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Looking For A Solution That’s Better Than Dentures?

Traditionally, dentures have been the best choice for teeth replacement among patients who are missing a full upper or lower arch of teeth.

Looking For A Solution That’s Better Than Dentures?

Traditionally, dentures have been the best choice for teeth replacement among patients who are missing a full upper or lower arch of teeth. But dentures can cause issues like gum recession and jaw bone loss, and usually require adjustment or replacement every 5 years for a secure fit. Some patients also find dentures uncomfortable and difficult to get used to. So if you’re not interested in dentures, what is the best solution for you?

At the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence, Dr. Charles Schof uses Hybridge implant affixed dentures to provide permanent, convenient full-mouth restorations to patients.

What Are Implant Dentures?

Implant dentures combine the security of dental implants with the full-arch coverage of dentures.  A Hybridge denture is manufactured and attached directly to multiple implants, usually 4-8, that have been placed in the patients gum and jawbone.

What Is the Implant Denture Process?

The process begins by removing all remaining teeth from your upper and/or lower arch. Your mouth is then given time to heal.

Once fully healed, Dr. Charles Schof will place multiple titanium posts into your gum tissue and jawbone. At least 4 posts are needed for a secure fit, but the doctor will use as many as necessary to ensure the stability of the implant.

The posts are then given time to heal – usually between 3 and 6 months. During this time, they bond permanently to the underlying jawbone and surrounding gum tissue, mimicking the original tooth root.

During the healing process, arches will be custom-crafted. And once your mouth is ready, these dentures are attached permanently to the titanium posts, providing you with a beautiful smile, and restoring the natural functionality of your teeth.

What Are the Benefits of Implant Dentures?

Compared to traditional dentures, implant dentures have a number of benefits:

  • More durable – Implant dentures are typically built out of higher-quality materials than traditional dentures, so they do not require frequent replacement or maintenance.
  • No shifting or repositioning – Because they’re permanently attached to artificial roots, your dentures won’t shift while you speak, eat or drink. You won’t have to reposition them, and you’ll never have to worry about them slipping or falling out.
  • More natural appearance and functionality – Your implant dentures will be nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth, providing you with a beautiful smile.
  • No specialized care required – Implant dentures don’t require any specialized oral care. Simply brush twice a day, floss regularly, and remember your 6-month checkups, and your implants are likely to last a lifetime.

Come to the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence for Denture Alternatives!

At the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence, Dr. Charles Schof provides some of the best implant services in the area. Whether you need a single dental implant to replace a missing tooth, or are looking to invest in Hybridge implant affixed dentures, we’re the right choice.

Contact us at (985) 626-4401, or visit our office at 240 Dalwill Drive, Mandeville, La. 70471 to schedule your appointment today!  

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