TeethXpress® Dental Implants Maine
What Is TeethXpress?
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. James Oshetski is the only a certified provider of TeethXpress in Maine and leads New England in experience and expertise. He does the procedure all in-house and is 1 of 200 dentists that perform this advanced procedure.
What Concerns Can TeethXpress Solve?
Millions of people around the world are missing enough teeth to require the use of a denture. Many people struggle with loose or poor-fitting dentures. If you have this problem, you already know the embarrassment of slipping dentures, not being able to eat the foods you love, and the problems with messy denture adhesives. TeethXpres can be a solution to may common denture problems including:
- Difficulty chewing certain foods
- Slurred speech and embarrassing clicks, whistling or smacking
- Slipping or moving of the denture
- Gum and mouth irritation
- Mouth infections
- Pain caused by poor-fitting dentures
Candidate For TeethXpress Dental Implants
If you are missing one or more teeth due to decay, injury or disease, you may be a candidate for TeethXpress. Every patient is different and patient results may vary. Only a trained clinician can choose the best treatment plan for you. Please set up your consultation with Dr. Oshetski, a Certified TeethXpress Implant Surgeon, to explain the benefits and risks to determine if the TeethXpress solution is right for you.
- For more information, download or view the TeethXpress Patient Brochure today.
How is the TeethXpress Procedure Performed?
After you have met with Dr. Oshetski, a Board-Certified Implantologist and certified TeethXpress dentist, and created a personalized treatment plan, you will schedule the TeethXpress procedure. During the procedure, four to six dental implants are surgically placed into your jaw with abutment posts. Your denture is then secured to the abutment posts with special prosthetic screws.
The TeethXpress procedure typically can be completed in one day and can be done under local anesthesia. Your dentist will either use your existing denture or have a denture created prior to the procedure so that you walk out that day with teeth. Discomfort from TeethXpress is usually minor and temporary. Your dentist may prescribe pain relievers for you as needed. A soft diet will be required during the initial healing phase.
Is The TeethXpress Treatment Painful?
What is the Recovery from a TeethXpress Recovery Procedure?
After the TeethXpress procedure, the use of a medicated mouth wash is often recommended for two weeks. You will not brush or use a water pick during that time. After two weeks, you can start using a water pick on a slow speed. Follow your doctor’s instructions and maintain your dental hygiene to ensure the long-term success of your treatment.
Why Are TeethXpress Implants Unique?
The TeethXpress protocol utilizes the strength of multiple implants in the bone to replace a full set of missing teeth. These replacement teeth are removable by your dentist but screw in permanently to the implants in your mouth. Patients are instructed how to maintain gum health and clean under the teeth. The replacement teeth are typically attached to the implants the same day the teeth are extracted and dental implants are placed if the conditions are ideal. TeethXpress can only be provided by trained clinicians licensed in the procedure and Dr. Oshetski is the only licensed Maine provider.
Why Choose Dr. Oshetski As Your TeethXpress Provider?
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT):
CBCT 3-dimensional radiography has revolutionized implant dentistry. Dr. Oshetski is at the forefront of this technology and one of the first offices to obtain this powerful technology when it was first available to clinicians about a decade ago. We are proud to have a new Prexion Excelsior touting one of the highest resolutions and lowest radiation the industry.
The detailed 3D imaging allows Dr. Oshetski to evaluate your existing bone, teeth, and root structure. It allows for highly accurate surgical procedures and advanced diagnostic capabilities. Dental Implant treatment is more conservative and accurate with the powerful 3-dimensional technology and its precise measurement tools.
Intra-Oral STL Scanning:
Standard Tellessation Language, is a stereolithographic data file that measures the shape of teeth and gums. This technology is used in implant dentistry to relate the existing or planned gum and tooth shape into advanced computer treatment planning. This file can be combined with CBCT imaging and photos to create a virtual patient. It is also used to scan implants for creation of the implant tooth or teeth in cad-cam technology.
Computer-Guided Implant Surgery:
Another digital option for surgical placement is computer-guided surgery utilizing computer-milled surgical guides. Dr. Oshetski employs this technology in his full-arch TeethXpress protocol. This solution also utilizes guided prosthetics, (immediate implant teeth replacement) which is revolutionary in implant dentistry.
Provisional TeethXpress Teeth:
3D print technology accurately fabricates stereolithic models, surgical guides and immediate TeethXpress temporary teeth. TeethXpress temporary is attached to the implants the day of surgery and will remain there until healing allows for final teeth to be fabricated.
Final Full-Arch TeethXpress Teeth:
Advanced 3d milling creates a zirconia high esthetic full-arch teeth that are screwed into the implants after an appropriate healing time. Patients never need to wear conventional dentures with this life-changing protocol.
When Will I Receive My TeethXpress Dental Implants?
Caring For Your Teeth After TeethXpress
Initially, you will only use a medicated mouth rinse prescribed by your TeethXpress dentist. Once your mouth is healed, you will use a water pick to clean around the implants and under the secured teeth. You will also schedule regular follow up visits with your TeethXpress dentist for cleanings.
TeethXpress Payment Options
Insurance policies vary but most cover a portion of the restorative procedure. Financing options are often available with competitive interest rates, and payments can be tailored to your budget.
At our TeethXpress Maine Implant Center, we understand that finances can postpone or prevent necessary dental treatment. Through our relationship with The Lending Club and Care Credit, you can finance your dental treatment at no interest or with a fixed interest rate. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover. These financing options can be used for larger implant, restorative and cosmetic cases as well as for minor dental treatments.
We are pleased to process your insurance claim(s) as a service to you at no charge. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance.