It is a well-established fact that dental implants are the favored tooth replacement solution for both patients and dentists. Dental implants are inserted directly into the jaw bone, providing a permanent anchor for crowns, bridges, and even dentures and partials.
Traditionally, dental implants required multiple dental appointments, with a 4-6 month healing period before the final restoration could be placed. In order for a patient to be considered as a suitable candidate, a certain amount of bone had to be present in the area where the implant was to be placed.
Although dental implants have proven to be very successful, for patients who have lost all of the upper or lower teeth, the traditional method of implant placement may present some frustrating limitations. Due to complete tooth loss, excessive bone loss may have occurred, limiting the success of the implants. Also, the possibility of waiting 4-6 months for healing may be unappealing.
Fortunately, the use of All-on-4 implant dentistry has effectively combined the convenience of removable dentures and partials with the success and predictability of the dental implant. In one day, a complete upper and/or lower arch of teeth can be restored, even for patients with excessive bone loss. A series of four titanium implants are strategically placed into the jaw bone and designed to attach to a custom complete denture or partial denture. The implants can be placed and immediately fitted to provide support for your removable denture or partial.
Following the procedure, the patient can bite and chew confidently with no slipping or shifting of the denture or partial. Confidence in social settings can be restored with a denture or partial that looks natural and compliments the facial features.
Ideally, the best tooth replacement option will possess a combination of benefits: long term dependability, strength, comfort, conservative nature, and attractive appearance. With the All-on-4 procedure, you can enjoy all of these benefits, immediately. To explore your options with dental implants in Manhattan, contact the office of Dr. Stephen Weisglass today.