When you lose teeth, your entire life is affected. Tooth loss affects not only your smile but your abilities to eat and speak. Tooth loss also impacts the health of your jawbone, leading to bone resorption. A majority of adults will experience some form of tooth loss in their lifetime, with a percentage losing an entire arch of teeth. Millions of adults replace a full arch of missing teeth with dentures. While a denture can replace many of the functions of your missing teeth, it cannot stop bone loss in your jaw. North Atlanta Family Dentistry can replace a full arch of missing teeth with TeethXpress.
Modern Treatment with Dental Implants
Dental implants are a modern treatment used to replace missing teeth. Treatment uses small titanium posts, which are surgically placed into your jawbone. Your bone fuses to the posts in a process called osseointegration. This process stabilizes the posts, turning them into new roots that then provide support for your replacement teeth. Over the years, many developments have been made, improving the reliability and stability of dental implants. There are also several different types of treatments to meet many different needs. One of these developments is TeethXpress.
What is TeethXpress?
TeethXpress is a type of treatment that uses dental implants. With this treatment, dental implants can be placed faster. It is also an ideal solution for those who have lost an entire arch of missing teeth and have low bone density, providing an alternative when the typical full arch restoration is not possible. The implant does not have a machined collar, which provides for greater bone to implant contact. This aids in improving the success of osseointegration without the need for a bone graft. TeethXpress is also an immediate load implant solution, providing you with your teeth in a single appointment.
How is TeethXpress Placed?
TeethXpress, like other types of dental implants, requires a surgical procedure for placement. Placing this type of implant solution is done in a single day, however. If you have been deemed a candidate for this treatment during your initial consultation, impressions of your mouth are taken. These impressions are used to create your custom replacement teeth, which will be waiting for you when you arrive for your implant surgery.
Surgery is performed under a local anesthetic and sedation. We begin by creating small incisions in your gums to expose the bone underneath. Next, holes are drilled into your jawbone, and the implant posts are placed inside. TeethXpress uses only 4 to 6 posts, depending upon your specific needs. After your gums are sutured closed around the posts, your final restorations are secured into place, allowing you to leave the office with your permanent replacement teeth.
Benefits of TeethXpress
TeethXpress provides many significant benefits. In addition to providing you with all of the same benefits as other types of dental implants, these benefits include
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If you are interested in replacing an entire arch of missing teeth with dental implants rather than traditional dentures, or you want to trade in your dentures for dental implants, you may be a candidate for TeethXpress. Call North Atlanta Family Dentistry at (470) 387-0500 today to schedule your consultation.