Replacement of Dentures With Teeth That Are Fixed in Place
For patients who are going to lose their teeth or for patients who have lost all of their teeth, there is a solution that reaches far beyond dentures in terms of enhancing patients' quality of life. As few as four dental implants can be used to anchor a fixed bridge which can only be removed by a dentist. This allows patients to return to near-normal function in terms of their ability to chew, as well as to have the optimal cosmetic result and comfort.
In many cases, the remaining teeth are extracted, the implants are placed, and a temporary bridge is placed on the day of surgery. This means that no denture is required during the treatment, and you can smile and chew food with confidence immediately after the procedure. There is surprisingly little discomfort after surgery for most patients.
This concept is called "teeth in a day" or "all-on-four," and the doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants are experts at this type of treatment.