A Full Smile With Three Dental Implants

santa rosa trefoilIf you lost all of your teeth, or most of them, and your smile becomes too weak for traditional dental Implants, we have an option that can support a new smile with just three dental implant posts per arch. With TreFoil®, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral and maxillofacial surgeons can help secure a new smile again!

The Dangers of Missing Teeth

When you lose all of your natural teeth, or the vast majority of them, this severely limits your ability to eat a variety of foods and could subsequently lead to poor nutritional intake. Speaking clearly could be problematic too, leading to issues with your quality of life due to limited social interactions. You could also develop a prematurely aged appearance, as the jawbone gradually breaks down following the loss of your tooth roots. But with implant dentures, we can replace your missing teeth with a prosthetic that is more likely and longer-lasting than traditional removable dentures. In fact, we could do this with as little as three dental implants in each arch!

The TreFoil® System

When you lose jawbone structure, this could limit your ability to receive implant dentures without first undergoing ridge augmentation or sinus lift procedure. But we can use TreFoil® to support a full smile without the need for oral surgery beforehand. The system uses only three posts per arch, which are connected with a titanium bar. We insert these at specific angles and positions so they stimulate jawbone growth and preserve your smile, while also supporting your new prosthetic, so you have results that look natural and last for decades to come, possibly as lifetime! In comparison, removable dentures require replacement every five years or so.

Securing Your New Smile

Our team will use digital technology to guide the posts into their proper positions, and will employ sedation and anesthesia to ensure the process is a comfortable one for you. We then attach abutments to the posts that will extend above the gum line. We will connect a denture in the same visit, so you leave with a smile. If you’re receiving a temporary denture, then you will return at a later date so we can swap the temporary for the final one. Regardless, you will have a full smile at each stage, so you can smile with confidence and eventually enjoy your favorite foods again.

If you have any questions about TreFoil® or if you’re ready to start your journey to a complete smile, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentures?

We want to help you obtain a complete smile again, one that looks and functions like natural teeth. To learn more about our long-lasting tooth replacement options, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.