Many corporate implant centers treat patients like numbers, offering cookie-cutter full arch dental implants that don’t reflect each person’s unique oral health needs. Our board-certified prosthodontist Dr. Bay believes that spending quality time with you is an integral part of delivering the highest quality solutions—from your first complimentary dental implant consultation to your final smile. Dr. Bay has seen firsthand how All-on-X full mouth dental implants in Southlake, TX transform the smiles and lives of patients struggling with missing teeth and wants to help you achieve the same extraordinary results! She has vast expertise in the art and science of full mouth dental implants and believes in using minimally-invasive, innovative techniques and technologies to streamline the process. When you receive full arch dental implants at Smile Rehab Centers, you and your smile will benefit from Dr. Bay’s decades of implant experience, our immediate load solutions and high-tech, robot-assisted implant surgery.
Failure to replace missing teeth is the leading cause of jawbone loss. The empty sockets can cause remaining teeth to shift, resulting in major issues with your bite. This can lead to unnatural tooth erosion, bacteria build-up, gum disease, additional tooth decay/loss and pain. Like most people with missing teeth, you’ve likely experienced a hit to your self-esteem and feel embarrassed when smiling or interacting with others. With many years of advanced training, 20 years of experience and passion for delivering life-changing smiles, Dr. Bay loves transforming peoples’ lives with full mouth dental implants in Southlake, TX. Being able to improve patients’ lives through high-tech dentistry with a high touch reflects her commitment to excellence.
All-on-4 to 6 full mouth dental implants are a cost-effective tooth replacement option for an upper arch, lower arch or both that provide a fixed prosthesis the same day as surgery. With this implant approach, the strength and stability of natural teeth is replicated by surgically implanting a minimum of four dental implants per arch into the jawbone. This protocol offers unsurpassed flexibility because it can be modified for patients who require more than four implants per arch. Tilting the posterior (back) dental implants at a 45-degree angle usually prevents the need for bone grafting, although a small number of patients may require a preliminary procedure. Because this implant protocol maximizes the use of available bone, even patients with insufficient jawbone density are good candidates for this “teeth in a day” procedure.
Unlike dentures, All-on-4 full arch dental implants replace your missing natural tooth roots. Both the titanium screws (implant posts) and zirconia crown restorations offer superb biocompatibility. Because this approach is less invasive than many other full arch dental implant protocols, most patients who receive All-on-X implants in Southlake, TX experience reduced postsurgical discomfort, bleeding, swelling and bruising. Once the implant posts fuse with your underlying bone, you’ll never have to worry again about the functional and aesthetic repercussions of tooth loss. A 2017 article published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry that reviewed 24 All-on-4 to 6 studies found a survival rate of 99.8% after more than 24 months.
At your complimentary consultation, Dr. Bay will discuss your functional and aesthetic smile goals, dental and medical history, and use cone-beam computed tomography to analyze your underlying bone structure, nerve tissue and sinus cavities, as well as to meticulously plan implant placement. To give you a better idea of how your new teeth will complement your facial aesthetics, you’ll receive an instant new smile preview with 3Shape TRIOS® Smile Design software.
Digital technology, including the Yomi® dental robot enables Dr. Bay to create a streamlined, preplanned and customized solution that greatly reduces the possibility of error. This technology helps her determine the most optimal areas in your jawbone for implant placement. In some cases, she can extract remaining teeth during the same visit. To ensure your ultimate comfort and ease any dental anxiety, you can choose from a full spectrum of sedation dentistry at Smile Rehab Centers, including general anesthesia.
It takes dental implants three to six months to fuse with new bone growth in your jaw in a process called osseointegration. This step is essential for dental implants to assume the role of natural tooth roots and provide a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth. Before you leave, Dr. Bay attaches a temporary fixed All-on-X bridge milled with CAD/CAM technology from PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate), a biocompatible material that offers excellent reliability and a natural-looking appearance.
The final stage of the process is fitting you with the custom-made, fixed full arch bridge fabricated by a highly skilled dental lab technician from high-quality zirconia. Zirconia offers beautiful and natural-looking aesthetics, is strong and resistant to chips and can even withstand tooth grinding (bruxism). Full mouth dental implants provide a 70% more powerful bite force than traditional dentures, which means you can comfortably eat the foods you love!
Our full mouth solutions are designed to be permanent, so we encourage you to view this treatment as a life-long investment in your health and quality of life. To help you afford a smile that stands the test of time, we offer competitive all-inclusive prices, warranty our work and partner with multiple highly-rated third-party financing companies to make monthly payments more affordable.
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