Fixed Teeth Vs Removable - Richmond, VA

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Select the Best Solution to Restore Your Missing Smile

Tooth loss is never an easy thing to face, especially if you’ve always taken good care of your oral health. Missing teeth can negatively impact your oral function, emotional well-being and overall quality of life. The good news is that if you’re missing all the teeth on your upper arch, lower arch or both, you have a greater number of excellent tooth replacement options to choose from than in the past. In the 1960s, the first dental implants were introduced and since then, groundbreaking strides have been made in implant technologies and techniques. Concurrently, technical innovations in permanent dentures have led to the availability of more attractive, functional and comfortable dentures than your grandparents wore. If you’re completely edentulous (toothless), you can choose from conventional removable dentures, removable or fixed implant supported dentures or full mouth dental implants in Richmond, VA. The skilled prosthodontists at Commonwealth Prosthodontics will help you choose the best option to fit your smile needs and budget.
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A Comparison: Fixed Teeth Vs. Removable

We offer a full array of tooth replacement solutions at Commonwealth Prosthodontics, from high-quality partial and full conventional dentures to All-on-4® and All-on-6 full arch dental implants. Modern dentures are made of hard acrylic resin with natural-looking teeth and a pink base that resembles your natural gum color. The primary downside of conventional dentures is that the alveolar bone that previously surrounded your natural tooth roots progressively deteriorates until it’s completely resorbed. Jawbone recession is why even the best quality dentures can eventually slip, irritate the gums and require relining. Bone loss can also lead to undesirable facial changes. Denture implants provide greater stability, help restore your natural bite force, prevent bone loss and stimulate new bone growth. Once they fuse with your jawbone, dental implants offer unsurpassed stability, strength, function, aesthetics and longevity. Implants for dentures can be designed as a removable or fixed prosthesis, depending on your personal preference. Removable implant supported dentures in Richmond, VA stabilized by two or more dental implants can restore 60% of dental function. In comparison, full mouth dental implants restore over 98% of natural function with precision-crafted teeth that look, feel and function like the real thing.

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Implant Supported Dentures

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Expertise and Experience Makes a Difference

Whether you decide on implant supported dentures or conventional dentures, it’s important to restore your smile at a practice with a long and successful track record, like Commonwealth Prosthodontics. As prosthodontists, we have advanced training and skills in the art and science of tooth restoration using the latest technologies. We create customized solutions for the most complex mouths using the best technology. Our state-of-the-art dental lab enables fabrication of partials, dentures and implant supported dentures in Richmond, VA—with superb quality control from start to finish. During your initial visit at Commonwealth Prosthodontics, we’ll discuss your dental and medical history, take digital X-rays, and create a customized treatment plan. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) enables analysis of your bone structure, nerve tissue and sinus cavities. About 150–200 images created in less than a minute are compiled into a single 3D model of your jawbone that we combine with digital guidance to precisely plan your implant placement. If you have inadequate bone to support dental implants, active gum disease or need teeth extracted, we have the expertise to help you become an ideal candidate for dental implants in Richmond, VA.

In addition to numbing your implant sites with a local anesthetic, we offer nitrous oxide to help you relax. Once sedation has taken effect, small incisions are made in your gums. Using fully guided techniques, each implant is placed into your jawbone at the exact angle, depth and location for optimal, long-lasting results. Temporary replacement teeth (e.g., dental crowns or an implant supported denture) are attached to the implant posts. As your mouth heals over the next three or more months, you’ll be able to eat comfortably and enjoy renewed smile aesthetics with the temporary prosthetic. Your final set of teeth are precision crafted on-site to meet your smile specifications and our clinical recommendations. Once the final restoration is attached to your implants, you’ll experience better function, greater confidence and an improved quality of life—for life!

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Dental implants in Richmond, VA are one of the best investments you can make in your smile and quality of life. We’ve seen firsthand how dental implants change people’s lives and believe everyone deserves to enjoy these amazing benefits! Once you get dental implants, you’ll quickly discover why they’re considered the number one tooth replacement solution. Many insurance carriers consider dental implants a cosmetic procedure, so they offer no coverage or only partial coverage for the crown portion. We don’t want financial concerns to stop you from getting dental implants, so we offer top-rated third-party financing options to make this transformative treatment more affordable.

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