Implants Treatment Options
Dental implants can be used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth and even a full arch of missing teeth. Most single and multiple missing teeth are replaced with permanently cemented crowns on dental implants. These individual units look and feel similar to natural teeth.
Single Tooth Implant
Individual missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants without altering your healthy adjacent teeth. Once dental implants are placed, posts (or abutments) are attached, providing support for your final crowns.
Dental Implants with a Crown
- attractive smile
- full chewing ability
- preserve healthy teeth and jawbone
- maintains bone*
Multiple Teeth Options
If multiple teeth are missing, several teeth or a quadrant can be replaced with implants. The dental implants are used to create a partial implant bridge. The implants are splinted together to replace multiple missing teeth in an arch and they function just like natural teeth.
- long-lasting natural feeling restoration
- does not affect adjacent teeth
- traditional removable partial dentures can be avoided or replaced
- Multiple Teeth Options
Full Arch Implant Options
Too many people who have conventional dentures don’t wear them for the simple fact that they don’t stay in place. Dental implants offer a way to keep dentures in place and allow you to go about your daily life with confidence. Multiple implants can be used to completely restore all of the teeth in an arch. The two options for full arch implants include fixed and removable.
The use of dental implants to stabilize dentures has proven to be successful for many people. The number continues to grow as word spreads about the effectiveness and long-term durability of the treatment. In fact, it has been reported that dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.*
TeethXpress Immediate Full-Arch Teeth Procedure
Many people who are about to lose teeth, function or their smile don’t need to experience the debilitating function and psychological trauma from getting traditional dentures. As we know from TV commercials, dentures have difficulty staying in place. However they also only function at about 20% of natural teeth and cause the jawbone to resorb indefinitely. TeethXpress is an immediate replacement option for a full-arch of teeth that are fixed in place and prevents the need for a full denture. Dr. Oshetski is the only a certified provider of TeethXpress in Maine and leads New England in experience and expertise.
Fixed Full-Arch Implants
A permanent solution that is fixed, or non-removable, utilizes multiple implants to replace all of the missing teeth and gum support. These highly functional and esthetic restorations are usually cemented or screwed onto multiple implants in the arch. Anywhere from 5-8 implants are splinted to support and replace all of the missing teeth. The fixed bridge highly durable and natural, made of either zirconia or porcelain.
- highly aesthetic
- cemented for ultimate patient confidence
- low tooth wear, long-lasting
Removable Full Arch Implants / Overdentures
Too many people who have conventional dentures don’t wear them for the simple fact that they don’t stay in place. Dental implants offer a way to keep dentures in place and allow you to go about your daily life with confidence. The use of dental implants to stabilize dentures has proven to be successful for many people. The number continues to grow as word spreads about the effectiveness and long-term durability of the treatment.
- budget-friendly full arch replacement
- highly aesthetic
- overdenture is easy to maintain and repair
- very hygienic and a great option for those with limited dexterity.
The Problems with Loose Dentures
Millions of people around the world are missing enough teeth to require the use of a denture. Many of them struggle to keep their dentures secure, particularly in the lower jaw. If you have this problem, you already know about the embarrassment of slipping dentures, not being able to eat the foods that you love and the ineffectiveness of denture adhesives. Fortunately, there is a way to make your denture work the way it was intended: stabilize it with dental implants.
Benefits of Denture Stabilization
- Restores proper chewing, allowing a better diet and improved health
- Improves speech and confidence
- Increases comfort with less irritation of gum tissue
- Ends the cost and inconvenience of denture adhesives
- Often can utilize your existing denture
- Minimally invasive procedure
Contact Us Today
Call our Brunswick Office Phone Number 207.729.1159 with questions or to schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Oshetski.
*International Congress of Oral Implantologists