If you’re missing a number of your teeth, or even all of them, you know how hard it can be to eat a wide variety of foods. The best way to replace all your missing teeth and enjoy eating again is with a full-mouth reconstruction from Dr. Doug Callow at Callow Family Dentistry in Plymouth, MI.
Dental Implants Make It Possible
There are a number of options when it comes to replacing teeth. Today, more and more peple are choosing dental implants and for good reason.
Dental implants are an excellent investment in your health and your quality of life. The implants themselves are made of extremely durable titanium. With care, the implants themselves – small screws that are inserted in the bone where one or more teeth are missing – should last as long as you live.
The implant functions as a replacement tooth root. An abutment is secured to the implant, followed by the restoration which can be a single crown, a dental bridge, or a full arch of dentures. The pressure of chewing is transferred from the restoration to the implant and stimulates the bone which helps to keep it healthy and strong.
Just Like Your Natural Teeth
A restored dental implant or implants looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth. If you’re a dentures-wearer, you’ll be thrilled by just how firmly your implant dentures are fixed in place. In fact, steak is back on the menu! Implant dentures return up to 90 percent of your original chewing power compared to 25 percent for traditional dentures.
If you’re missing one or several teeth, implants will help keep your other teeth from shifting position. That helps prevent premature wear and tear on the teeth opposite where one or more teeth are missing. Replacing those missing teeth can also prevent muscle imbalances that can lead to headaches and other problems.
Restored implants look and feel so natural that it’s common for people to forget which teeth are the implants!
People who are missing a large number of teeth may benefit from a procedure known as All-on-4®. With just four implants, Dr. Callow can permanently secure a full arch of dentures. You can’t remove them, nor do you need to. You care for your dentures just like you do your natural teeth.
The procedure can be done for both the upper and lower jaw. People with no teeth can have a full set of beautiful and fully functional teeth again!
The All-on-4® procedure is often used to make implants possible for people whose underlying bone isn’t thick enough to allow traditional implants.
In some cases, mini-implants are a good treatment option.
Take That First Step to Eating The Foods You Love
You don’t have to live with missing teeth. A full-mouth reconstruction from Dr. Doug Callow will give you a full set of strong, healthy teeth. Eat all the foods you love comfortably and gain renewed confidence in your smile!
Schedule your dental implants consultation with Dr. Doug Callow at Callow Family Dentistry in Plymouth, MI. Call our office today at 734-404-7336.
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