Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.
The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.
The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.
After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Some offices have an onsite lab to create the crown, but others will have to send it to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.
All on 4 dental implant dentures is a state-of-the-art innovative procedure that provides patients permanent attached (fixed) teeth utilizing as few as four dental implants.
If you are about to lose or have lost all your upper and/or lower teeth, we can give you new teeth in as little as one day by using the all on four dental implants technique.
Why All-on-4 dental implants?
The all-on-4 dental implants treatment technique is designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth with four implants, hence the name All on 4.
The all-on-4 dental implants treatment concept was developed to provide endentulous patients with an efficient and effective restoration using only four dental implants to support an immediately loaded full-arch prosthesis.
All-on-four is a new alternative for patients that want to replace damaged, unsightly, loose teeth or dentures with new fixed dental implants.
Who should consider All-on-4 Dental Implants?
- People with several failing or missing teeth.
- People who are in need of multiple dental implants.
- People who wear dentures.
Four Dental Implants
With the All-on-4 dental implants procedure, qualified patients receive a minimum four implants and a full set of new replacement teeth in just one appointment. The real appeal is how quickly permanent implants can be placed, while you sleep, so that patients can leave the same day with fixed, non-removable replacement teeth.
A Snap-On Denture is a denture with snaps that connect to implants. This denture option differs from the procedure called the “All On Four” in that the denture snaps onto the implants instead of being permanently fixed to the implants. There are several options regarding a snap on denture. For instance, the number of snaps and implants, the type of denture and if it covers the roof of your mouth, and your overall preferences about the outcome.
Snap-On Dentures provides patients with a long-term quality solution for their smile! Snap-On Dentures are easy and painless, comfortable fitting, never lose functionality, and not only do you get a new smile, but you can maintain your existing teeth.
People who wear dentures will tell you that the worst part is having their teeth slip, tilt or slide while they’re eating. They have to use denture adhesive to try to keep their teeth from moving around. This is a major irritant for them. But now, at Ridge Road Family Dentistry we offer our denture patients an alternative – Snap-on Dentures.
With the use of just a few dental implants to support the dentures, your teeth will be “locked” into place so they won’t move. Yet they easily snap off for cleaning. Say good bye to messy creams! Ask us if you are a candidate for Snap-on Dentures!
Before & After
Snap On Denture
Mini dental implants are about half the size in diameter of a regular dental implant. This offers many benefits, and they can also be used in situations where regular implants cannot. If an implant needs to be placed in a narrow space, mini implants are the preferred method because of their smaller size.
A main use for mini implants is to install a full upper or lower denture. A series of mini implants (4-6) are placed along the gum line and they serve as the base of the denture. Rather than placing a single implant for a single tooth, an entire lower or upper set of teeth are directly attached to the gum line.
The small size of mini implants often means that no incision needs to be made to place the implant. They can usually be inserted right through the gum into the bone. This eliminates the need for a recovery period, and the restoration can usually be placed right away or only a short time after.
Mini implants are also less expensive than regular implants. Only your dentist knows if mini implants are right for you, so call for your consultation today.
One of the technologies that we utilize is the Iluma Ultra Cone Beam CT Scanner. This imaging technology produces a 3D images of the patient’s mouth. This allows a precision diagnosis. The surgeon is also able to tell whether it is necessary to perform a bone grafting or sinus lift to complete the total procedure. The 3D technology provides a level of accuracy that is not present with 2D technology.
Another 3D treatment technology that we implore is the Simplant system. This interactive system determines the position of each implant with 100% accuracy. For the patient, this means that the implant will be placed precisely where it needs to go, eliminating discomfort.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.
How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, they are permanent, you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment, and they procedure is very successful and fairly inexpensive.
Who can place a dental implant?
Your dentist may be able to perform implants in their own office based on their training. If not, they will recommend you to an implantologist, cosmetic dentist, or another specialist that will perform the procedure.
How much do implants cost?
The price of your dental implants will vary based on the level of experience of your doctor, how many implants you are having placed, amount of insurance coverage, and more. Schedule a consultation with us to determine a price for your implants and a financing plan if necessary.
Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with your dentist.
How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant .
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