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What Are Dental Implants?

Looking for the best way to replace missing teeth? Then consider dental implants. Implants are metal frames that are surgically attached to your jawbone beneath the gums. Once in place, your dentist mounts replacement teeth to this frame. Bridges and dentures fitted onto the implants will not shift in the mouth, which is important when you are eating and speaking. The secure fit helps your dentures, dental crowns or dental bridges feel and look more natural than their conventional counterparts. Patients need to have adequate jaw bones and healthy gums to support the implant and must commit to regular dental cleaning.

All-On-4 Implants

There was a time when dentists would recommend dentures only as a last resort, but now there are many options to replace missing teeth. Dentures can be ill-fitting and their instability makes common actions like chewing cumbersome. Today, patients have the option of All-On-4 implants. This revolutionary system offers the same quality and functionality that you would expect from natural teeth. With these dental implants, you can enjoy all the foods you love, knowing that they can handle the crunch and rigorous chewing.

All-On-4 implants makes it possible to replace a full set of teeth with a fast, efficient, and simple solution. The advanced method uses four specially designed and placed implants that serve as a sturdy anchor for your replacement teeth. This system provides complete rehabilitation for tooth loss with fully customizable and fixed dental bridges without the need for bone grafting. You can use your teeth immediately after surgery without lengthy painful recovery times.

All on 4 Pre & Post Procedure

Before the procedure, you will undergo dental exams along with a preoperative medical workup, such as an ECG and baseline bloods. During this time, molds and photographs will be taken of your jaws and teeth and we will design your ideal smile, including tooth shape and color. Surgery takes place under general or local anesthetic and involves removing diseased bone and tissue and remaining teeth. Enough bone will be removed to allow space for the prosthetic dental bridges and to ensure that the space between the bridges or dental crowns and your gum line is hidden. The implants are covered with protective white caps.

Surgery takes about 90 minutes for just the upper or lower jaw, and you can drink and eat soft foods as soon as you are alert. After surgery, you will receive post-operative instructions and will need to keep a soft diet for 3 months. You will also be required to undergo dental exams and dental cleanings every 6 – 12 months.

Implant Supported Dentures

These types of dentures are overdentures that are attached to and supported by implants. If you no longer have teeth in your jaw but still have enough bone left to support implants, then implanted supported dentures are a great solution. This system has a special attachment that keeps it firmly in place, however, you can remove your dentures daily to clean them or when sleeping.

There are two kinds of implant supported dentures: ball-retained and bar-retained. In both instances, the denture’s base is made of acrylic that looks like your gums. Either porcelain or acrylic dental veneers are then attached to that base. The dental implants are placed in the jawbone at the front of the mouth since there is more bone in that section.

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are several benefits to having dental implants, including:

  • Increased comfort
  • Enhanced speech and appearance
  • Greater ability to chew and enjoy crunchier foods
  • Better overall oral health and cavity resistance
  • Dental implants protect your jawbone and teeth
  • The implants last a lifetime, making them good value for money
  • Implants reduce the risk of bone loss
  • They are just as easy to clean as natural teeth
  • Dental implants fit well with your remaining natural teeth
  • They hold dental bridges and dental crowns in place
  • They help to prevent further tooth loss

The Process

If you decide that you need dental implants, then there are several steps that still need to be taken. Our dentists will X-Ray your jaw and use specially designed computer software to make sure that the implants will be placed in the best possible location.

With implants, you won’t have to worry about damage to your other teeth – it’s very unobtrusive. We’ll then arrange your surgery and make sure we answer all your questions. After your implants are placed and you’ve healed, the crowns can be inserted.

How it Works

Georgian Dental® uses implants that consist of either medical grade titanium or zirconium. This root is inserted and fused to your jawbone. As you heal over the course of a few months, the implant will fuse to your natural bone, creating a root for your replacement teeth and a very sturdy foundation. After it is fully bonded, your replacement tooth can be placed.

This now needs to be taken care of just like a natural tooth. Flossing, brushing and regular checkups are still very important, even for your implant crowns. Since it’s connected with an abutment, your gums don’t connect to it the same way as a natural tooth, meaning it’s more susceptible to infection due to spaces where food can become lodged.


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