Same Day Implant Supported Dentures in Bergen County NJ
If you are concerned about bleeding gums, loose teeth, bad breath, or have been told you need to have teeth extracted, you may want to consult with our office prior to embarking on expensive treatment. Our trained periodontists Paul Barabas and Daniel Barabas will make every effort to save your own teeth, as very few teeth should ever be lost to periodontal disease.
A Revolution in Missing Teeth
The demand for immediate replacement teeth has led to a revolution in how we deal with missing teeth: the full-arch restoration. Also known as “implant supported dentures”, or “all-on-4”, this innovative treatment allows Drs. Paul A. Barabas or Daniel C. Barabas to combine implant technology with dentures to give our patients a new smile and a renewed outlook on life, all in one day!
As leaders in this technique in New Jersey, one of the things that makes our full arch implant capability unique is that Dr. Barabas custom suits each case to the patient. After meeting with a new patient for a full mouth reconstruction, he custom picks a restorative dentist to handle the restoration in our Ridgewood office. Some of these dentists have in house laboratories, and mill the final teeth to suit your own tastes. The two specialists will plan the entire case out together closely.
You can show up the morning of your new smile and a team will be ready to treat you. There will be an anesthesiologist, Dr. Barabas, and your custom suited restorative dentist. We work together through the appointment to keep you safe and happy. When you wake up, you will have a mirror and be able to look at your new, solid, strong bite. This has changed the lives of so many patients. A few of these patients have their photos below.
A patient that is missing an entire row of teeth, or has teeth that are not able to be saved, is in a unique position: a chance to start fresh with a full-arch restoration!
While there are other options for treating a full row of broken or missing teeth such as single implants and dentures, patients these days are expressing a desire for a solution that is more affordable, quick and convenient.
Dentures and Implants: Working Together
Traditional dentures can be inconvenient, painful and unstable. And while dental implants are an excellent choice for single tooth replacements, on the scale of a full arch, they can be expensive and complicated. However, putting these two treatments together yields a solution that works for nearly everyone: implant supported overdentures. During this treatment, four dental implants are placed in the jaw and a full dental bridge attached to them, giving you a full row of teeth in just one appointment.
Before & After Dental Implants
All of the following cases have been treated be Dr. Daniel C. Barabas in just one day in conjunction with their full arch restorative dentist. Just imagine coming in with nonrestorable teeth, going to sleep, and waking up with a beautiful smile!
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The Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
- Cost: Because this treatment requires just four implants per arch, it is much more affordable than placing an entire row of implants.
- Convenience: Replacement teeth can typically be placed during the same appointment as the implants.
- Bone Graft-Free: Two of the four implants are placed at special angles in the back of the jaw to make the best use of available jawbone. This often eliminates the need for bone grafting.
- Faster Healing: Less time in the chair and less time healing round out the benefits of full arch restorations.
Full Arch Replacement Procedure
As with other dental implant procedures, you will be anesthetized for comfort during the surgery and thus won’t feel a thing. Post-operation soreness is typically manageable with over-the-counter medications, and any necessary prescriptions will be discussed at your appointment.
Implant Supported Dentures: Your Options
Ball Attachment Denture
Two implants are placed in the lower jaw, onto which a denture snaps into place. This option is more stable than traditional, removable dentures; however there will still be some movement. Sore spots can develop if food is caught underneath. Periodic appointments ensure proper adjustment.
Bar Attachment Denture
Referred to above as “overdentures”, this process involves the placing of four to six implants in the lower jaw. A custom support bar connects the implants, and a denture with internal retention clips is attached to the support bar. This option is very popular as the denture is more stable than with ball attachments, yet it is still removable for cleaning.
Also known as a screw retained denture, this option offers maximum stability. Placed on five or more implants and secured by screws or clasps, the denture is permanent, only removed by us at maintenance visits. The denture does not contact gum tissue, allowing you to clean under it without removal.
Of course, there is always the option to have each missing tooth replaced by an individual dental implant. The benefits of this are increased stability, preservation of the jawbone and a natural look. However, the process is the most costly and time-consuming.
Upper Arch Replacements
The treatment options for the upper arch are basically the same as those mentioned above, however additional implants are sometimes needed to compensate for softer bone.
Implant Retained Upper Denture
Depending upon the number of implants to be placed, it may be possible to eliminate the need for covering the roof of your mouth with a complete denture. This option allows you to fully taste your food and gives you a better sense of its temperature. Your denture will feel more natural. You will still have a removable denture, which makes cleaning the support bar and denture much easier.
Individual Upper Implants
If you want a restoration that is similar to your natural teeth and therefore not removable, you probably will need eight to ten individual implants placed. This is followed after healing by the placement of the abutments and new replacement crowns.
For more information on dental implants, please visit our Dental Implants page.
If you are fed up with dentures and are looking for a better, more permanent solution, please call us to find out more about the life-changing transformations that full arch restorations are giving patients in our office.
Restoring Smiles and Changing Lives in Bergen County, NJ!
Request an Appointment Online or call Ridgewood Periodontal & Implant Associates Phone Number 201-447-0855 to schedule your consult today!