Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth. Dental implants provide enough support for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants, which are placed in the bone, are small posts made of a metal named titanium. The anchors start to fuse with the jawbone over three to six months. After the healing process, called osseointegration, implant abutments are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the implant prosthesis.
Types of Dental Implants:
Implant-supported dentures can be fixed or removable. This solution requires the placement of two or more dental implants. If a removable option is selected, the denture will anchor onto the implant rather than requiring the use of denture paste or adhesives. Removable dentures must be taken out for cleaning regularly.
This option offers many advantages over regular dentures. Easy to maintain, this solution can mimic the function and aesthetics of natural teeth and stay in place with the help of dental implants as anchors. Patients will not notice the typical movement and rocking or gingival irritation associated with dentures.
Dental implant placement can also help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is known as osseointegration and can also help prevent future jawbone loss.
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Dental Implant-Supported Fixed Partial Denture
An implant-supported fixed partial denture is a restorative solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. The bridge replaces multiple adjacent missing teeth as an alternative to a denture. This restoration typically requires at least two dental implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides an aesthetic and functional replacement for the patient’s natural teeth.
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All-on-4 Implant Denture
This procedure, often called an all-on-4 is a unique implant-supported denture that allows patients who are missing all of their teeth to restore an entire arch of teeth using 4 dental implants only.
This solution offers multiple advantages over traditional dentures. Easy to maintain, this fixed denture can imitate the function and aesthetic of natural teeth and stay in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not feel the typical rocking and movement or gingival irritation they experience with dentures. Patients can often leave the same day with a full arch of teeth, reducing overall healing time and cost for the patient.
Very much like other types of implant restorations, Full arch implant prosthetics help prevent the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is known as osseointegration.
With this implant-supported full arch, there is no resin or metal covering the palate, so eating and talking are more comfortable and more natural than with a traditional denture.
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Guided Dental Implant Placement
Using iCATs and virtual treatment planning, and with specialized training, guided implant surgery is the standard of care.
Using a virtual 3-D model or a physical model, the surgical placement of tooth implants and the following prosthetic work can be simulated to create the ideal treatment plan for patients. These simulations allow the doctor to take multiple aspects of implant placement and restoration into consideration, resulting in predictable aesthetic outcomes, function, and longevity for the patient’s final restoration. Using a 3D model also allows the patient to understand the procedures and visualize the outcome.
When planning is done, specialized computer applications can be used to create a surgical guide to assist in the implant placement surgery. This guide helps with the exact location, depth, and angulation of the implant. The use of the surgical guide improves the accuracy, efficiency, safety, and predictability of the procedure.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Unfortunately, only some dental insurances cover the cost of implants, and even then, only a portion of it. We understand that the cost of tooth implants can be a deterrent, so we have made it easy to schedule an appointment with one of our dental professionals who offers surgical placement of tooth implants. Doctors Network offers dental plans to reduce the cost of tooth implants. Now you can get tooth implants for as little as $1000. Visit Doctors Network to learn more.