All-On-4® Dental Implants
How Do All-on-4® Dental Implants Impact My Oral Health?
All-on-4® dental implants are dentures that rest on four implants per arch, which secure the denture permanently. The implants stimulate the jawbone when you chew, which helps prevent additional bone loss. Removable dentures that rest on the gums can create sores or make it hard to chew and speak.
What Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Typically Cost?
Our implant specialist will go over the materials that he or she will use. In addition to materials, other factors that will affect your total cost for All-on-4 dental implants will be discussed during your consultation. If you have a discount dental plan that we accept, this may also affect your cost. Call our office today to schedule an appointment and you’ll get a price estimate for your All-on-4 dental implants from our implant specialist, who will need to do an assessment and view your X-rays first.
How Is a Single Dental Implant Done?
A dental implant is a small, biocompatible metal post that goes into the patient’s jawbone. In a few months, the bone grows around the post, allowing the implant to serve as a strong artificial tooth root. An abutment goes on the end of the implant, which will hold a crown. Dental implants serve as restorations that are indistinguishable from real teeth.
Are Dental Implants Expensive?
Considering a dental implant can last a lifetime, they are a good value, even though they can be initially more expensive than other restoration options. Additionally, implants can stop bone from further loss by providing support; to many of our patients, preventing bone loss and enjoying added stability is worth every penny of the extra cost.
What Is a Dental Implant Bridge?
An implant-supported bridge is a freestanding restoration that covers a gap of two or more missing teeth in a row. Unlike a traditional bridge, an implant bridge isn’t cemented to adjacent teeth, which would need crowns to hold the bridge. Implant-supported bridges do not affect surrounding teeth, leaving them teeth healthy and intact.
What Do Implant Bridges Cost?
We cannot give you an accurate estimate without an examination; however, the number of missing teeth the bridge will cover obviously will affect the cost, as does your oral health, the crown material selected, and other factors. Call our office to schedule an appointment to see if you are a good candidate for a dental implant bridge.
What Is One Benefit That an Implant-Supported Denture Has Over a Traditional Denture?
When you try to bite into a crisp apple with traditional dentures, you do not have the necessary biting force needed because the roots of your teeth are gone. With an overdenture that is firmly attached to implants, you will have the necessary biting force. The implants integrate with your jaw, so your jaw exerts the necessary force. Traditional dentures force the gums to provide the biting force, which is painful. Since a maxillary overdenture usually does not have a palate, you will has less trouble eating and cleaning your dentures.
What’s an Implant-Supported Denture Going to Cost?
Each of our patients has a custom treatment plan that takes into account their oral health, the material used for the implant and the denture, plus any preliminary work that he or she may need. Contact our office for an appointment with our experienced dentist who will be able to give you an estimate of your implant denture fee after an examination.
Do I Need a Referral to See a Periodontist?
Dentists usually refer patients with advanced gum disease to periodontists; however, if a person is interested in dental implants, he or she often just calls a periodontist office to arrange a consultation. If you want to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants, call our office today.