. Emma Wu and Associates helps patients all over the North Andover, MA area find a solution to missing teeth. Full mouth dental implants provide a permanent solution that restores the look and feel of natural teeth.
Dentures are temporary prosthetics placed directly onto the dental arch and held in place by a removable adhesive. They aesthetically restore your smile and provide the function of teeth in chewing and speaking. The most prevalent complaints among dentures wearers are the uncomfortable fit and movement during use. Despite modeling and fitting dentures with imaging and molds, the prosthetic cannot fit perfectly enough to feel natural. Especially over time as gradual bone loss begins to change the overall structure of your face. This bone loss is the result of missing tooth roots that would naturally provide support and stability to the jaw bones. Dentures do not address this important side effect of missing teeth. Over time bone loss will lead to premature aging and a “sunken in” look to the face. The temporary adhesive used to keep the dentures in place can fail during wear, causing dentures to shift or detach completely. This movement can make speaking and eating difficult for denture wearers. As a result, the struggles of temporary solutions lead many to seek out a permanent solution instead. Full mouth dental implants aesthetically restore your smile, function just like natural teeth, and provide the bone support you need to prevent future bone loss.
Full mouth dental implants permanently rejuvenate your smile without the struggles associated with temporary solutions like dentures. Whole mouth dental implants are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth, requiring the same level of care. Regular brushing and flossing are all you need to properly care for your implants. Dental implants are made up of three components: post, abutment, and restoration. The post is inserted directly into the jawbone to stabilize the implant and support the surrounding bone. The abutment is placed onto the post and extends beyond the gumline, acting as a connector between the post and restoration. Your restoration is the visible portion of your implant and is designed to look like a natural tooth. Factors like skin tone and facial structure are considered when designing your restoration to ensure the most natural look.
Compared to temporary solutions like dentures, full mouth dental implants require a greater investment. Why then do patients choose to invest in this treatment? The health benefits of full mouth dental implants are the main reason why patients invest in the cost of full mouth dental implants. Full mouth dental implants function like natural teeth, providing support and stabilization to facial bones preventing gradual bone loss. Any adjacent teeth are kept stable and no longer in danger of shifting. Before implants are placed, it is vital to address oral health concerns like gum disease and tooth decay. By addressing ailment before the placement of your implants, you begin your smile restoration journey with a strong foundation to ensure you minimize any chances of reoccurrence in the future. Full mouth dental implants will help support your positive oral health by returning the function of natural teeth.
During your consultation with Dr. Emma Wu, she will conduct a thorough examination and take 3D imaging of your mouth to begin your customized treatment plan. Dr. Wu may recommend treatments to address underlying concerns like gum disease and bone density to ensure the success of your surgery. Imaging will help Dr. Wu determine exact implant placement and begin the process of designing surgery guides and your restorations. On the day of your surgery, we will use sedation to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed during the procedure. Dr. Emma Wu is an expert in the All-On-Four to Sixâ protocol, a full arch dental implants procedure that offers a less invasive and cost effect approach to full mouth restoration. Dr. Wu will strategically place four to six implants into the jawbone and snap in a temporary restoration to restore full function while you heal. Healing typically occurs over three to six months, allowing your implants to fuse fully to the surrounding bone. Once healing is complete, Dr. Wu will remove your temporary restoration and place your permanent restoration. Your permanent restoration is designed in on-site dental laboratory to fully restore the look and function of your natural teeth. Your implant journey is now complete, with proper care you can expect your full arch dental implants to last 30 years or more!
Dr. Emma Wu and Associates believes everyone should receive the dental care they need. The cost of full mouth implants often prevents patients from seeking treatment. We work with a variety of insurance carriers and financing services to help make full arch dental implants affordable to all. Our finance team is available to help advise you on the best way to maximize your insurance benefits and utilize our financing services to breakdown the costs of full arch dental implants to affordable payments. If you have ever wondered about the possibility of full mouth dental implants near me, contact Dr. Emma Wu and Associates in North Andover, MA today to schedule a consultation and learn more.
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