We only get two sets of teeth in life: our baby teeth, which are gone by adolesence, and our permanent teeth. Permanent teeth can last a lifetime, but it doesn’t always work that way. For people who have lost their teeth, implant-supported dentures from Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ are a state-of-the-art solution.
Implant-supported dentures are, in fact, almost like getting a third set of teeth. If you are not familiar with dental implants, here are the essentials:
Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed in your jaw, where they fuse with the bone. Titanium is ideally suited to this, which is why it is commonly used in joint replacements, like for the hip and the knee.
Once the titanium has fused with the bone, you are left with a rock-solid support for an artificial tooth that looks and functions like the real thing.
While one implant can support one artificial tooth, several – typically four – can support a full dental arch.
One caveat is that you must have enough healthy bone to support the implant. Even if you don’t, bone grafting, which means transplanting, can promote new growth, enough so that there is enough mass to support an implant.
Wildflower Dental offers All-on-4 dental implants. They are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They look completely natural, and can replace both the upper and lower sets. As the name suggests, four implants per arch are used to support them.