Published: 2017-04-26

Tooth replacement options continue to evolve and become a reality for more people every day. In fact, if you have previously been told that you are not able to have dental implants due to bone loss, you now may be able to have them due to advancements in materials, technology, and techniques.

The traditional approach for multiple tooth loss has been traditional dentures. With their bulkiness and messy adhesives, they can become irritating because of bone loss so that they need to be periodically realigned. While more able to stay put, snap on dentures are also bulky and cover the palate, which negatively affects the ability to taste. Snaps wear out and also need to be replaced frequently.

Dental implants have become the modern alternative to dentures. They are extremely natural looking and fuse to the jaw bone and are a great permanent tooth replacement. Each individual implant replaces one tooth only. Many people are not willing to go through the implant surgery procedure for all of the teeth in their mouth, but there is an advanced alternative to traditional dentures in Groton, CT to more quickly address the need to replace multiple teeth.

One of these options is called the All-on-4® technique practiced by periodontist Dr. Gregory Toback at Shoreline Periodontics and Dental Implants. This approach restores natural mouth function by using a few implants to anchor a bridge or support dentures in your mouth. This approach to tooth replacement has a natural look and feel, no coverage of the palate, and is a cost-effective and time-saving option to pursuing a mouth full of dental implants.

Advanced tooth replacement options could give you a more attractive smile. If you are ready to see if you can be a candidate for dental implants and see what approaches Dr. Toback recommends for your situation, give Shoreline Periodontics and Dental Implants a call today.

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