Even patients who’ve never lost a tooth are often aware of how dentures and dental bridges replace teeth. The modern dental prosthetics are custom-designed to fill in the gaps left in your smile by missing teeth. In the case of complete dentures, they replace an entire row of lost teeth. Yet, many patients who have lost teeth and wear a dental bridge or denture don’t realize how dental implants fit into the plan of teeth replacement. With extensive experience planning and placing dental implants, Allen implant dentist, Dr. Marco Cueva, teaches patients who’ve lost teeth how the root devices improve conventional dental prosthetics. From sturdier replacement teeth to the long-term preservation of your jawbone, dental implants offer the most beneficial choice for replacing lost teeth and restoring your smile.

The Science of Prosthetic Roots

Denture slippage is a common term that describes the movement of ill-fitting dentures. Initially, the prosthesis is designed to fit snugly over your gums, following the curvature of your dental ridge. Over time, however, dentures can lose their grip, slipping and moving about as you bite, chew, speak, and smile. The phenomenon is largely due to jawbone deterioration, which follows the loss of one or more teeth roots. When stimulated, roots facilitate a healthy flow of nutrient-rich blood to the jaw. When the stimulation is lost, the nutrient supply diminishes. Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone to help restore a healthy bloodflow and prevent jawbone deterioration, as well as provide a sturdy foundation to stabilize your dental crown, bridge, or denture.

Dental Implants in One Day

To help patients enjoy smiling again in less time, Dr. Cueva offers revolutionary All-On-4 dentures, which utilize only four dental implants to secure an upper denture and four dental implants for a lower complete denture, and involve faster treatment and healing time. Traditionally, placing implants requires a healing period of 4-6 months, after which Dr. Cueva can place the final denture on top of the implants. All-On-4 dentures, however, can be placed immediately after the implants are inserted, allowing you to leave our office with your new smile intact.

About Dr. Marco Cueva:

Dr. Marco Cueva is a dedicated dentist with extensive training in periodontology and dental implantology. Aside from expertly caring for and maintaining our patients’ oral health, he is also uniquely qualified to treat the supporting structures of teeth, as well as replace lost teeth with skill and precision. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (972) 390-9944.