Implant Supported Dentures
Dental implants have revolutionized 30A Smiles’ treatment options for patients with terminal dentitions. In the past, patients faced with losing their teeth were in the life-changing situation of having to wear dentures, which are notorious for being loose and ill-fitting.
Now, Dr. Derek Fleitz and Dr. Lindsey Hoppe are able to use dental implants in combination with advanced technology to provide patients with brand new teeth that are fixed in place and anchored by implants, in many cases on the same day that their failing, natural teeth were extracted. It is truly life-changing, and one of the most exciting advances in dentistry today.
All-on-4 at 30A Smiles
All-on-4 is an advanced procedure that requires a great deal of planning, and a multi-disciplinary team of doctors and support personnel in order to be done well. At many dental practices, a standard diagnostic work up for All-on-4 begins with a CT scan, or 3D image of the patient’s head, jaws, teeth, and associated structures. Next, a dental surgeon, who will actually do the surgery to remove the old teeth and place the dental implants into the jaw bone, must work in close collaboration with a restorative dentist, who makes the brand new teeth which will be anchored onto the implants. A dental laboratory technician is also needed to fabricate the teeth and incorporate the implant components into them.
Am I a Candidate for Denture Implants?
- Healthy gums
- Committed to your dental health
- Free from chronic disease
- You don’t drink alcohol excessively or smoke
Some patients may need additional preparation to become a candidate for implants. If a patient doesn’t have enough bone to support the implants, our fantastic doctors at 30A Smiles can perform bone grafts and sinus lifts. This way, more people can enjoy the benefits of denture implants that couldn’t otherwise.
In many cases, a patient would be traveling all over town, making appointments to have all the phases of work done in all the different treating providers’ offices. We are proud that we can provide all of these services in the comfort of our office. Dr. Fleitz is vastly experienced in dental surgery, while Dr. Hoppe manages the restorative portion. They work together in collaboration with our skilled in-house laboratory technician to produce the best possible outcomes for our patients, all in the comfort of our Inlet Beach, FL dental office.
All-on-4 at 30A Smiles
All-on-4 is a highly complex treatment procedure that requires a good deal of education and experience before proficiency is achieved. We are proud to offer this life-changing treatment option in our office, and proud that Dr. Hoppe and Dr. Fleitz were trained at some of the most prestigious advanced learning institutions in the country.
If you think All-on-4 is a treatment option you would like to consider further, make an appointment to meet us and see our beautiful Inlet Beach dental facility. We will be certain to answer all your questions and make you feel at home.
Types of Dentures We Offer
Implant-Supported Removable Dentures
An implant-supported removable denture is an excellent option for patients seeking dentures as they are held securely in place during chewing and speaking. Compared to traditional or custom dentures that are secured with adhesive, implant-supported removable dentures use a snap mechanism making them easy to remove or snap back into place. Some lifestyle benefits associated with them are the ease and comfort they provide when it comes to smiling, laughing, speaking, and eating as it gives the user confidence their dentures will stay in place and not slip.
Fixed Implant Dentures
Fixed implant dentures look and feel like natural teeth. There is no worry about them shifting, falling out, or even losing them as they cannot be removed. One of the amazing benefits of receiving non-removable denture implants at 30A Smiles is our ability to do the entire process within our Inlet Beach office. Depending on a patient’s needs, we can complete either an All-on-4® or All-on-X. Compared to removable implant-supported dentures, fixed denture implants are more hygienic as they are not placed outside of your mouth on bacterial surfaces.
Comparing Denture Options
While the price of denture implants can be shocking, it is important to view them as an investment that will pay off in the long run. Often times receiving the implants can end up being less expensive than the countless procedures and treatments one could receive throughout the years they could have had denture implants.
Removable Implant-Supported Dentures
- No adhesive — meaning no slips
- Less bulky than traditional dentures
- Stable and secure
- Retains facial features
Fixed Implant Dentures
- Can be done in one day all within our Inlet Beach Office
- Look and function like natural teeth
- Restores chewing capacity
- Preserves facial features
Testimonial from a 30A Smiles Patient
”I have written this letter for two months. It has been shredded, tossed, crossed out, etc. Words seem so inadequate as I try to express my love, gratitude and thanks to you for all you have done for my daughter. The amazing thing to me--is you continued to show her all the love, respect and care when she wasn't always the easiest patient to work with or deal with. This never stopped you nor did it even cause you to hesitate. That is totally amazing to me!A happy parent
You have given my daughter so much! She is so proud of her smile, her mouth, her teeth. It is the first time in probably her entire life where she can be proud of how she looks. She doesn't have in the back of her mind that her teeth might fall out. She no longer hides her "teeth" under the sink or in a cupboard in fear of someone coming into her bathroom. Due to all your intense professional work and love (huge quantities of love), she has developed a strong sense of confidence. She is proud of how she looks. This wouldn't have happened without you. You gave her so much. More than I can ever state. You kept your promise that things would be okay and she would have a great smile. She will respect you to her dying day as you kept your promise. As I said, my words are so inadequate! All I know is due to your kindness, love, patience, understanding, and eternal optimism my daughter is a better person! You have given her the gift of self-confidence, shown her that love comes in yet another form, AND that people do keep their promises. Now, my prayer is that she can take all the gifts (they were incredible gifts) you gave her and reciprocate them over 1,000 times. Thanks for everything!
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What Makes Us Different
Clean & Inviting Office
Our unique office space reflects the quality and attention we deliver in our dental care. It is important to us that each patient in our office feels comfortable
We have invested in excellent technology and staff members that allow us to provide our patients with premium care that is attentive to their needs.
Attention to Detail
We take our time with each patient, ensuring we are listening to their concerns, providing a thorough exam or procedure, and maintaining a comfortable environment for everyone.
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What Our Patients are Saying
The dentists and team at 30A Smiles in Inlet Beach, Florida, truly provide “Fine Dentistry for All Ages.” This includes superb cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, family dentistry, and so much more to their patients. They even offer dental sedation for patients that need it. Located in 30 Avenue, they serve patients from Destin to Panama City Beach, FL, including from the communities of Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Inlet Beach and zip codes 32407, 32413, 32459, 32461, and 32550.