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Implant Secured Dentures
For those facing tooth loss, there’s a lot to worry about. Not only are there health consequences to infected teeth, but it’s hard to feel good about your smile. If you’ve researched your options, you’ve likely looked into dental implants, veneers, and traditional approaches to dentures. Each of these can be beneficial under certain circumstances and the choice is likely not a simple one.
The first approach to tooth loss was simple glue-on dentures. Those were replaced with snap-on dentures. These are similar to traditional dentures but they employ dental implants to stabilize the false teeth. Full arch replacement is the most aggressive option. It also has the benefit of having the longest lasting results.
Is a full arch replacement going to be the best option for everyone? Probably not. But for many, it provides a longer-lasting solution to a daily problem. But there are a number of benefits and if the choice is right for you, then ActOn Implants provides an affordable option that will have you feeling proud of your smile again. Several of our patients have remarked about how easy the process is and how comfortable they are with the results.
Dr. Matthew Slaven has spent the last 10 years of his life improving the smiles of his patients, giving them renewed confidence, and taking away the discomfort of eating. His graduate work focused on improving growth factors for bone formation. In other words, Dr. Slaven was interested in improving the ways in which artificial implants, like dental implants, take when set in the body. To this end, Dr. Slaven developed ActOn Implants which have helped his clients enjoy more meal options and speak clearly and confidently all without the typical inconveniences associated with traditional dentures.
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A Permanent Solution to a Permanent Problem
We have many folks who come into our office looking for a solution to their teeth problems. These are folks who, throughout the course of their years, lost or are losing the majority of their teeth. These are folks who have tried a number of solutions, including dentures and snap-on dentures. They inquired about dental implants, but the idea of installing numerous individual implants seemed painful, time-consuming, and expensive. They were right. None of these are either elegant or viable long-term solutions.
Meanwhile, these are also folks who are struggling with meals and unable to enjoy dinner. They’re folks embarrassed about their smile and their breath. They’re folks who wanted a permanent solution to a permanent problem.
Enter Dr. Matthew Slaven. Dr. Slaven understood many of the issues that those who required dentures had. Dental implants, while effective, also had certain shortcomings. Dr. Slaven was interested in coming up with a cost-effective solution that would improve and encourage bone growth around the implant. He wanted the installation process to be as painless as possible. He wanted the technology to be accessible to everyone. ActOn Implants are the culmination of that dream.
Dental Implants are About More than Cosmetics
Many folks believe that dental implants are a form of cosmetic surgery. That is true to a point. Our implant-secured dentures will indeed improve the aesthetics of your face and mouth. On the other hand, living with rotting teeth poses a serious health risk. An infection in your mouth can easily spread to your lungs, heart, and brain. There, they can do serious permanent damage. There are those who have actually died because of poor dental hygiene.
The solution, of course, is to remove the infected tooth or teeth. While some folks will simply have the tooth removed or allow the tooth to fall out on its own, this represents a half measure in response to the problem. Not only do you risk the infection spreading to other teeth, but you are now also missing a tooth.
In other words, the risk of leaving an infected tooth in your mouth for an extended period of time can greatly reduce both the quality and the length of your life.
What are Dental Implants?
In cases where an individual loses a tooth, the tooth itself can be replaced with a dental implant. A dental implant is installed directly into your jawbone and gives you the look and feel of a real tooth. This is starkly different than solutions like veneers or dentures. These allow you to appear as though you have a full set of teeth, but don’t give you the same range of use that your actual teeth do. Dental implants do.
Now, what happens if most or all of your teeth are missing or showing signs of being infected? In this case, installing an entire mouthful of implants would be painful, costly, and time consuming. In this case, instead of getting a dental implant installed for each individual tooth, you can get what is called an arch replacement.
What is a Full Arch Replacement?
Those who have lost or are losing the majority of their teeth have a completely different option for dental implants. This is called a full arch replacement. A full arch replacement installs a fixed bridge into your jawbone. This bridge makes it easier to install a full set of false teeth. These teeth, unlike dentures, veneers, or other cosmetic approaches, both look and feel like your regular teeth. They work like regular teeth. You will no longer have to worry about avoiding your favorite foods or whether or not your dentures will hold while you’re enjoying a meal out with your family.
In addition, the results of a full arch replacement are permanent. Many of our patients prefer the permanent effects of an arch replacement over purely cosmetic treatments. Most of our patients also tell us that our secured dentures are far superior to snap-on or traditional dentures. They function like real teeth and they look like real teeth. You will never have to worry about them falling out and you won’t need to limit your food choices because of concern over whether your dentures will come loose.
Why ActOn Implants is the Top Dental Implant Company in the St. Louis Area
There are a number of companies out there that provide dental implants to patients. One of the reasons why Dr. Matthew Slaven developed ActOn Implants, was because, for many, the high cost of dental implants prevented them from fully enjoying their lives. Today it is possible to get expertly crafted and installed dental implants from one of the premier periodontists in Missouri. Dr. Slaven and ActOn Implants have been featured in national publications such as GuidedSmile, Redbook, and Good Housekeeping. His approach seeks to bring cutting edge technology and research to more Americans than ever before. Each of our implants and the materials used to design them are made right here in the USA. Our company prioritizes ethics over profits. By buying our materials in bulk and managing our overall costs, we can help a greater number of people get the smile that they deserve.
Dr. Slaven himself has devoted his life to researching the very elements that produce quality dental implants. For example, Dr. Slaven devoted his graduate research to studying the factors that promote bone formation. This knowledge has allowed him to devise an efficient method of installing dental implants.
Installing dental implants requires a period of time during which the implants fuse to the jawbone. This critical stage is what allows the solution to be permanent. Once the implants are installed, the bridge can be secured allowing patients to have a full new set of teeth and reclaim their smile.
Dr. Slaven is confident in his product and his methodology. For that reason, ActOn Implants guarantees their results for every patient. That means that if the implants do not bond properly to the jawbone, Dr. Slaven will continue to work with you at no extra charge to ensure the outcome you desire.
What is the Process for Installing Implant Secured Dentures?
Dr. Slaven understands that every patient’s situation is unique. That means that each patient will have different needs. Because gum disease can cause damage to the jawbone itself, Dr. Slaven will need to conduct an evaluation of the jawbone among other considerations. This generally requires x-rays. The doctor will go over your x-rays and formulate a plan of action concerning the best way to install the implants.
Then, the implants themselves will be installed. These will become new roots for your teeth. Temporary teeth are attached and, over the course of 3 to 6 months, the implants will bond with the jawbone. The next step in the process involves installing the actual bridge. The place where the implants were installed is where the bridge will be secured. This can take more than one visit, but after the bridge is installed and completely attached, you will have a new set of teeth that will be indistinguishable from healthy, natural teeth.
While each patient’s case is unique and Dr. Slavin tailors his treatment to every individual patient’s needs, the above description should give you a basic idea of how the procedure is performed.
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Read what other patients are saying about the dental implant services offered by Dr. Slaven and ActOn Implants.
I was told by my dentist that I needed three implants. I went to Dr. Slaven and another periodontist in town for a consultation. I chose Dr. Slaven. He was very personable and his staff was excellent. Dr. Slaven did all three implants and the crowns. I never experienced any pain or complications. I put this off for ten years and dealt with pain and aggravation. Now I wish I would’ve done it sooner. I also saved over $4,000 dollars by going with Dr. Slaven at ActOn Implants.H. C. Abbott
Because of MS, I was faced with bone loss that required getting dentures. It was a hard pill to swallow. I went to my original dentist and he told me that my expectations were too high and that fake teeth would never feel right. I was so upset. Thankfully, I met Dr. Slaven and his team. He provided me with implants and overdentures. He was caring and professional. He exceeded my expectations. I now have a solid, tight fit. My new teeth feel natural. Most importantly, I have my confidence back. I will never go anywhere else. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.Joan Baumgarth
I’ve had four implants. Dr. Slaven is a great dentist and his whole team is wonderful. They make it a pleasant experience.Sharon Schad
Are Implant Secured Dentures Right For Me?
As an option, implant secured dentures are the most aggressive way of treating tooth loss. This includes removing teeth that may be showing significant signs of decay. In the end, the method involves installing an entirely new set of teeth. This can include both upper and lower teeth. There are less aggressive treatments available. For instance, if most of your teeth are still okay, you may be interested in only installing a few dental implants.
Determining whether a full arch replacement is the best solution will depend on the number and level of decay of your current teeth. It’s something you should definitely consider if the majority of your teeth are showing signs of decay.
Some folks may shy away from surgery. That’s okay, but non-surgical procedures produce poorer results. These procedures such as traditional dentures and veneers are meant more for cosmetic purposes than they are utilitarian ones. In other words, it’s still going to be difficult to chew and the risk of your dentures coming loose remains a factor. That is not the case with implant secured dentures which are a permanent solution to a permanent problem.
ActOn Implants Guarantees its Results in Writing
Dr. Slaven has dedicated his life to the study of periodontology. He understands the role that beautiful teeth have for a person’s confidence and he understands how missing teeth can reduce the quality of a person’s life. His aim has been to bring dental implants, which traditionally have been quite expensive, to a larger number of people. Dental implants are not just for the monied anymore.
That being said, ActOn Implants does not sacrifice quality to bring its patients a more affordable product. We just manage our costs better. This allows us to pass those savings onto our patients. It also means we guarantee our results—in writing!
You do not have to break the bank in order to get dental implants anymore.
What If I’m Afraid of Dentists?
It’s true that dentists can be scary. Most folks loathe the idea of anyone fussing around in their mouth. That being said, our patients have remarked that the installation process is actually less uncomfortable than getting a filling.
So yes, there is a surgical element to the procedure. But we guarantee that once we’re done you’ll be proud of your smile again and the procedure will not be nearly as terrifying as you think.
Talk to a St. Louis Periodontist about Implant-Secured Dentures
Dr. Matthew Slaven has a passion for helping people improve their smile. Over the past ten years, he has helped patients in the St. Louis area improve their smile, speech, and enjoy the foods they used to enjoy. If you are considering fixed-bridge implants, ActOn Implants offers an exceptional option at a reasonable price. Give us a call or talk to us online to set up an appointment today.