What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are placed during a surgery where the roots of a missing tooth are replaced with small metal posts, which resemble screws. Once these posts are placed, new, artificial teeth will be fastened onto the posts. These artificial teeth will provide the same function, feel, and look as your natural teeth.
The surgery to receive dental implants will be performed in several different stages. For this reason, you’ll need to be able to dedicate many months to the dental implant process. But if you talk to anyone who’s received dental implants in the past, they’ll assure you that the time investment will be worth it. Dental implants provide the most solid support for the new tooth and the bone and soft tissue surrounding the missing tooth. In fact, the titanium implant will actually fuse with your jawbone. This means that your dental implants won’t slip, make noise, or cause bone damage like dentures have been known to do.
Dental Implants Are For Those Who:
- Have multiple missing teeth
- Have otherwise healthy oral tissue
- Want to improve their speech
- Are unwilling or unable to wear dentures
- Are willing and able to dedicate months to the process
- Have a jawbone that has reached its full growth
Dental Implant Dentist
Dental implants are currently the best option for those who wish to replace a missing tooth, but it’s important to keep in mind the difference between dental implant experts and dentists who do implants. Dental implant surgery is, of course, surgery! This is why it’s so important to make sure a trained surgeon is performing your implant surgery. Dr. Matthew Schacht has the specialized training and education in the complicated structures of the bone, skin, muscles and nerves, which will guarantee that you get the best possible results. In fact, during his residency, Dr. Schacht was even nominated for and given an award for his excellent surgical skills!
Numerous studies have found that, after more than 20 years of service, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function better and longer than those placed by general dentists.
Dental Implant Cost
Because no two patients or their unique dental implant needs are alike, the cost of your dental implants will vary depending on the number of appointments and procedures you’ll require. You’ll receive an initial assessment, and then Dr. Matthew Schacht will discuss with you your treatment plan. This plan will include the estimated cost and number of appointments.
For more information on dental implant surgery, or to set up an appointment, please contact us at Brighton Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
The All-on-4 technique is a dental implantation option. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are anchored to the jawbone in order to hold a replacement tooth or a bridge in place. Dental implants are for those who have lost teeth or had teeth pulled as a result of an injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason.
How Is The All-On-4® Method Different
Conventional dental implants will require multiple appointments spanning over several months, six to eight (or even more) implants per arch, and bone grafting or sinus augmentation. The All-on-4 method won’t require any of these! Below are a few more ways in which the All-on-4 method differs from conventional dental implant methods:
- Healing time is significantly reduced
- Eliminates or reduces bone atrophy
- Costs less than conventional implants
- Is permanent, meaning that your smile will last a lifetime
- Allow you to receive new artificial teeth in just one day
The All-on-4 technique will only require four implants per arch instead of six to eight. In addition, the All-on-4 implants are placed at an angle, which will use the natural support of your bone to allow for increased contact. In addition, the All-on-4 method will not require bone grafting for most patients.
Benefits Of All-On-4®
The benefits of All-on-4 are many. Below are just a few of the many benefits this procedure will offer you:
- Improve your smile and appearance
- Care easily for your new teeth – care for them the same way you would your natural teeth
- Eat the foods you want without worrying about slipping or noises like you would with dentures
- Eliminate chronic dental health problems
- Eat and speak more easily
- Your beautiful smile will last a lifetime
Here at Brighton Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we understand that tooth loss affects not only your dental health, but also your appearance, self-esteem, and quality of life. Luckily, with the All-on-4® method, you can regain all that you’ve lost!
Contact us today to see if the All-on-4® method may benefit you.