There is no shame in not having all your teeth – in fact, you probably have more company than you think. The American College of Prosthodontics estimates that around 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and a full 40 million have no teeth. When looking at specific age groups, about 30% of adults between 65 and 74 are missing all their teeth.
In the past, good options to quickly replace all your teeth were limited. Dentures require care and are made to be removed; they also don’t provide the structure and support of real teeth. And while implants are the next best thing to real teeth, it take multiple appointments to even come close to implanting a full or nearly full set of teeth. Now, however, there is a product that combines these two solutions – TeethXpress.
If you’re looking to restore your smile, come see the team at Mark Kramer, DDS in Tustin, California. We’re proud of our 99% success rate in implant and restoration procedures, with a lifetime guarantee of effectiveness. In this blog, Dr. Kramer discusses TeethXpress, how it works, the benefits, and what you can expect.
TeethXpress is a treatment that can replace your teeth in one appointment. It’s basically a combination of dental implants and dentures. Multiple implants are placed to support a permanent prosthetic that will look and feel like real teeth.
What makes TeethXpress different?
TeethXpress uses a host of technological advancements to make same-day replacement possible. Custom implant screws help retain tissue and bone while also providing enough strength to immediately support a prosthetic. The abutments — which connect the actual implant and prosthetic — are purpose-built to make sure you get the best results possible.
What happens during a TeethXpress treatment?
Once you’re under general anesthesia, Dr. Kramer will get to work, starting with removing any remaining teeth you may have. TeethXpress can be used for top or bottom teeth, so you’ll keep your top teeth if you’re only doing the bottom, and vice versa. Once your teeth have been extracted, Dr. Kramer will place the titanium implants directly into your jawbone.
After that, he’ll take an impression of the gumline and the new implants that will be used to create the custom prosthetic that will eventually be your new smile. Your implants are then fitted with a temporary denture that will be replaced once the prosthetic is ready.
The advantages of TeethXpress
TeethXpress implant-supported dentures look, feel, and function exactly like normal teeth. This leads to a host of benefits, including:
- Helping to preserve bone quality and volume, reducing appearance of premature aging
- Strong and stable
- No slippage or need for removal
- Providing firm support of facial structures (lips and cheeks)
- Restoring proper chewing ability up to 100 percent to allow for a better diet and improved health
- No need for costly denture creams or adhesives
People with multiple damaged or missing teeth and those with dentures often eat limited diets and experience higher rates of malnutrition. TeethXpress really can improve your overall health by letting you eat any food – even sticky, hard, and/or chewy food.
To learn more about TeethXpress and if you would make a good candidate, book an appointment online or over the phone with Mark Kramer, DDS today.