Dental implants are the replacements for natural teeth. Tooth implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants, which are placed in the jawbone, are small posts made of a metal named titanium. The posts begin to fuse with the jawbone over the course of a few months. After the fusing process, called osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the implant prosthesis.
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 snap onto the implant to gain more retention rather than requiring the use of denture paste or adhesives. Removable dentures must be taken out and cleaned regularly.
This technique provides more advantages over regular dentures. Easy to maintain, this solution can mimic the function and aesthetics 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 prevent the sunken look that can occur with jawbone loss by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is known as osseointegration and can also help prevent future bone loss.
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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 as an alternative to a denture. This restoration typically requires two implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides function and aesthetics to restore the patients’ natural teeth.
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Full Arch with Four Implants
This denture, often called an all-on-4 is a modern implant-supported denture that allows patients who are missing all of their teeth in the upper or lower arches to restore a full arch of teeth using 4 dental implants only.
This solution offers many advantages over traditional dentures. Easy to care for, this solution can simulate the aesthetic and function of natural teeth and stay immovable with the implants as permanent 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 both overall cost and healing time for the patient.
Very much like implant-supported dentures, Full arch implant prosthetics help alleviate the sunken look that can come with jawbone loss by stimulating bone retention in the area around the implant. This process is known as osseointegration.
With this type of fixed full denture, there is no resin or metal covering the palate, so speaking and eating are more comfortable and more natural than with a traditional denture.
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Guided Dental Implant Surgery
Using Cone Beam CT scans and restorative virtual treatment planning, and with specialized training, guided implant surgery is the standard of care.
Using a 3D model or a physical model, implant surgery and the following restorative work can be planned virtually to create the ideal treatment plan for patients. These simulations allow the doctor to take multiple aspects of implant placement and restoration into consideration, resulting in predictable aesthetic outcomes and function for the patient’s restoration. Using a 3-D model also lets the patient better understand the process and visualize the outcome before it is finalized.
When treatment planning is done, specialized software can be used to fabricate a surgical guide to assist in the implant placement. This guide directs the exact location, angle, and depth of the implant placement. The use of this type of appliance increases the accuracy, predictability, safety, and efficiency of the surgery.
Does Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Unfortunately, only a portion of dental insurance plans cover the dental implant cost, and even then, only a portion of it. We realize that the cost of dental implants can be a deterrent, so we have made it easy to find and schedule an appointment with one of our dental offices that offer surgical placement of dental implants. Doctors Network offers dental plans to reduce the cost of dental implants. Now you can get dental implants for only $1000. Visit Doctors Network to visit Manhattan dental specialists for all-on-4 dental implants.