Dr. Jeffrey S. Garelick, DDS is a cosmetic and dental implants dentist in Chandler, AZ. He has over 25 years experience in advanced dental restorations with dentures, bridgework and dental implants.
Many people ask about dental implants, dental implant supported bridges and dentures. I have found over the years that some types dental restorations work well and others types can leave patients dissatisfied.
Considering that dentures are about 25% as effective as teeth. Bad teeth tend to be better than good dentures. And, dental implants are 100% as effective as a natural tooth. It’s no wonder that just about anyone that is missing a tooth or missing all their teeth are looking to dental implants.
Over my 25 plus years as a dentist, I have tried a number of treatments. The current treatment that I, as well as many other dentists, recommend are dentures or bridges that are totally secured by dental implants. Dentures or dental bridges anchored to the jaw bone by implants are as secure as your original teeth. These types of restorations are non removable teeth. Most people can’t tell they even have dental implants or bridges because they feel very comfortable. Commonly called an “all-on-four”, four dental implants are placed in the jaw and anchored to a denture or dental bridge in place.
The dental process is simple. X-rays are taken of your existing teeth and supporting bone. A determination is then made of where to place the dental implants and how to develop the best smile for you. Once the dental plan is complete, an appointment for implant placement is made. During that appointment, your dental implants placed and the bridgework or denture is anchored. Most people choose to be asleep for this procedure and sedation dentistry is an option. Patients wake at the end of the procedure with a great new smile and improved dental function. Most people quickly adjust to the look and feel. So many have commented that they wonder why they took so long to get this done. Because placement is often done in a single visit the procedure is called “Teeth-in-a-day”.
A number of patients want the option to be able to remove their dentures for cleaning and convenience, or elect removable for financial reasons. This is commonly called an “overdenture”, an implant retained overdenture allow for the a denture to set over the top of the implants and snaps into place, which allows for easy removal and cleaning. These overdentures can be supported by regular implants or if there is a limited amount of bone, mini-dental implants allow patients who were once told that they were not good candidates for dental implants to now enjoy these benefits.
The industry has made great strides in the area of mini dental implants over the last few years. The mini implant come in many sizes. Now just about anyone that wants dental implants can have this treatment. And, this has become more affordable during the past few years.
You can have the smile you have always wanted in just a few days.
Call (480) 855-1994, Chandler Dentist, Jeffrey S. Garelick now and change your life for the better.
Jeffrey S. Garelick, DDS
Chandler, AZ 85248 USA