A mouthful of damaged or missing teeth can be burdensome all year round. But it’s especially frustrating during the holiday season.
Chewing your favorite holiday foods can be challenging and even painful. And laughing or conversing at the dinner table during family get-togethers can be downright embarrassing. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to consider full-mouth reconstruction from Lakeside Dentistry.
Our highly skilled team of dental professionals can combine restorative dentistry services if you still have your natural teeth but they’ve sustained some damage. We can also help you with teeth replacement solutions such as All-On-4® dental implants, dental implant dentures, or traditional dentures if you’re missing the majority of your teeth — or if your teeth are so damaged that you wish it were possible to start with a clean slate!
Our Rochester, MN office is passionate about dramatic smile transformations because they usually improve a patient’s overall quality of life! If you’re ready to achieve the smile, dental function, and confidence you feel like you lost somewhere along the way, call Lakeside Dentistry at 507-316-6444 to make an appointment!
In the meantime, take a look at some of the ways we can restore your dental health if most of your teeth are damaged or missing.
Dental Implants: A Great Option For Replacing Missing Teeth
Dental implants have truly changed the game when it comes to teeth replacement options. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted into the gums and replaces the root of the missing tooth. In time, your jawbone actually heals around the dental implant. This means the artificial tooth root just becomes a part of you!
Your dental implant can be topped with whatever dental restoration fits your needs. Commonly, a dental implant will be restored with a custom dental crown, which is a prosthetic that replaces the visible portion of a single missing tooth. But in recent years, dentists have found ways to securely anchor multi-tooth prosthetics to dental implants!
Because dental implants and the restorations they support replace an entire missing tooth — including the tooth root — they’re able to offer benefits that other teeth replacement options simply cannot. Dental implants provide unmatched security and durability.
Additionally, dental implants actually prevent deterioration of the jaw bone because they require continued use of the jaw bone for chewing. That’s not the case with teeth replacement options where the prosthetic simply rests on the gums.
All-On-4 Dental Implants: Replace A Full Set Of Teeth Comfortably
Dental implants are great for anchoring dental crowns and dental bridges. But they can also support full dental arch prosthetics to restore an entire upper or lower set of missing teeth!
At Lakeside Dentistry, we’re proud to offer a revolutionary teeth replacement solution called All-On-4 dental implants.
As the name suggests, this treatment involves supporting a full dental arch prosthetic on just four dental implants: two placed vertically near the front of the mouth and two placed at angles in the back of the mouth for a strong hold.
You’ll always feel confident knowing your prosthetic is exactly where it should be because it can only be removed by your dentist!
Dental Implant Dentures: The Best Of Both Worlds
What if you want to be able to remove your prosthetic yourself? Dental implant dentures allow you to have the best of both worlds! The prosthetic is removable, as with traditional dentures, but dental implant dentures boast the added security of dental implants.
There are a couple different kinds of dental implant dentures, with the primary difference being the type of attachment that keeps the denture connected to the dental implants. But either way, you’ll only need two dental implants to anchor your denture, so it requires even less chair time than All-On-4 dental implants!
Traditional Dentures: A Convenient And Immediate Solution
At Lakeside Dentistry, we can also help you if you want a traditional set of dentures.
At other offices, you might have to wait weeks after undergoing your extraction procedures before you get a set of dentures. But we’re able to provide you with immediate dentures so you never have to be without your teeth! They’re specially designed to protect your sensitive gum tissue and reduce bleeding while you heal after your extractions.
After you’ve healed, we can reline your dentures with a more permanent material or help you with another teeth replacement solution!
Replace Your Teeth, Improve Your Life
What’s the best option for you? The professionals at Lakeside Dentistry can help you decide whether dental implants, dental implant dentures or a more traditional denture option is right for you!
Whatever you choose, you’ll notice a remarkable difference in your quality of life simply by replacing your missing teeth! You’ll regain dental function and gain a renewed sense of confidence!