Living with dentures or partials can mean giving up certain foods, little confidence in your smile, and can be uncomfortable. For most people, dental implants can be used to completely replace your dentures, make them more stable, or allow you to get rid of your partial. Your chewing ability and appearance may be dramatically improved with implants. Many of you have missing teeth without any replacement.
Although you may feel ok without your teeth, with implants you may feel more secure knowing that your bite is supported, your remaining teeth are not overly stressed, and you can avoid future dental problems.
An implant is a man-made replacement for the roots of your teeth. We can place crowns/caps, bridges, or dentures on top of the implants with a connector called an abutment.
If You Are Missing One or A Few Teeth, Implants can be used to support crowns/caps or bridges. A traditional tooth-supported bridge can also be used to support a bridge, but this requires cutting down the teeth. In the short-term a bridge is much faster and costs less, but over your lifetime it can be the most expensive and least conservative option.
If You Are Missing Most or All Teeth, Implants can be used to support partials or dentures. As few as two implants may be used to help support and fit a lower denture. As many as 5-8 implants may be used to completely replace your denture with a permanent denture/bridge.
Implants can be placed on the same day that the tooth is removed, or later depending on the circumstances. Implants can also be fitted for temporary teeth on the same day as well. While this is not right for everyone, this may be a good option for you. Dr. Cooper can discuss the differences between these options with you.
There are more than 130 different manufacturers of dental implants, however, only a few have adequate research to support their products.
Here are a few manufacturers you may want to look into.
If you would like to explore the possibility of implants, please let us know. With three years of advanced education in implant and restorative dentistry, Dr. Cooper is one of few who are most qualified to plan and restore implants. She acts as an architect who plans, directs, and finishes your implant treatment. Other dentists may be called upon to provide the surgical portion of your treatment, like a periodontist or oral surgeon. These specialists are also highly qualified in implant treatment.
At Advanced Dentistry of Dayton, we enjoy making dentures. We are not a chain denture center. We do not offer cheap/budget dentures. All of the dentures we make are made with the best materials, individual attention, and expert eyes.
We offer traditionally fabricated dentures, custom highly esthetic characterized dentures, as well as digital dentures. Traditional dentures can be made by any of our doctors. Dr. Cooper is the specialist who offers the highly esthetic characterized dentures.
These dentures take the longest to make and are fabricated in a specialty lab not in her office. Digital dentures can be made by any of our doctors. Digital dentures are designed by Dr. Cooper and her own lab technician using equipment in her lab. They are fabricated by computer and machine. Your denture file is stored permanently so that should you lose your denture, break it, or need an extra set they can be immediately made within about a week.
Digital dentures can also be made out of one solid piece of acrylic which helps eliminate the problem of breaking off teeth or the denture breaking.
Dr. Cooper is a specialist dentist with an additional three years of full-time education in restorative and prosthetic dentistry. This means that she has an exceptional level of education in dentures.
Our office is located in Dayton Ohio right between Bellbrook and Centerville. Many clients come to our office from other communities like Beavercreek and Kettering or even further for denture treatment because of Dr. Cooper’s expert skills.
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