Dental implants are the permanent tooth replacements in the mouth. Tooth implants provide enough support for fixed or removable prostheses. Dental implants, which are placed in the bone, are small posts made of a bio-compatible metal named titanium. The anchors begin to fuse with the jawbone over the course of a few months. After the healing process, known as osseointegration, implant abutments are inserted into the implant fixtures to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.
Types of Dental Implants:
Implant-supported dentures can be either removable or fixed. This solution requires the placement of two or more implants. If a removable denture is selected, the denture will sit onto the implant rather than the use of denture adhesives. Removable dentures must be taken out and cleaned regularly.
This technique provides more advantages over traditional dentures.
Easy to care for, this solution can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the help of implants acting as anchors. Patients will not feel the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures.
Dental implant placement can also help alleviate the sunken look that can happen with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone retention in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can help prevent future bone loss.
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Dental Implant-Supported Fixed Partial Denture
An implant-supported bridge is a restorative solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. The bridge usually replaces three or more adjacent missing teeth without the use of a denture. This prosthetic typically requires two 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 procedure, often called an all-on-4 is a modern implant denture that allows patients who are missing all of their teeth in one or both arches to replace a full arch of teeth using only 4 implants as anchors.
This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures.
Easy to care for, this solution can imitate the function and aesthetic of natural teeth and stay immovable with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum 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.
Just like other types of implant restorations, All-on-4 can help alleviate the sunken look that can come with jawbone loss by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is osseointegration.
With all-on-4, there is no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating are more natural and comfortable than with a traditional denture.
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Guided Dental Implant Placement
With CBCT scans and virtual treatment planning, and with specialized training, guided implant placement is possible.
Using a physical or a computerized 3-D model, implant placements and the following restorative work can be planned virtually to create the ideal treatment plan. These simulations allow the doctor to take multiple aspects of implant placement and restoration into consideration, resulting in predictable aesthetic outcome, function, and longevity for the patient’s restoration. Working with a 3-D model also allows the patient better understand the process and visualize the outcome.
When treatment planning is complete, specialized software can be used to fabricate a surgical guide for use during implant placement. This guide directs the exact location, depth, and angulation of the implant. The use of the surgical guide increases the safety, accuracy, and predictability of the procedure.
Does Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Unfortunately, only a portion of dental insurance plans cover the dental implants cost, and even then, only partially. We understand that the cost of tooth implants can be significant, so we have made it easy to schedule an appointment with one of our dental professionals who offers surgical placement of dental implants, such as 1st Impression Dental in Brooklyn, NY managed 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 tooth implants for $1000. Visit Doctors Network for more information.