Full upper or lower dentures can me made to look like all your natural teeth, however getting them to say in place when eating or doing any day to day activities can be a challenge. If you rarely wear your dentures because you cant keep them in or they hurt then dental implants by Dr. Paresh may be the solution you are looking for.
A patient came to see me on a referral from his general dentist. His front teeth are connected together with a porcelain bridge. This bridge is failing and he has advanced periodontal disease that has left him with very little bone supporting the roots of his other teeth.
The lower jaw is in about the same condition. A few teeth that have no hope and need to be extracted.
His teeth were extracted and on the same day 4 dental implants were inserted in the upper jaw and 4 dental implants were inserted into his lower jaw. These dental implants will be allowed to heal. After the healing process snaps will be placed into the implant and a set of 'snap in dentures' will be made.
View of the healed upper jaw and the 4 dental implants with the protective healing cap removed. Excellent tissue health was achieved. If at any time in the future this patient decides that he wants fixed teeth on dental implants a few more implants will be placed and 10-12 porcelain crowns can be made.
View of the healed lower jaw of the 4 dental implants. The same can be accomplished on the lower jaw; fixed teeth at any time with the addition of a few implants.
The upper implant denture is made with a cast metal horseshoe shape. This is done to keep the denture strong as well as free up the roof of the mouth to keep the patient from gagging.
LOCATOR snaps are placed into the dental implants(gold attachments to allow the denture to snap into place)
The same is done for the lower jaw. 4 LOCATOR attachments on 4 Dental Implants
The snaps are fitted into the dentures and now NO MORE LOOSE DENTURES!
If you are interested in this kind of implant dentistry or having fixed implant teeth in Charlotte see Dr. Paresh to see if you are a candidate.
Dental Implants have become one of the best ways to replace a missing tooth. The implant acts as a post or a root replacement so a crown or implant bridge can be connected. Once this is done you do not remove the crown or implant bridge….its as close to a real tooth as you can get today.
My patient comes in with her front tooth broken at the gum line. There is still the root of the tooth in place that will have to be extracted before the dental implant can be inserted.
The dental implant is placed after the root is extracted. In this case there was enough bone left to place the implant the same day the tooth was extracted. There was also enough stability of the implant to place the abutment(post that comes through the gum) to support a temporary crown. The temporary crown is made so when you close it does not touch; an important part in allowing the implant to heal into the bone. This also allow the gum tissue to mold around the abutment.
Temporary screw secured crown that will be placed. I created this the same day chairside out of temporary crown material.
Temporary crown created and screwed into the implant.
2 months later impressions are taken to make a custom abutment(post) and the final porcelain implant crwon. Here the final crown is in place.
final x-ray with the custom implant abutment and crown. Good bone stability is around the implant that was placed the day of extraction.
This type of implant dentistry can be done for multiple missing teeth for an implant bridge. That way adjacent teeth do not need to be shaved down for crowns to support the missing tooth.
There are many implant dentistry solutions that can be offered. I suggest you consider coming in for a evaluation to see if dental implants can be the right solution for you.
Paresh B Patel DDS Charlotte Mooresville Lenoir NC
Missing all your teeth? Do you not wear your denture? One solution is to have dental implants placed by Dr. Paresh to hold in your fixed teeth.
Upper Jaw with no teeth left. Who would want to spend the rest of their life without teeth or not being able to wear their denture?
My same patient's lower jaw. You can see how skinny the jaw becomes when there are no teeth or dental implant to help keep bone and gum tissue in place.
Fortunately at our office near Charlotte we have a 3D CT xray machine. With that dental implants can be accurately planned to help as anchors for fixed porcelain crowns.
Dental Implants placed by Dr. Paresh for an all on 4 dental implant type solution. In this case there was enough bone to place 6 dental implants to support a screw retained set of porcelain crowns.
The same solution was done on the lower jaw as well; an all on 4 concept. Once again enough bone was found on the CT x ray to allow for 6 dental implants to be placed.
Plastic PMMA temporary crowns are placed over the dental implants to verify esthetics.
Upper jaw Plastic screw retained temporary teeth with pink to replace the missing gum tissue.
Final custom posts are placed over the implants in the lower jaw to help hold the porcelain crowns.
Final upper jaw implant crowns are screwed into place ready for the patient to enjoy his smile and ability to eat once again.
Before & After Dental Implants with Fixed Porcelain Crowns placed by Dr. Paresh Charlotte NC.
Paresh B Patel DDS
704-799-0552 Mooresville NC
828-754-7881 Lenoir NC
Why suffer from missing teeth any longer. Come see Dr. Paresh to find out if dental implants are right for you. A solution like this starts around $20,000 per jaw.
We love helping patients in the Charlotte Hickory area who are missing teeth with dental implants. My next patient came to see me missing his front tooth. He did not want to get the teeth on either side ground down for a bridge.
A dental implant was placed to act as the root for the missing front tooth. Once it heals an abutment will be placed (the part that will come out of the gum) for the final porcelain crown to be attached to.
The implant was placed without having to make any cuts in the gum….so in a few weeks everything is ready to go for the final crown impressions. Here we can see the protective cover cap has been removed and the gum tissue is looking good for the final abutment.
The final porcelain implant crown is made at the dental lab. In this case extra care was taken to add in special staining and texture to match the adjacent front tooth. If these characterizations were not placed the front tooth would look fake and too white. However it is up to the patient to decide what color they wish to have.
The porcelain implant crown shown here on the custom abutment. There is a precise fit of the crown to the abutment. This will keep the gum in good health and allow the patient to brush and floss the implant crown just like any other tooth in his mouth.
Eat the foods you enjoy, smile as much as you want without the fear someone will notice your missing tooth. Let us help you enjoy the benefits that dental implants can offer. Our offices for dental implants are near Charlotte NC and Hickory NC
Paresh B Patel DDS
Every had a root canal that failed? Lost a front tooth? Replacing that missing tooth with a dental implant by an implant dentist can be acomplished. Dr. Paresh is located close to Charlotte NC.
My next patient came to see us on a referal from his son who flies jets for several NASCAR drivers.
A single dental implant is a very predictable way to replace a missing tooth. I invite you to come see how we can help you.
Paresh B Patel DDS 704-799-0552
The AAOSDI is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Meeting with Dr. Ara Nazarian as the keynote speaker. The meeting will host just about every small diameter implant out there! From 3M IMTEC,Intra-Lock,OCO,Glidewell,Zest LOCATOR,Go Direct, etc…
Come learn from multiple experts on how to improve your skill with mini, small diameter and standard body implants. Dr. Nazarian will show multiple cases from simple fixed to full arch reconstruction. With over 100 attendees from last year this should be an outstanding meeting for anyone ready to incorporate implants into their practice.
See you there. Paresh B Patel
Do you have a missing tooth? Tired of the black gap between your teeth? Or do you have a bulky hard to wear partial. They you should consider a dental implant and a crown to replace that missing tooth. Come see Dr. Paresh at our office near Charlotte and Hickory NC to see if you are a good candidate for implant crowns.
If you have enough bone an implant can be placed to act as a new 'root'. An abutment is placed into the implant to support a natural looking crown. A huge advantage is that dental implants can prevent your adjacent teeth from having to be cut down for a bridge. Your natural teeth can be kept…..looking natural. Dr Paresh does this kind of implant dentistry; call our office for a complimentary consultation at 704-799-0552.
Watch as Dr. Paresh helps one of his patients replace his two front missing teeth with dental implants and porcelain crowns. Not only can this patient now eat, smile and talk better he gets to throw that bulky partial away!
Tired of your loose and uncomfortable dentures or partials?
Live near Charlotte or Hickory NC? Then you should come visit us to see if implants can help you keep that denture from moving around when you eat, talk or just try and smile. Dr. Paresh B Patel has helped hundreds of patients just like you with the process from start to finish. No seeing multiple dentists for part of the treatment. Here you will deal only with one Doctor, Dr. Paresh. It can be a truly life changing experience.
A short video of one of Dr. Paresh's implant patients is below. We do both the placement of the implant and the final snap in denture in one office.
Watch how much more you can enjoy life with implants that securely hold in a snap in denture. This short video shows the process step by step.
We do this kind of implant dentistry everyday at our offices in Mooresville NC (near Charlotte NC) and Lenoir NC. We also can place enough implants to make a fixed bridge that you do not have to remove. Its like having your teeth again. There are many options avaliable to fit your lifestyle and budget.