Implant Dentistry

A Comfortable Alternative to Dentures

If you’re missing teeth, we know you’re not looking or feeling your best. Do you find yourself covering your mouth when talking to people? Do you turn down invitations to dinner and other social gatherings because you’re embarrassed about missing teeth? Do you move away whenever someone pulls out a camera or does every picture of you feature a closed-mouth grin? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, talk to us about these procedures. It’s time to stop hiding and start living.

At Adair and Adams Dental Arts, we strive to provide a full range of options to ensure your optimal dental health. We offer mini-implants, All-on-4 dental implants, and implant-retained dentures so your smile can look and feel fantastic. Implants will not slip, have the same look and feel as real teeth, preserve jaw bone density, and restore full chewing ability.

Our doctors place mini-implants in-house in just one appointment. The procedure is less invasive than traditional implants, leading to quicker recovery time. The implant is inserted and secured, then you’re ready for denture placement. Mini-implants and denture placement can be completed in less time than traditional implants. The procedure is often less expensive. If you already have dentures, we may even be able to attach your existing dentures to the mini-implants. Less invasive, less time, and less money make mini-implants a major solution to your dental problems.

The ideal candidate for All-on-4 dental implants is a patient who currently wears dentures or who will have a need for them in the future. This technique relies on four implants per arch, as opposed to the six to eight implants associated with traditional implant methods. Most patients do not require bone grafting with this technique, as opposed to traditional implants, saving money and discomfort. All-on-4 implants offer a secure, long-lasting fit to restore the look and function of your natural teeth in just a day.

Wearing dentures doesn’t automatically make your mouth exempt from future issues. Sometimes dentures are ill-fitting, causing bone loss, distorted facial features, and an aged look that counteracts the goal of getting dentures in the first place — a more youthful appearance. Implant-retained dentures are held securely in place by implant posts, requiring no adhesive. They remain comfortable throughout the day, every day with no risk of slippage. Bone is better protected from deterioration and they also look more like natural teeth compared to traditional dentures.

While these procedures may work for a number of our patients, each patient is unique. We will work together to decide what treatment is the most logical, affordable, and effective for your individual needs to create a natural, healthy look that transforms your smile. Patients who better benefit from surgical placement will be referred out to a specialist we know and trust to get the job done.