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870-523-6555
Batesville Office
870-698-8555

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Straumann Dental Implants

Secure a Comfortable Fit

Straumann-implant-dental-seal.jpgStraumann-implant-dental-couple.jpgAttaching dentures with dental implants. As the only company with a complete portfolio of surgical, restorative, oral tissue and bone regeneration, and digital dentistry solutions, Straumann provides your dentist the convenience of ordering from one source. From root to crown, Straumann solutions are supported by rigorous scientific and clinical evidence* and a commitment to quality. A secure fit is a major concern for denture wearers. Dentures can affect a person’s ability to speak and chew. Slippage is uncomfortable, unattractive and aggravating. that’s why more and more denture wearers are turning to implants for a secure and comfortable fit. Implant-supported dentures are also good for your overall oral health. When you lose teeth, you also start to lose the bone that once surrounded your tooth roots. this may lead to the recession of the jawbone that can change the shape of the face. Dental implants replace the lost tooth roots, which helps to preserve bone and facial structure.

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What is an implant?
It is a replacement tooth root that is surgically placed in your jaw. bone grows around and integrates with the implant surface to hold it in place

How does the denture attach to the implant?
Dentures can be removable or fixed (non-removable). Removable dentures have "snaps" fitted into the denture itself. A piece called an abutment extends from the implant and snaps into the denture for a secure attachment. Fixed dentures are a non-removable crown and bridge, which are attached to an implant.

Choose from three attachment methods, which are shown below.

 

How does the denture attach to the implant?

Dentures can be removable or fixed (non-removable). Removable dentures have "snaps" fitted into the denture itself. A piece called an abutment extends from the implant and snaps into the denture for a secure attachment. Fixed dentures are a non-removable crown and bridge, which are attached to an implant.

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Removable implant-retained dentures

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Removable implant bar-supported dentures

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Non-removable (fixed) crown and bridge supported by implants

 

Are there any risks?
Implants are placed surgically. Since every surgery carries potential risks, Dr. Spencer will evaluate whether dental implants are the right option for you.

What if I already have dentures?
It is possible that your existing dentures can be retrofitted to work with implants.

How do I clean my dentures?
If you have removable, implant-supported dentures, they can be removed to be cleaned in the same way as traditional dentures. Fixed dentures are brushed the same way as natural teeth.

What foods can I eat?
Because implant-supported dentures can help eliminate slippage, many foods you used to avoid eating are now back on the menu.

Straumann-implant-dental-people.jpgThe Value of Straumann
Straumann has long been recognizedas a leader in providing innovative dental products. So when your dentist uses Straumann implants, you will likely experience comfort and confidence compared to traditional crown and bridge. Here are some reasons why Straumann is the dentist’s choice:

  • Comfort Pressure point pain and the discomfort of particles lodged between the gum and denture may be eliminated.
  • Security Because they snap onto permanently fixed implants, your dentures stay in place without the need for dental adhesives.
  • Confidence You’ll be amazed at how confident you feel when you don’t have to think about your dentures.
  • Convenience The snap-on design makes it easy to remove and replace your dentures for cleaning.
  • Quality Straumann implants are backed by decades of scientific research, stringent quality control and a long historyof satisfied patients.

Ask Dr. Test whether implant-supported dentures are right for you!


Contact Us

Ralph A. Teed, DDS, PA

Newport Office
1200 McLain St.
Newport, AR 72112
870-523-6555

Batesville Office
2080 Harrison St
Batesville, AR 72501
870-698-8555