Implant Dentures

Like many people, you may have an adverse reaction to the idea of wearing dentures. However, the fact is that for decades, dentures have improved the lives of millions of people with missing teeth.

At Sullivan Dental Partners, we are sensitive to your concerns. Lots of us grew up resigned to the idea that dentures would always be uncomfortable and look artificial. Fortunately, over the years, advances in dental technology and materials have continually improved the fit, function, and appearance of dentures.

Our Brentwood, TN dentists make it a point to stay updated with advances in dental technology that help our patients achieve the healthiest, most beautiful smile possible. That is why we are pleased to offer our patients the benefit of state-of-the-art digital dentures.

Modern Digital Dentures

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Most of us tend to think of dentures as an inconvenience or irrelevant oral appliance that only older people need and not a modern, effective way to replace missing natural teeth.

At Sullivan Dental Partners, we understand that people of all different ages may require dentures for various reasons or due to extreme circumstances. Patients young and old need to replace missing natural teeth throughout their lifetimes, and we want to offer as many potential solutions as possible. 

Our Brentwood digital dentures can help you restore function and appearance to a smile that’s sustained damage due to a car accident, medical condition, facial trauma, or extreme dental decay. Your dentures should fit you well and give you the confidence you need to live your life freely, which is exactly what we design our treatments to do.

If you’re curious about digital dentures or want to know if the treatment might be a good fit for your lifestyle, Dr. Sullivan is happy to chat with you. So give us a call today at (615) 392-3745 to find out more.

Digital Dentures Offer Two-Visit Convenience

As with any dental treatment, it’s essential to weigh the pros and cons when deciding if something is right for you. A key advantage that digital dentures can offer over other tooth replacement options is their convenience. 

In the past, producing high-quality removable dentures was a time-consuming process. Using traditional methods, you might have to make as many as five visits to your dentist to make sure your dentures were adjusted to a comfortable fit and natural appearance.

If five visits to your dentist for one treatment sounds like a lot, that’s because it is! Thankfully, digital dentures just made the whole process a lot easier. 

You may be surprised to learn that, using digital technology, we can thoroughly plan out the design of your new complete dentures in just one visit to our Brentwood dentists. Using an impression of your teeth and 3-D CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) software, we can create dentures that conform perfectly to the contours of your jaw and gums and look just like natural teeth. 

Once your dentures are up to our uncompromising standards, you will return to our dental office one more time so we can place your final dentures. CAD/CAM technology allows us to create customized dentures that look like natural teeth, fit more comfortably than you ever thought possible, and take significantly less time to produce than traditional dentures. 

Reasons to Choose Digital Dentures

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While there are several ways you can replace missing natural teeth, dentures are often the best choice if you’re on a budget, need your replacement quickly, or have an entire arch of missing teeth. 

Dr. Sullivan can help guide you if you’re unsure about your best tooth replacement option in Brentwood. 

If you end up leaning toward dentures to replace your missing teeth, we can perform all the necessary treatments here in our dental office. We also have everything we need to support you post-treatment and to help you care for your dentures in the future. 

As you can see, there are many reasons to choose digital dentures, including:

Fewer Dental Appointments

With digital dentures, you usually only need to make two trips to your Brentwood dentist rather than the five or more that might be necessary when preparing for standard dentures. Fewer dental appointments mean you get your new teeth sooner!

Fewer Adjustments

Traditional dentures take time to get right. You can expect multiple denture relines or fitting appointments when you opt for standard dentures. With digital dentures, however, CAD/CAM software allows us to set your new teeth in proper alignment the first time, saving you time and money over the long run.

Improved Dental Bite 

Your bite should be one of your biggest priorities when you get a new set of dentures. Our digital dentures can help you chew and eat normally once more. The unique design software we use enables us to plan out the exact spacing and placement of your teeth within your dentures and follows the contours of your bite to align your jaw correctly.

No Try-In Dental Appointment 

The “try-in dental appointment” is standard with every set of traditional dentures. When you choose digital dentures in Brentwood, TN, you don’t have to spend this extra time in the dental chair. Instead, our dentists will review and approve the computer images before anyone ever fabricates your dentures, which means once they arrive, you should be able to start wearing them immediately.

Easy Replacement

When you drop a pair of traditional dentures on the bathroom tile, and they shatter, getting a new set made can be a time-consuming process. Depending on how old the dentures are, your dentist may need to take new impressions and fit you for a new set entirely.

This is not the case with our digital dentures in Brentwood, TN. Our dentists digitally store the data we use to make your dentures in our secure electronic filing system, so replacing a lost or broken denture is easy!

Increased Stability with All-on-4s

When we pair your dentures with dental implants, we increase the stability of your dentures, so you never have to worry about them shifting or falling out while you’re laughing, talking, eating. You can also enjoy oral health benefits from dental implants that dentures alone can’t provide, such as healthy bone growth within the jaw. 

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With All-on-4 dental implants, your full smile can be restored using just four to six dental implants. In comparison to standard dental implants, this is quite an improvement. With All-on-4, a few dental implants act as support for a complete set of teeth. With standard dental implants, each tooth would have its own implant anchor.

If you have lost many or all of your teeth, All-on-4 dental implants can offer you a complete smile restoration solution. 

How Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Work?

All-on-4 dental implants can give you a complete, shining smile with minimal dentist appointments and minimal cost. All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option, so they cannot be removed from your mouth like other tooth replacement options.

Before performing the procedure, your dentist will want to discuss your dental needs and the process of creating your new set of teeth with you. We want you to be delighted with your brand-new smile, so communication between you and your dentist is essential!

If you have remaining teeth that need removal before we insert your dental implants, your dentist can do that beforehand or on the same day that you receive your All-on-4 dental implants and a new set of teeth.

Your dentist will insert the All-on-4 dental implants during the procedure and attach your denture after the implants integrate.

Why Choose All-on-4 Dental Implants?

There are many reasons to choose All-on-4 dental implants to replace the natural teeth you are missing. We have listed a few below for your convenience:

  • Your All-on-4 dental implants anchor your new teeth to your jawbone, providing excellent support and stability. 
  • There’s no need to remove your All-on-4 implants for cleaning. You don’t have to take them out to eat or drink either. For the most part, you can treat them like natural teeth. 
  • All-on-4s provide support and stimulation for your jawbone, simulating your natural teeth, which keeps the jawbone healthy. Other tooth replacement options, like dentures, do not provide such support, which can eventually lead to deterioration of your jawbone and possibly change your face shape.

All-on-4 are Economical and Efficient

If you need a full tooth replacement option, it can be expensive. Replacing all your teeth with dental implants can cost a tidy sum of money. However, with All-on-4, you’ll need fewer dental implants—often only four. That will save you money, and you’ll still enjoy a beautiful, new set of teeth.

Schedule an Appointment for Implant Dentures Today

At Sullivan Dental Partners in Brentwood, TN, we are here to help you with your implant denture needs. We want to help you achieve the complete, shining smile you’ve always wanted and improve your oral health in the process! Reach out to us today to schedule your appointment for digital dentures and All-on-4s.