Missing Teeth? Why Not ‘Grow’ New Ones?
Dental implants may be the perfect solution for replacing your lost teeth. From the front of your mouth,
where they’re highly visible, to the back, where they offer a platform to chew a huge selection of foods,
implants can help you obtain a dazzling and healthy smile. Unlike bridges or removable dentures, which are
secured above your gums, dental implants are anchored below the gumline. The “tooth” placed on an implant
seems life-like, because it pushes through your gums just like your original did – it’s like growing a new
tooth! Numerous missing teeth can be restored in this fashion. Even people who’ve lost all their teeth can
take advantage of implants, because they can secure their dentures, resulting in teeth that don’t shift
when they talk and don’t need to be removed at night.
From implant placement to crown fabrication, we handle the entire process in our office, negating the need
for a referral. With the assistance of 3-D cone beam CT digital imaging technology, Dr. Hicks can accurately
view a patient’s bone structure and determine the best course of action for placement using guided implant
surgery. Call us today and see if this treatment is right for you!
New Breakthrough Provides a Solution for Loose, Slipping Dentures
Denture wearers, mini implants may be the key if you were told inadequate bone density prohibited you from
becoming a candidate for implants. These tiny wonders can be placed pain-free, in a single visit, with no
further delay needed for healing. They will secure your dentures and alleviate all the problems of slipping,
tilting, and trapping of food. That means the same day, you can eat whatever you like. We are committed to
helping you smile more!
Overdentures – No More Messy Denture Adhesives!
If you wear dentures, you’ve doubtless faced an embarrassing denture event. That unexpected moment when they
shift, slide, or worse, pop out! You’ve attempted using more denture adhesive with the belief you can make
your teeth stay put, but the cream squishes out everywhere. Why bother with the frustrating mess any longer?
With dental implants fixed as the anchors for your dentures your teeth will be “locked” in place, so they can’t
shift, slide, or pop. Yet they readily snap off for cleaning. Say so long to messy creams! Ask us if you’d
benefit from overdentures!
Immediate Load Implants – Another Option
Who needs dentures that won’t stay put? We can abolish undesirable movement for denture wearers with All-on-4™
immediate load implants. With only four implants, dentures can be anchored permanently. They’re known as immediate
load, because there is no delay while the bone around the implant heals. In our office, during a single visit, you
can have the implants secured and then go home and eat whatever you like.
Previously, to have implants done, a patient would have to be referred to an oral surgeon. After the surgeon placed
the implants, the patient revisited their normal dentist to have restorations put over the implant. Now, there is no
longer a 4- to 6-month waiting period to finish the process. Nor do you have to work with referrals. We do it all
– start to finish – in our office.
Traditional Denture Solutions
Perhaps traditional dentures are the best option for you. Dr. Hicks can create and fit natural-appearing, custom
dentures that won’t move! This innovation involves fitting the denture plate so precisely that you can have confidence
while eating, because you know your dentures won’t shift or slip. If you wear dentures, be sure to ask us about this.
It will make your life much less frustrating.
Don’t live with missing teeth any longer! Call (717) 625-0596 for a no-obligation implant consultation today
to determine your suitability for dental implants.