Posted on 12/11/2013 by Dr. Franco
|You look in the mirror and see gaps that make your smile look unsightly and decrease your self-confidence. Missing teeth can also make it harder for you to chew and enjoy your favorite foods—such as apples, corn on the cob or even steak. You have considered wearing removable dentures, but you don’t want to deal with the inconveniences of wearing them. However, a new technology called Bite Lock, which uses a technique known as Teeth In A Day, will allow you to wear dentures that are stabilized using solid dental implants; even more, all of this can be done in just a single day.
Dental implants are the best tooth-replacement options because they are stable and closely resemble natural teeth. A dental implant has three parts: a titanium screw-like device that acts as the root of a tooth; a connecting piece known as the abutment; and the crown, a cap that goes on top of the screw and looks like a real tooth. Getting a dental implant can be a long process that requires frequent trips to your implant dentist. However, with Bite Lock, you can get dental implants in just one sitting.
With Bite Lock, your implant dentist will surgically and strategically position four implants in your jawbone and then connect replacement teeth, or dentures, to them. These teeth are custom-made for your mouth and automatically allow you to begin chewing and smiling when you leave the dental office. Because you can enjoy an entire mouth of stable teeth relatively quickly, the Teeth In A Day technique is perfect for the busy professional or for someone who simply doesn’t want to make many trips to the dentist.
Another advantage of Bite Lock is that dentures placed on implants are much more secure, so you don’t need to worry about your dentures slipping at inconvenient times. This means that ribs and your other favorite foods are no longer off limits. Also, with traditional dentures, bone loss can occur over time, but when you chew food with implants, you stimulate the jawbone, thus allowing it to remain strong and healthy. Dentures that are attached to implants are also more comfortable to wear than removable dentures.
Contact us today to find out how, in just one day, you can get your smile back and be comfortable at the dinner table once again.
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