Millions of Americans lose teeth every year. The effects of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and injury can alter a smile for the worse, diminishing a patient’s self-esteem, self-expression, and the general impression they make. Missing teeth or ill-fitting existing dentures can also make everyday activities like eating, drinking, and speaking difficult or embarrassing.
Here at Sunshine Smiles, we believe a happy, healthy smile can and should last a lifetime. Our commitment to developing our dental care and offering the most cutting-edge denture treatments mean we can help you resolve any dental issues you may be experiencing.
Our Prosthodontist, Dr. Sanchez, is an expert in the field of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. His job is to find the best way back to your best smile, and he offers an ingenious and informed service for any patient with missing teeth. An artist when it comes to restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Sanchez uses his artistry, expertise and artificial intelligence to replace a patient’s lost pearly whites with matching permanent ones. You and he can both take pride in a result that is secure and highly functioning while looking and feeling natural.
REMOVABLE OR IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES
A denture is a set of replacement teeth. Dentures are made to fill the exact space left by multiple missing teeth and surrounding tissue. It depends on the patient whether complete or partial dentures are necessary.
Here at Sunshine Smiles, we offer patients multiple options for restoring lost teeth: removable dentures and dental implant supported dentures, often referred to as All-on-4 as a part of our denture treatment options.
Removable dentures are made from rigid or flexible materials, depending on their size. Any denture Dr. Sanchez designs will be adapted to the specific shape of a patient’s mouth and held there comfortably and discreetly.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES: ALL ON 4
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that require sufficient gum tissue and jawbone density to install. The first step is a minor surgical placement of four dental implants into the jawbone. Once the implants are integrated, the new permanent denture is attached to the implants, locking them together and ensuring an excellent retention rate.
Both denture treatments have a high success rate in producing an aesthetically pleasing smile and functioning like natural teeth.
CONSULTATION AND TREATMENT
Measuring, designing, and fabricating dentures is a complex procedure. The patient is faced with a daunting decision, and the entire experience is an emotional one, from first suffering the loss of a tooth or multiple teeth, to undergoing denture treatment, and finally adjusting to replacements.
Dr. Sanchez understands the challenges on both sides, and is highly trained to overcome them and help his patients do the same. He and his team will guide you to the best plan of action and outcome for you, and provide reassurance throughout your denture treatment. Not only will he restore your missing teeth, but he will also restore your peace and confidence.
Dr. Sanchez will take 3D X-rays, 3D scans and provide a full diagnostic exam and treatment plan to help you move forward with making decisions. You will be given all of your options and full disclosure on what is involved in getting your best and fully functioning smile back.
No more is the choice between a gappy grin or dentures that are ill-fitting, uncomfortable, painful, or hard to keep in place causing embarrassing moments or not wearing your dentures at all due to feeling like your smile is a lost cause. In the skilled hands of Dr. Sanchez, a beautiful, natural smile is possible at any age or stage of your dental journey.