Dental implants are the replacements for natural teeth. Dental implants provide enough support for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants, which are placed in the jawbone, are anchors made of a bio-compatible metal called titanium. The anchors begin to fuse with the bone over the course of a few months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the implant fixtures to allow for the permanent attachment of the implant crowns.
Types of Dental Implants:
Implant-Supported Over Dentures
Implant-supported dentures can be either fixed or removable. This solution requires the placement of at least two dental implants. If a removable option is selected, the denture will snap onto the implant to gain more retention rather than requiring the use of denture paste. Removable dentures must be taken out for cleaning at night.
This technique provides many advantages over traditional dentures.
Easy to maintain, this solution can mimic the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not notice the typical movement and rocking or gingival irritation they usually have with dentures.
Dental implant placement can also help prevent the sunken look that can happen with jawbone loss by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future jawbone loss.
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Dental Implant-Supported Fixed Partial Denture
An implant-supported bridge is a prosthetic solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. The bridge replaces multiple adjacent missing teeth without the use of a denture. This restoration typically requires two dental implants to support the bridge. The bridge provides function and aesthetics to restore the patients’ natural teeth.
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Full Arch with Four Implants
This denture, also known as an all-on-4 is a unique implant-supported denture that allows patients who are missing all of their teeth in the upper or lower arches to replace a full arch of teeth using 4 implants.
This technique offers multiple advantages over conventional dentures.
Easy to maintain, this solution can simulate the function and aesthetic of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as permanent anchors. Patients will not feel the rocking or gingival irritation they experience with dentures. Patients can often leave the same day with a full arch of teeth, reducing both overall healing time and cost for the patient.
Just like other types of implant restorations, Full arch implant prosthetics help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with jawbone loss by stimulating bone growth in the area surrounding the implant. This process is osseointegration.
With all-on-4, there is no plate covering the palate, so eating and talking are more comfortable and more natural than with a conventional denture.
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Guided Implant Surgery
With CBCT scans and restorative virtual treatment planning, guided implant surgery is possible.
Using a virtual 3-D model or a physical model, implant surgery and the following prosthetic work can be designed virtually to create the ideal patient treatment plan. These virtual plans allow the doctor to consider multiple aspects of implant placement and restoration, resulting in optimal aesthetic outcome, function and longevity for the patient’s final restoration. Using a 3-D model also lets the patient picture the procedures and visualize the outcome.
When treatment planning is complete, specialized software can be used to fabricate a surgical guide to assist in implant placement surgery. The guide helps with the exact location, depth, and angulation of the implant placement. The use of the surgical guide increases the accuracy, efficiency, safety, and predictability of the surgery.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Unfortunately, only a fraction of dental insurances cover the cost of implants, and even then, only a portion of it. We realize that the cost of tooth implants can be significant, so we have made it easy to schedule an appointment with one of our dental offices who offers dental implants, such as 1st Impression Dental in Brooklyn, NY directed by Dr. Pooria Shahin DDS. This office in partnership with Doctors Network offers dental plans to reduce the cost of tooth implants. Now you can get dental implants for only $1000. Visit Doctors Network for more information.