Dental implants are now considered the gold standard in tooth replacement. With a nearly 98% success rate, dental implants offer a permanent and secure missing tooth treatment option. There are many benefits of dental implant including full chewing function, replaces missing teeth at the root, will not slip, and they offer full chewing function.
Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of your teeth. Dental implants are capped with a dental restoration that is custom fit to your smile. Dental restorations now use the latest in dental materials for a natural looking tooth replacement.
For a long time, dentures have been the only option for replacing a full set of missing teeth. With the advancements in dental technology, dentures are now more realistic in appearance and provide greater comfort and fit.
If you choose dentures to replace your missing teeth you now have the option to have a removable denture, or a dental implant secured denture.
Removable dentures can sometimes move or shift while eating and chewing causing embarrassment or a lack of self-confidence. Traditional removable dentures require special daily and thorough cleanings. Dentures do not support the structure of the jaw bone and patients may experience gradual bone loss and deterioration of the structure of the jaw.
Dr. Sal Lotardo offers implant supported dentures for a permanent and secure result when replacing all of the upper or lower teeth. All-on-4® uses as few as four dental implants that are strategically placed in the jaw for maximum health benefits in securing a hybrid denture. Using smaller implants, this procedure is often available to patients who have diminished bone structure in the jaw and may not have been considered a good candidate for traditional implants.
Dr. Lotardo has the advanced training and experience needed to offer patients full service dental implants, including the All-on-4™ procedure for securing a top or bottom denture. An implant secured denture does not require daily cleaning or adhesives and allows patients to enjoy their best quality of life. They can be brushed and maintained like your natural teeth. This permanent restoration offers patients the confidence that their teeth will not shift or slip in social interactions.