Posted on 11/21/2011 by Dr. Franco
|Patients with missing teeth can appreciate the importance of selecting the appropriate method of tooth replacement solution. For patients who may be missing all of the upper or lower teeth, this choice is especially important. These patients desire new teeth that look and feel attractive. In addition to esthetic appeal, these teeth should be strong enough and stable enough to withstand the daily forces of chewing, biting, and speaking.
Although traditional dentures are an acceptable solution for tooth replacement, ill-fitting dentures that make eating difficult and clear speech challenging can certainly make life frustrating. For many first-time denture wearers, a stable dental solution and teeth that don’t have to be removed are a top priority. When combined with Bite Lock technology, dentures can be an effective solution for patients in Irving TX.
The Bite Lock concept is based on a patented technique called Teeth In A Day, in which dental implants are used to anchor a new or existing denture. By strategically placing dental implants into the upper or lower jaw, patients can enjoy teeth that are more stable and permanent. Surgically placing four dental implants into the jawbone and attaching custom-made replacement teeth can restore your smile, typically in one day, even without the need for bone grafting.
Bite Lock technology is centered on the proven concept that dental implants can work together to immediately support chewing forces. In order to connect the denture to the implants, a titanium support bar will be hidden inside your denture to provide the maximum level of strength and stability necessary to hold your teeth securely in place.
According to your individual needs, Bite Lock 2, a combination of two implants instead of four may be recommended to stabilize your current removable denture and provide additional support.
In cases where two or four dental implants are used to stabilize a denture, patients will be relieved to know that the difficulties of life with removable dentures and partials are behind them. Bite Lock patients can enjoy their permanent new smile in a single day with no concerns about slipping, sliding, or discomfort.
Why not call us and schedule your appointment right away and learn more about how we can help to achieve your new smile today?
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PEDRO F. FRANCO, DDS
HOWARD B. PRICE, DDS
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