Losing a single tooth can set off a cascade where other teeth shift and loosen. Losing even one tooth can greatly affect chewing. In our office we offer metal-free implants that are biocompatible and restore function, whether for a single tooth, for multiple teeth, or for a whole arch.

The above picture is a full upper arch of zirconia bridges with temporaries. Permanent restorations will eventually be made after the implants fully integrate and the gums heal to their final position. We do our best to ensure that patients leave the office with the capacity to smile. This case shows the smile during the first day … all of these pictures are from the day of surgery.

As you can probably tell, there is quite a bit of planning and designing that takes place in order to achieve a temporary design that looks natural.

The metal-free option of implants that we offer are made of Zirconia, which is a ceramic. Zirconia implants are white, and offer excellent biocompatibility as they are 100% metal free. Patients who are interested in holistic dentistry or who have various sensitivities to metals often choose metal-free dental implants, and find that Zirconia implants suit their needs. With ceramic implants it is possible to completely avoid metal sensitivity and metal conductivity.

Most of the time, when “All-on-four” implants are placed, there is a significant amount of bone that must be drilled down in order to allow for a thick full arch prosthesis so that it does not break. However, we believe that the cost to the body is huge, as too much of the precious bone is removed. We do not believe that removing an extensive amount of bone is a good idea, and recommend implant bridges instead. With implant bridges, the goal is to preserve as much bone as possible. Restoring function while preserving bone, and doing so in the most biocompatible way possible, is of utmost importance.

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Some of our patients may prefer Locators, so they can snap their dentures in, and remove them and clean them at night, while others may prefer Implant Bridges that are made of Zirconia and are permanently attached.

We want to help as many people as possible to regain the ability to chew food, and to smile with confidence.


Losing teeth is never easy. We try to save as many teeth as possible, and do bridges or partial dentures, which anchor on natural teeth. If there are no natural teeth, then the options are a bit more limited. Those who choose to wear complete dentures find that it is initially difficult to get used to them, but if a person chooses to go through the difficulty, it will get easier with time, as long as the denture is fitting well. Wearing a new denture is like wearing a new pair of shoes. While shoes wear in, dentures need a number of adjustments until they become comfortable. We recommend a 24 hour denture adjustment, a 72 hour denture adjustment, and a 1-week denture adjustment appointments, for best comfort. If a denture is creating a sore spot it is very important to get the sore spot adjusted, or else it may create a growth called Epulis Fissuratum, which may need to be surgically removed. 

Excess saliva is normal for those who have a new removable prosthesis – whether it is a full denture or a partial denture.

Yes, denture adjustments are included for the first 6 weeks after a denture delivery. We also do denture adjustments on existing dentures, along with relines, as gum tissues can change over time. 
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. They provide a strong foundation for either fixed or removable teeth and are made to look as natural as possible.
Patients can benefit from having better dental conditions. The implants are designed to match your natural teeth, so as your teeth improve, you can still go about enjoying your favorite food. You don’t need to remove anything even while brushing your teeth, so it is pretty easy to maintain.
Dental implants provide structure in your jaw because it imitates the function and appearance of a natural tooth. 

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