Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.
Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth.
Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure.
Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.
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Are you unhappy with your dentures? Do you need to have all of your teeth removed? Our office is pleased to offer teeth that stay in your mouth permanently attached to just four implants - all delivered to you on the same day!
Traditional dental implants utilize anywhere from 5 to 8 implants for one jaw. All-on-Four dental implant procedures require only 4 implants. Bone grafting is not required, saving you time and money by eliminating extra surgical procedures.
In conjunction with Oral Surgeons expertly trained placing implants utilizing All-on-Four technology, only a few painless diagnostic visits are needed to prepare you for same day delivery of your new teeth.
All-on-Four - the optimal solution for patients who have lost or are about to lose all of their upper and/or lower teeth is here and we are proud to offer it to you!