All-On-4® Dental Implants
What Type of Maintenance Do All-on-4® Dental Implants Require?
An All-on-4® dental implant is a permanent implant procedure that uses four dental implants per arch to replace a full set of teeth. You’ll treat your All-on-4® dental implant teeth as you would your own teeth. While the teeth won’t decay, you still have to brush and floss to keep the teeth sparkling and your breath fresh. Otherwise, you can eat like you don’t have dentures and you won’t have to worry about your dentures ever slipping again.
What Will All-on-4 Dental Implants Cost?
If you call our office for an appointment, our implant dentist can discuss your estimated cost for All-on-4 dental implants after developing a treatment plan based on your unique needs and the quality of the denture you select.
What’s the Difference Between a Dental Implant and a Natural Tooth?
Both a natural tooth and a dental implant look the same and function the same way. The implant is an artificial tooth root; it has the biting strength of a natural tooth and you will feel the same sensations when you chew. For a single tooth implant, you will have a screw- or cylinder-shaped implanted in your jaw. Then, an abutment is attached to the implant that has fused with your jawbone. The abutment is what supports the finished crown, creating a natural-looking replacement tooth.
Are Dental Implants a Good Investment?
If you want to make a wise investment that could conceivably last a lifetime, you should look into getting a dental implant. After all, your smile is important in both professional and social situations and you will want the most natural-looking restoration possible. Call our office to arrange a consultation and discover why so many people are choosing to invest in dental implants.
What Is an Implant-Supported Dental Bridge?
A dental implant-supported bridge performs the same function as a traditional bridge, except the bridge does not need support from the adjacent teeth, so they do not need crowns. An implant-supported bridge also helps preserve your jawbone. This procedure is used to replace two or more missing teeth per arch.
How Much Will a Dental Implant-Supported Bridge Cost?
While there are many factors that help determine your cost, the primary factor is the number of pontics (artificial teeth) needed. A bridge supported by implants can support more teeth than a traditional bridge can support. Call us to schedule an assessment and we can give you an estimate of your total cost.
When Is an Implant-Supported Denture Appropriate?
An implant-supported denture is the ideal solution for a person with no healthy teeth in their jaw but enough healthy jawbone to support a denture. The overdenture rests on the implants; you can remove it at night, but during the day, it is extremely secure.
Why Are Implant-Support Dentures More Costly Than Traditional Dentures?
Patients pay different prices for implant dentures because many factors influence the cost, including the condition of the jawbone, whether you need extractions and the materials that will be used to create your denture. If you are interested in learning what implant dentures will cost for you, call our office to schedule a consultation.
Why Have a Periodontist Place Your Implants?
If you would like dental implants, consider seeing a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in the treatment and care of gums. As a periodontist has received more training and education in the placement of implants than the typical family dentist, he or he will have more experience, which may lead to better clinical outcomes. Call us today to learn more about our implant placement services.