Implant-Supported Dentures in Belleair
Replacing an Entire Arch with Stable, Natural-Looking Teeth
Traditional dentures have many disadvantages, including poor chewing power, instability in the mouth, and discomfort when they rub against the gums. These disadvantages can be remedied with dental implants. Implant-supported teeth provide complete stability and highly increased chewing power, in addition to being comfortable to wear.
Dr. Gumm is highly trained in all aspects of dental implant treatment and provides well-fitting implant-supported dentures that are very aesthetic and long-lasting.
Experienced, board-certified implant dentist
Dr. Gumm has been placing implants for over 40 years and completed extensive training in implant dentistry. He is board-certified in both general dentistry and in implant dentistry, a rare distinction for any dentist. He has lectured nationally, regionally and locally on implant dentistry.
In addition to being board-certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, Dr. Gumm is a Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Gumm is trained in all aspects of implant dentistry, including gum grafting and bone grafting, and he can successfully treat even complex cases in his own office.
Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation
To learn more about implant-supported dentures, come and see us for a free consultation. Your visit will include:
- Oral exam
- Digital X-rays as needed
- Learn more about dental implant treatment
Our Stable & Lifelike Implant-Supported Dentures
If you need to replace a full set of teeth, implant-supported dentures can make a dramatic difference in your quality of life. We offer different types of implant-supported dentures to suit all needs and budgets. Dr. Gumm has helped many patients smile, eat and speak again with confidence.
Removable, implant-retained snap-in dentures
The most economical option for full-arch tooth replacement is a removable denture that snaps onto implants. Snap-in dentures provide greatly increased chewing power compared to traditional dentures, and they are completely stable in the mouth. The patient removes snap-in dentures every night for cleaning, just like with regular dentures.
Stabilization of existing dentures with implants
If you currently have dentures and they are in good shape, Dr. Gumm may be able to fit your existing dentures with attachments that snap onto implants. This will turn them into implant-supported snap-in dentures.
Fixed-In implant-supported dentures
For the utmost in chewing power, Dr. Gumm provides permanently fixed-in new teeth. These teeth can either be made from high-quality, medical-grade acrylic or from zirconia, an ultra-strong and lifelike type of dental porcelain. After treatment, fixed-in teeth stay in the patient’s mouth, and they can be brushed just like real teeth. Fixed-in implant-supported teeth are the closest option to having real, natural teeth.
Our Approach to Implant-Supported Dentures
Detailed, high-tech diagnostics
For the best results, Dr. Gumm first does a comprehensive exam and detailed diagnostic procedure. He uses state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology to obtain 360-degree views of the patient’s mouth and jaw, including all the hard and soft tissues. This tells him how much bone is available and where all the oral structures are located, which helps him in planning the treatment.
Study model and meticulous treatment planning
Dr. Gumm makes models of the proposed smile to plan the location and angle of each implant and the position of the new teeth. Using special planning tools, he ensures that the treatment not only results in a beautiful, natural-looking smile, but also in a well-aligned, comfortable bite.
For accurate and efficient implant placement, Dr. Gumm fabricates computer-generated surgical guides with markings that indicate the position of each implant. This makes the implant surgery a smooth procedure.
High-quality new teeth
Dr. Gumm takes great care that the new teeth are aesthetic and that they complement your features. He will let you try in your new teeth before he makes any final adjustments as needed to ensure that you are completely satisfied at the end of your treatment.