Whether you have missing teeth due to injury, decay, gum disease or poor nutrition, this can take a toll on your physical and psychological health. When you bite or chew, jawbone stimulation is transferred from the top of your teeth down through your tooth roots and into your jawbone. Without this stimulation, your bone and muscle structures deteriorate and resorb, which can lead to premature aging changes to your facial structure. In addition to experiencing problems speaking clearly and eating nutritiously, tooth loss can cause shifting of adjacent teeth, bite misalignment, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder symptoms, an increase in bacteria and decay, and decreased self-esteem. Full mouth dental implants in Brentwood, CA are the gold standard tooth replacement option due to their longevity, functional benefits and natural appearance.
Dr. Sien Siao’s advanced implant training, including certification in TeethXpress®, coupled with state-of-the-art technology at Balfour Dental, truly make a difference for people struggling with tooth loss. If you’re missing one or more teeth due to decay, injury or gum disease, you may be a candidate for the TeethXpress dental implant procedure. This innovative tooth replacement option streamlines the dental implant process, so you don’t have to live another day with missing teeth! TeethXpress implant-supported dentures preserve bone while enabling you to eat, speak and live confidently without any of the problems associated with traditional dentures. At Balfour Dental, we find it incredibly fulfilling to see how this transformative tooth replacement option enables our patients to smile and live life to the fullest!
During the procedure, a new set of temporary teeth crafted from polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is secured with four to six dental implants per arch. The implants are surgically placed into your jaw with abutment posts and the denture is secured to the abutment posts with special prosthetic screws. Typically, this step in the procedure can be completed in one day under local anesthesia. We also offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation for your ultimate comfort. You’ll wear these temporary teeth during the healing period until your final teeth are fabricated and placed. PMMA is an odorless acrylic polymer that has become a top choice for provisional dental restorations due to its biocompatibility, stability, cost-effectiveness and natural-looking aesthetics.
A soft diet is required during the initial healing phase and we may prescribe a special mouth rinse. The full healing phase typically takes three or more months. During this time, the sites heal and dental implants integrate with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once they fuse, dental implants function like natural tooth roots, providing a secure permanent support for your new fixed teeth. During the final stage of the process, we’ll fit you with custom-made full arch dental implants crafted from zirconia, which is 10 times stronger than natural tooth enamel. Zirconia offers superior longevity, biocompatibility and aesthetics for a natural-looking smile that can last a lifetime with proper care!
At Balfour Dental, we believe everyone deserves access to quality dental care and improved oral and whole body health. When you consider your mouth is the gateway to your overall health, you’ll discover full mouth dental implants are well worth the investment. We discuss the cost of treatment before you commit, so you’ll never be subjected to hidden fees. While we accept different dental insurance plans and this typically covers a majority of preventive and basic services and select restorative procedures, full mouth dental implants aren’t covered. As such, we offer financing with two top-rated, third-party financing companies. We also offer a five-year warranty for structural and material defects, unless replacement is required due to poor oral hygiene.
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