More than 35 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 178 million are missing at least one tooth, according to the American College of Prosthodontics. This causes many people each year to seek attractive solutions for their missing teeth. Fortunately, there are several treatment options that can restore your smile.
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. During the procedure for a standard dental implant, a small shaft is inserted into the bone. After the implant makes a tight connection with the surrounding bone, the replacement tooth is carefully placed onto the shaft. This ensures that the result is attractive and long lasting.
A full arch replacement (or restoration) involves the use of dental implants to replace an entire row of teeth. Frequently just four implants are needed, which is why this technique is also known as "all-on-4 dental implants" - as the full arch of teeth can be supported by just four dental implants. A prosthodontist will install dental implants that make a secure base for the new teeth. After the implants are stable, a full bridge is placed on top to replace the teeth.
Dr. Feinberg is excited and pleased to announce that he is now performing all-on-four dental implants in-office. His full arch replacement solution is a “next-day” procedure as opposed to a “same-day” procedure. The benefits of a next day procedure is less overall chair time, a refined lab processed provisional and easier delivery for the patient since the tissue is less inflamed and has reduced in height overnight.
Dentures are a popular and affordable option for replacing missing teeth. Full dentures are often appropriate for those missing all of the teeth along their dental arch, while partial dentures replace just a few missing teeth. Receiving custom-fit dentures ensures that you will remain comfortable while eating, talking, and doing other activities you love.
Removable partial dentures are a viable option for people with some teeth remaining. These dentures clasp onto remaining teeth to ensure a good fit. A removable denture is designed to limit the pressure placed on anchor teeth, keeping them healthy. These dentures are made to last for years, making them an affordable solution for missing teeth.
When it comes to providing the most sophisticated options for dental crowns and dental implants in La Mesa, no one is better suited than Dr. Richard Feinberg, one of the top dentists in the San Diego area. Dr. Feinberg is a prosthodontist, meaning that he has completed specialty training in the development and use of dental implants. A prosthodontist has the same training as a general dentist plus an additional 3 or 4 years of advanced training. During this advanced training period, a prosthodontist works with a large volume of patients seeking help for missing teeth.
As a result of Dr. Feinberg’s depth of training he is astute at assessing patients’ problems and helping them find a solution that works. Dr. Feinberg is particularly proud of his ability to find affordable solutions for patients who need them, including high-end dentures with excellent materials. Throughout the process of working with you, Dr. Feinberg will listen carefully to your needs and ensure that he meets your treatment goals.
For more information about options for dental implants and dentures, contact us today to set up an appointment. Dr. Feinberg will discuss your options and guide you through the decision-making process as you determine the treatment that is best for you.
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