Today, many patients are turning to implant-supported dentures for their many practical and aesthetic benefits. Implant-supported dentures are far more stable than traditional dentures, and dental implants are the one and only solution that can prevent the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss. Dr. Michael Corsello's Pittsburgh, PA, practice plans and performs every stage of dental implant treatment, from candidacy assessment to the placement of your denture. This treatment has many customizable options, and Dr. Corsello is the sole provider of Snaptite® Smile, an easily removable full-arch implant denture that makes cleaning even easier. Under our care, you can achieve a fully repaired smile that allows you to chew, speak, and smile with the utmost confidence.
Why Patients Choose Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures provide many significant advantages over traditional dentures. While traditional dentures restore only a fraction of your ability to chew, implant dentures provide virtually the same level of function as a healthy, natural set of teeth. Implant dentures make it possible to chew foods such as beef jerky, crisp pears, and crusty breads without having to worry that your denture will shift out of place. Meanwhile, wearers can speak with complete confidence as the denture contributes to clear enunciation and a natural appearance. In essence, implant dentures allow wearers to stop worrying and start enjoying day-to-day life.
After teeth have been lost, the jaw will begin to gradually shrink and change shape, requiring regular denture adjustments. However, dental implants prevent this jaw atrophy. As a result, implant dentures may never need adjustments.
Snaptite Smile® Full-arch Bridges
Northland Dental Medicine is the sole provider of Snaptite Smile® full arch bridges, which offer the security of implant support with a ‘snap’ function for easy removal and cleaning. This benefit sets Snaptite Smile® apart from other similar restorations. Every Snaptite Smile® full-arch bridge can replace a full row of teeth on the upper or lower jaw. In addition to providing security, durability, convenience, and comfort, Snaptite Smile® bridges also look totally natural.
The timeline for restoring your smile with implant-supported dentures using traditional dental implants spans about three to seven months. After the initial placement surgery, the implants must integrate with the jaw tissue. Once this process is complete, a second minor surgery is performed to place abutment pieces on the implants, which will serve as the point of connection with the denture.
In addition to providing security, durability, convenience, and comfort, Snaptite Smile® bridges also look totally natural.
Some patients may be candidates for mini dental implants, an alternative that can be restored with a denture immediately following placement. These implants are about half the diameter of a traditional implant. While traditional implants are stronger, mini implants can often accommodate patients who have experienced a small degree of jaw atrophy, helping them to avoid the need for a bone graft.
Another same-day implant denture option is All-on-4®, which uses four specially placed implants to support a denture on the lower jaw. During your consultation, Dr. Corsello can use advanced diagnostics to determine which type of implant is right for you.
Contact Us Today
Patients wishing to repair compromised smiles can find a secure and permanent solution with implant-supported dentures. To schedule your consultation, please contact us online or call (412) 367-7400.
“Amazing job with quite a difficult task - a dental implant on the most fragile spot... performed to absolute Perfection - All in One Day surgery... It was followed by very professional, high-tech equipped treatments by the most knowledgeable and friendly office staff after the surgery. Thank you So Much, Dr. Corsello and the Team!” Lana K.