Implant-Supported Dentures in Tamarac
Stable, Implant-Supported New Teeth
Dentures have been the traditional solution for replacing a full arch of missing teeth, and until recently were the only choice available. However, dentures have numerous disadvantages that make them a replacement option of last resort.
Dentures continually slip or make noises when you eat or speak. They provide only 10-20% of the chewing power of natural teeth and make it difficult or impossible to eat the foods you need for proper nutrition. Chewing can be painful if your dentures rub against your gums and cause sores.
Dentures accelerate the bone loss that naturally occurs when teeth are missing, eventually causing the lower half of your face to get a “collapsed” look. Progressive bone loss also causes dentures to become loose-fitting as time goes on, resulting in the need to repeatedly reline and refit them. Eventually, no denture can be made to fit well anymore.
Implant-supported dentures restore stability and chewing power
Modern technology makes it possible to eliminate these disadvantages by anchoring dentures with dental implants. Dentures resting on implants are held firmly in position and their chewing power is significantly increased. Depending on your needs, the dentures can be removable ones that snap onto implants through special attachments, or permanently fixed.
Skilled Dental Implant Specialist
As a periodontist, Dr. Levine is a specialist in placing dental implants. He has been successfully placing implants since 1985. In addition to his formal periodontal training, he has completed extensive postgraduate training from top institutions specializing in dental implant training.
He has taught implant dentistry at three different Florida universities and currently serves as a continuing education instructor for other dentists.
Dr. Levine will coordinate your entire treatment. He works closely with highly skilled local dentists and prosthodontists for the fabrication of top-quality replacement teeth. They will ensure that your new implant-supported dentures are stable, durable and aesthetic.
Complimentary New Patient Exam
If you are wearing dentures or need all of your teeth replaced, come see us for a Complimentary New Patient Exam. Find out the state of your oral health and learn more about the treatment options for replacing all of your teeth. Your visit will include:
- Thorough oral exam, including periodontal probing, oral cancer screening and bite and jaw function check
- Review of your medical and dental history
- Full-mouth X-rays
- Panoramic X-ray, if needed
- Intraoral and extraoral photos
- MySmile evaluation
- Personalized treatment plan
(up to $465 value)
Stable, Permanently Fixed-in New Teeth
Dr. Levine can place a customized number of implants across your dental arch that will support a set of permanently fixed-in new teeth. If needed for aesthetics, your set of new teeth can be made with an artificial gumline so it blends seamlessly with your actual gums. Your new teeth will give you chewing power close to that of natural teeth and will look, feel and function very much like real teeth.
TeethXpress® New Teeth in One Day
Thanks to the revolutionary TeethXpress procedure, Dr. Levine can provide most patients with a permanently fixed-in, attractive set of new teeth in a single day. After initial preparation appointments, any necessary extractions are performed, and a customized number of implants are placed in your jaw. The implants support a full-arch set of replacement teeth that is securely fixed-in and can only be removed by a dentist.
The procedure was created by implant research and development company, BioHorizons®, to provide a stable, same-day teeth replacement option for patients with missing teeth or teeth that need extraction. TeethXpress uses several of BioHorizon’s proprietary innovations so implants can be placed without the need for bone grafting, even in patients with severe bone loss.
Implant-Supported, Removable Snap-In Dentures
As an economical alternative to fixed-in replacement teeth, Dr. Levine can place a series of implants across your arch that will securely retain a removable denture. Your denture will snap onto the implants with special attachments. It will stay firmly in place, though you can remove it at any time for cleaning or other care.
Your new teeth will not slip, you will not need messy adhesives, and your chewing power will be greatly increased. You will also be relieved of the sores and discomfort that can result from a regular denture rubbing against your dental arch.
Come and See Us
If you are wearing dentures or need all your teeth replaced, come see Dr. Levine for a Complimentary New Patient Exam. He will examine you and discuss treatment options with you, in detail. He will explain how each option works and answer any questions you may have.