Embarrassment in social settings and lower self esteem is a common problem associated with missing teeth. Whether age and wear, disease or injury has robbed you of one or more teeth, dental implants will give you back a sensational smile. While traditional prosthetics work for some patients, others want a more solid solution. Dental implants are one of the most important advancements in modern dentistry and are an excellent alternative to bridges, partials or full dentures for missing teeth.
When both the crown and root are damaged, the best permanent tooth replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. After a thorough evaluation, we will tell you whether you’re a candidate for dental implants. Implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth.
An implant is a titanium post that serves as a root substitute. The first stage of the procedure involves surgery in which the implant is placed into the jawbone for each missing tooth or for the sites that will anchor a bridge or denture. During the healing phase, the bone in your jaw fuses around the implant and anchors it in the mouth to create a solid foundation. Dental implants will help preserve facial structure by preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. Once the implants are secured, a handcrafted crown, bridge or denture will be attached to your implants.
Strong and secure, your new smile will boost your confidence, enhance your appearance and improve the quality of your life. Most dental implant patients experience little to no disruption in their everyday life and report being much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.
All-on-4 Denture Implants
The All-on-4 ® treatment concept provides a permanent, screw-retained, same-day replacement for the entire upper and / or lower set of teeth. The procedure is best for patients with significant tooth loss or decay and for people whose bone loss in the jaw area prevents them from getting dental implants. Often, tooth loss is accompanied by loss of the jaw bone which poses the problem of reconstruction of the jaw bone. For the implementation to be successful it is necessary to transplant bone from other parts of the body, for example, the iliac crest or the skull and apply it in the area where it is planned to deploy tooth or teeth. Transplantation of bone graft technique takes between three and six months so that the implants can be placed. After implant placement, it is necessary to wait two to three months, after which time it is possible the placement of the fixed prosthesis. The total rehabilitation time lasts about twelve months.