When it comes to dentures
and implants, the options and features offered are greater today than ever.
Advancements in science and technology are allowing us to provide our patients with solutions that match their needs, expectations and budgets. Appearance, Security and Performance
Appearance, security and performance are three common features people want from their dentures or implants. Teeth play an extremely vital role in our everyday lives. Pronouncing words, eating food, singing and smiling are all reliant upon the performance of our teeth.
Let’s discuss four ways to deliver the appearance, security and performance you’re looking to find:
1. Traditional Full and Partial Dentures
2. Single and Multiple Implants
3. Implant Supported Dentures
4. All-On-Four Dental Implants 1. Traditional Full and Partial Dentures
Full and partial dentures have been around for a very long time. In fact, dentures can be traced back to around 700 BC. Since that time, there have been all types of design variations in order to get dentures to look, feel and function like natural teeth. The traditional full or partial denture usually offers the most affordable option but there are exceptions.
When dentures are properly made, they can dramatically enhance your appearance, feel comfortable to wear and function well.
It takes a special blend of science, art, experience and pride to craft a quality denture. When dentures are not accurately fitted and poorly made, they can be annoying, aggravating, painful and expensive.
Understanding what makes a good denture will help you avoid frustrations and wasting money when you are searching for new or replacement dentures. History of Quality and Consistency
Knowing how to consistently manufacture quality, natural-looking dentures that feel great and function over many years should be the #1 quality you look for when selecting a dental professional to fit and fabricate your dentures. A denture lab with decades of experience fabricating quality dentures will help you avoid many of the problems people face when they purchase dentures. Made in Akron
As with any product, good manufacturers stand behind what they make with solid guarantees. Dentures are no different. Look for a dental professional who offers a solid warranty and stands behind the dentures they make. It’s important to know who is fitting your dentures AND who is manufacturing your dentures. Are they made locally here in Akron by an experienced and reputable denture laboratory or are the dentures made out-of-town or outside the United State and shipped to your dental professional? Adjustments Should Not Cost More
No matter how good dentures are made, they will most likely need some adjustments as they are worn and as your mouth changes. This is a common occurrence and one that helps your dentures fit as precisely as possible. These types of adjustments should not cost extra. Make sure you ask if the price you are quoted includes these types of adjustments at no additional charge. Recommendations
One of the best features of a dental professional with decades of experience is there will be a long history and track record of the type of service and the quality of dentures they have provided to others. With references and a little research, you will be able to clearly see whether this is someone you can trust or if the service and quality is questionable. 2. Single and Multiple Implants
A Dental Implant
is an artificial tooth root that is placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth. Dental Implants are a great option for those who are in good general oral health but have lost a single tooth or multiple teeth due to an accident, injury or some other reason. With proper placement and maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.
Dental Implants are a tooth-saving dental procedure since they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. They are both natural looking and feeling. Most of our dental implant patients forget they had even lost a tooth!
A single implant or multiple implants will allow you to speak and eat with comfort and confidence. They are strong and secure. Our success rate with dental implants is extremely high. These are an excellent option for tooth replacement 3. Implant-Supported Dentures
An implant denture or implant-supported denture is a combination of implants and dentures. It’s a type of denture that is secured and supported by dental implants compared to the more traditional method of resting dentures on gums and applying denture adhesives.
Implant support dentures provide a higher level of security, stability and performance than regular dentures. Therefore, they will not become loose, slip or slide. The dentures are affixed to very strong dental implants which are firmly anchored. Denture implants are long-term solutions that can last a lifetime when cared for properly.
The added stability and enhanced performance provided by implant dentures creates an invaluable level of confidence. People who wear implant dentures do not worry about their dentures falling out unexpectedly when talking. They consume foods they once had to avoid and they improve their overall self esteem and appearance knowing they have this added level of security.
The installation of implants to support the denture is straightforward and healthier for the gums and jaw bones than a traditional denture. While the initial cost for implant dentures is higher than traditional dentures, the cost over time is proving to be less. People who wear implant dentures are finding them well worth the investment. 4. All-On-Four Dental Implants
All-On-4 Dental Implants
are a great solution for those who want a high level of comfort, function, confidence and convenience. It is a type of dental implant technique where 4 permanent titanium implants are precisely placed in the upper jaw, the lower jaw or if needed, both the upper and lower jaw.
These 4 implants act just like the roots of natural teeth and become solid and secure anchors to attach a full set of prosthetic teeth.
People who have them enjoy everything All-On-4 dental implants provide, often commenting they feel an increased sense of confidence and comfort almost immediately. Cost Savings with All On Four
One of the best features about All-On-4 is that only four dental implants are needed to firmly secure natural looking prosthetic teeth on either the top or bottom of your mouth. This not only significantly reduces the amount of time required to replace a full set of teeth using implants but also greatly reduces the cost.
One of the most surprising outcomes for people who choose All-On-4’s is how much it changes their appearance. It restores their smile, their facial features and the way they feel about themselves.
The All-On-4 procedure helps to preserve your jawbone which prevents deterioration of the facial structure. With All-On-4 dental implants, the caved-in face and wrinkles around the lips caused by deterioration are virtually eliminated. You will look younger and feel better about yourself!
All-On-4 is a permanent solution. These dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care and routine check-ups. The investment you make in yourself will reward you for the rest of your life.
Akron and Canton area dentists, Dr. James George and Dr. Mark Grucella along with our team of dental professionals have earned a respected reputation for both traditional dentures, implant supported dentures and All On Four over the last 50 years.
Our in-house denture lab located in Akron, Ohio is one of the region’s largest. The extensive professional experience provided by Dr. George and Dr. Grucella combined with vast resources offered by their in-house dental lab, offers patients a long history of quality, service and satisfaction. Contact Us to Determine What’s Best for You
To learn more about Dr. George, Dr. Grucella, our team of dental professionals, and our large in-house dental lab and to schedule an appointment, please call 330-733-7911
or visit www.GGDentist.com
No matter what your dental issue or how long it’s been since you have seen a dentist, Dr. James George, Dr. Mark Grucella and our team of dental professionals care about Making You Smile!