Dentures With Just Three Dental Implants

santa rosa trefoilWhen you have lost your teeth, your jawbone can weaken and not provide enough structure to support traditional dental implants without oral surgery, such as grafting or sinus lifts. But! With the Trefoil™ dental implant dentures, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons can secure a new smile with just three dental implant posts!

The Onset of Advanced Tooth Loss

We could lose a significant number of our natural teeth due to multiple factors, but the most common one is periodontitis, or advanced gum disease. When we lose these teeth, this severely limits our meal options and forces us to rely on soft foods. Clear speech could be difficult, and we may simply avoid social interactions, which decreases our quality of life. But your jaw also loses mass and density, as the body stops sending calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone. Without these nutrients, the smile weakens and degrades, which can cause further tooth loss and an older appearance too. For some, the weakened state of the jawbone limits their ability to receive dental implant dentures, at least without first undergoing a grafting or sinus lift procedure. But our team can help with the Trefoil™ option!

Preparing Your Smile for Trefoil™

With Trefoil™, our team will support a complete set of dentures with only three dental implant posts per arch. These will be inserted at specific angles, positions, and depths to ensure they can stimulate the growth of jawbone structure and preserve your jaw, so you preserve your youthful features and enjoy new teeth that look and function like natural ones. The three posts will be connected with a titanium bar, and our team will then attach a denture to them. The prosthetic portion is custom-made for your smile from durable porcelain, so it not only looks natural, but can handle daily bite forces and pressures with ease too!

The Placement Process

The entire process can be done in only one visit. To begin, we will examine the smile and use digital surgical guides to ensure each post is placed exactly where it needs to be to stimulate the jawbone and also support your denture. We then attach the titanium bar and connect the denture. In some cases, this may be your final prosthetic, or a temporary that we will switch later on. Regardless, you will leave with a full smile! If you have any questions, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Trefoil™?

We want to help you smile with confidence and enjoy a youthful and complete smile again! To learn more about how we address major tooth loss, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.