Who is a Candidate for TeethXpress?
TeethXpress is a dental implant treatment that is provided to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, whether it is your top arch or your bottom arch. Where a traditional full arch restoration with dental implants uses 6 to 8 implant posts, TeethXpress uses only 4 to 6. At North Atlanta Family Dentistry, we can help to determine if TeethXpress is the right solution for you.
You are Missing an Entire Arch of Teeth
TeethXpress is a type of full arch restoration, meaning that it is used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. It can be used in either the upper or the lower arch of teeth. It can also be an option if you are missing most of the teeth in an arch, but the remaining teeth are unhealthy and will need to be extracted.
You are Currently Wearing a Complete Denture
A complete denture is a traditional treatment for replacing an entire arch of teeth. It is a removable prosthetic that is supported by your gums. While dentures have come a long way, they still have many disadvantages. TeethXpress can replace your traditional denture, providing you with a fixed, strong, stable alternative that can be cared for just like your natural teeth.
You Do Not Have Sufficient Bone Mass in Your Jaw
Dental implants rely on a process called osseointegration for success. This is a gradual process during which your jawbone fuses to the posts, stabilizing them within your jaw. However, tooth loss causes a loss of bone mass in your jaw. If you have lost too much bone mass, your jaw may not be able to fuse properly. This often means that a bone graft is needed, which adds surgery and an additional cost. TeethXpress is specifically designed for those who may not have the necessary bone mass to support the implants required for a typical full arch restoration. This helps you to avoid the need for a bone graft before implant placement.
You Want to Improve Your Health
When you suffer tooth loss, eating becomes more difficult. Chewing becomes more of a challenge. Chewing is the first stage of digestion. It is essential for breaking down what you eat so that your body can easily absorb nutrients. When you cannot chew properly, your digestion is significantly impacted, which can then lead to malnutrition. While dentures restore your ability to eat, a denture that moves around or falls out while you eat can still negatively impact your digestion. With TeethXpress, your teeth are secure and stable, allowing you to eat all of your favorite foods with ease. This helps to restore normal digestion, which aids in improving your nutrition and your overall health.
You Want a Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss
Dentures replace your missing teeth, but they are not permanent. Even though they replace many of the functions of your missing teeth, dentures cannot stop bone loss in your jaw. Over time, your jawbone continues to change shape, meaning that your denture will eventually no longer fit properly. Continuing to wear an ill-fitting denture can accelerate bone loss. With TeethXpress, the implant posts restore stimulation to your jawbone, which aids in maintaining the health and shape of your jawbone. This treatment is designed to be a long-term, even permanent, solution to tooth loss.
TeethXpress provides a great option for patients lacking the necessary bone mass for a regular full arch restoration with dental implants. Call North Atlanta Family Dentistry at (470) 387-0500 today to schedule your consultation and to find out if TeethXpress is right for you.