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Dental Treatments

With the evolution of dental industry, many new technologies and procedures have emerged that offer various options for patients in achieving outstanding and long lasting results. Our team of experienced dentists at Apache Junction, AZ, Drs. Bigler, Rassam, Standage or Barela, is dedicated to working with each patient to create the best possible dental treatments plan with the most up-to-date options. We understand that a perfect smile means not only the highest quality of work on our part, but also reflects the patient’s positive and relaxing experience with our dental practice.

Dental Treatments

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Implant Retained Dentures

Implant Retained (Supported) Dentures are a great alternative and a better solution to traditional dentures in terms of comfort, functionality, and value, as they are more stable and securely anchored using two or more dental implants. If a person doesn’t have sufficient bone in the jaw to support dental implants, he or she may not be a good candidate for this kind of denture. Therefore, addressing missing teeth as soon as possible is in one’s best interest. Implant retained dentures are a great solution for patients who need all or most of their teeth replaced and can be made for either upper or lower jaw.Implant Retained (Supported) Dentures are a great alternative and a better solution to traditional dentures in terms of comfort, functionality, and value, as they are more stable and securely anchored using two or more dental implants. If a person doesn’t have sufficient bone in the jaw to support dental implants, he or she may not be a good candidate for this kind of denture. Therefore, addressing missing teeth as soon as possible is in one’s best interest. Implant retained dentures are a great solution for patients who need all or most of their teeth replaced and can be made for either upper or lower jaw.

There are two main options for patients to choose from:- Removable Implant Retained dentures fitted with special snaps that attach to the implants- Fixed-in Permanent Implant Retained dentures.

Ball Attached Denture

The Removable Implant Retained overdenture, or snap-in denture, is made with top grade acrylic and has special snaps that hold it firmly in place, so there will be no slippage or need for dental adhesives, as with regular dentures. More economical as an option, it is made with 2 or more implants and a removable overdenture appliance. This type of dentures will give you up to 60 percent of the chewing power of natural teeth, while traditional dentures provide only 10 percent chewing power. Periodic appointments for denture adjustments are still necessary, as the existing tissue and bone that support the denture changes over time. For the upper jaw, a snap-in denture requires a minimum of 4 implants.

Bar Attached DentureEven though having an overdenture with just 2 available implants is a great improvement to a regular denture, having at least 4 implants is certainly more desirable. The Bar Attached Denture, which involves placing 4 to 6 implants connected with a custom-made support bar, is also a fully implant-supported removable option. The thin metal bar follows the jaw line between the implants to which it is attached. Many patients prefer this alternative as it eliminates the rubbing, loosening, and discomfort associated with traditional removable dentures.

Screw Retained Dentures

The Screw Retained Dentures provide the perfect mix of natural-tooth functionality, security, and appearance. They are installed with 4 or more metal implants, and patients who opt for this permanent solution need to have healthy jawbone to support them. A screw-retained denture is a completely fixed bridge that is not removable by the patient but can be removed by the dentist. This type of denture is also known as Hybrid Denture, or Fixed Hybrid. It doesn’t touch the gum tissue, which allows you to clean under the denture without removing it. This denture replaces all of the missing lower teeth.

What If I’m Missing All Of My Upper Teeth?

Usually, the implant retained dentures are made for the lower jaw, since the regular dentures tend to be less stable there. However, patients can receive implant supported dentures in either the upper or lower jaw. For the upper jaw, all of the above options are available, except that people often need more implants to support their new replacement teeth, because the bone in the upper jaw is not as hard as that in the lower jaw.

How Successful Are Implants?With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, and their average success rate is 97%. Teeth restored with dental implants don’t get cavities, but they still require the same care—brushing, flossing, and maintenance as regular teeth. Regular checkups and cleaning are necessary. A healthy diet and lifestyle is also a factor. Dental implants help stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss. In some cases, bone grafting may be required to rebuild the bone for successful placement of implants.

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Partial Dentures

A Removable partial denture is a custom made and naturally looking appliance designed to replace patient’s one or more missing teeth. It helps restore speaking and eating, and fills gaps in the smile. Partial dentures could prevent the face from sagging by providing support for the cheeks and lips where the natural teeth are missing.

Types of Partial Dentures

A typical partial denture consists of metal framework to which the denture teeth and pink acrylic gum is attached. Metal partial dentures are stronger than the plastic ones, lighter to wear, and more hygienic. Both types may have precision attachments or clasps that keep them secure in the mouth. The clasps may be slightly visible, when you open your mouth, depending on where they’re placed.

A new partial denture may take some getting used to and may feel foreign and bulky in the mouth. Your dentist may even ask you to wear it full time in the beginning. This is done in order to determine if it needs to be adjusted even further, if you’re experiencing soreness. A partial denture is usually removed and cleaned before going to bed until the next morning. With time you will get used to it, and you’ll be able to eat and speak comfortably. Reading out loud is very helpful to improve and restore the speech patterns. While eating, it is recommended to chew on both sides to keep the pressure even. Sticky and hard foods should be avoided.

A partial denture is an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth for both lower and upper jaws. As having a partial denture is still more comfortable than wearing a full denture, your dentist will do his best to help you save your remaining natural teeth to be able to support a partial denture that will be designed to perfectly fit and replace your missing teeth. In some cases, he may even recommend getting 1 to 2 implants for an implant-assisted partial denture.

Patients should take extra care when cleaning the partial dentures and the teeth that fit under the clasps. With time, the fit of a partial denture may change and require additional adjustments at the dental office. Some adjustments are completed on the same day but others may require more time. If you notice any changes with your removable partial dentures, including cracks and chips, it is best to call your dentist immediately. At CV Dental Care, we will custom design your partial dentures for perfect comfort, functionality, and beautiful smile.

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Immediate Dentures

Immediate Dentures

An immediate denture is one that is fabricated prior to the natural teeth extraction and inserted into the mouth immediately following the extraction procedure. An immediate denture may be complete (full) or partial.

While having immediate dentures placed in the mouth right after the surgery may seem odd, it helps with the healing process a great deal:

– it helps control the post-surgical swelling and should be worn without removing for 3 days
– it prevents harmful bacteria from entering the wounds and causing an infection
– it allows the patient to feel confident while interacting with others
– it helps the patient re-establish the speech pattern ahead of time before the permanent dentures are placed
– it helps preserve, maintain, and support the soft tissue and contours of the face during the healing process
– immediate dentures can look very good and improve patient’s look and smile
– it helps process (chew) the soft food, aiding the digestive system

While your dentist and the dental lab will strive to make a perfect fit for your immediate dentures, some minor adjustments may be required, because of the unpredictability of the post-surgical bone reshaping and soft tissue shrinkage. Since the original impressions for an immediate denture are taken before the removal of the teeth, a soft temporary reline material may be used to refit your denture, if needed, during the healing process. It takes up to six months for the tissue to heal completely and finalize the permanent dentures.

Wearing an immediate denture may seem like a challenge and requires patience. The tong getting used to the “bulky” teeth, the feeling of not having adequate room inside the mouth, practicing certain sounds, irritable gums, difficulty chewing, and not being able to eat your favorite foods—this is to be expected during the healing process.

Our friendly staff at CV Dental care will answer all your questions and find the best possible solutions to make your smile perfect.

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Dentures

Dentures

A denture is a partial or complete set of artificial (false) teeth and gum tissue fabricated and shaped to one’s mouth to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue.

Edentulism (loss of teeth) is present throughout human evolution, and early dentures made of animal and human teeth were being constructed as far back as 700 BC in Northern Italy.

Getting dentures made to replace missing teeth, however, dramatically increases with the industrialization of England in the late 1800s, when British per capita sugar consumption increases 500%. False teeth were made from ivory, porcelain and even dead men human teeth.

In the 20th century, new technologies and materials in dentistry allowed for a much better quality and lower priced dentures.

Most dentures today are made of acrylic resin, porcelain, or combination of both. Traditionally, porcelain was preferred because of its durability, translucent and natural appearance. Porcelain is better used for full dentures, as it can wear down the natural teeth on contact over a period of time. Another disadvantage of porcelain dentures is that they can break easily if dropped on a hard surface. Today’s acrylic dentures are safe, naturally looking, high quality, and comfortable to wear. They could be as strong as porcelain dentures and are made from the best advanced materials possible. They’re a better choice for people with less gum tissue as they provide more support.

Over a period of time, the gum tissue in the mouth and the bony ridges, which used to hold the teeth, change due to the lack of teeth. When dentures are placed on these ridges, they compress on the underlying tissue, resulting in loss of bone and gum volume. This process is known as resorption or atrophy (wasting of the bone), which is an ongoing process. Therefore, it is recommended to replace your dentures every 3-6 years. When your dentures don’t fit comfortably in your mouth, it is important to call your dentist and having them relined.

The two main types of dentures are full and partial. In addition, there are: immediate dentures, custom dentures, snap in dentures, implant supported dentures, over dentures and economy (generic) dentures.

Our dentists at CV Dental Care will evaluate your oral health and discuss your options in getting the best possible solution to restore your smile.

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Dental Implants

Adults can loose teeth for a number of reasons: trauma, tooth grinding, poor nutrition, gum disease, and serious illness, such as diabetes or autoimmune disease. Missing teeth can impair the ability to chew and digest food properly and has serious emotional and psychological consequences for one’s self esteem and quality of life.

Dental implants replace missing tooth roots, help preserve the bone and facial structure, and provide the strength and stability that is required to chew virtually any food without struggling. A dental implant procedure is considered the best solution for people missing one tooth or an entire mouthful of teeth. Dental implants can last much longer than any other dental restorative work, even a lifetime, if properly taken care of.

A dental implant is a titanium pin–an artificial tooth root implanted into the jawbone through a painless and simple procedure. Implants are customized based on your particular oral situation. They are strong, fully functional, and prevent further tooth decay. Strategically placed in the jawbone where the teeth are missing, they osseointegrate, or fuse with it to form a strong and long-lasting foundation for your replacement teeth. Dental implants can enhance your natural smile and help preserve your facial structure from bone deterioration.

Dental implants offer the health and aesthetic benefits of permanent, naturally functioning tooth replacements. Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth, CV Dental Care offers a reliable tooth replacement option.

Evaluation for Dental Implants

If getting dental implants is your preferred choice for restoring your natural smile, at CV Dental Care, as part of your evaluation, we ask that you undergo a comprehensive medical history, dental and radiographic examination. We do this to make sure we have a full understanding of your overall medical and dental health, and to determine what is required to make dental implants a success for you. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either one of our highly skilled doctors or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice.

Dental Implant Procedure

The placement of dental implants usually requires two surgical procedures. First, the dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. For two to six months following the surgery, the implants are below the surface of the gums and gradually integrating with the jawbone. A temporary prosthesis (dentures) may be recommended so you can eat soft foods.

After the implants have bonded to the bone, your surgeon will remove the gum tissue over the implants and place a small healing collar. After the gum tissue has healed for two weeks, your dentist is ready to start making your new teeth. A post or abutment will be attached to the implant for the replacement tooth to sit on. The dentist will take an impression to have the replacement tooth fabricated. The entire procedure for the implant placement to the final replacement tooth can take up to six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

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