Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth. Tooth implants provide enough support for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants, which are placed in the gums, are small anchors made of a metal called titanium. The posts start to fuse with the bone over the course of a few months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.
Types of Dental Implants: Implant-Supported Over Dentures
Implant-supported dentures can be removable or fixed. This prosthetic requires the placement of two or more dental implants. If a removable denture is selected, the denture will snap onto the implant to gain more retention rather than the use of denture adhesives. Removable dentures can be taken out and cleaned regularly.
This option offers more advantages over traditional dentures. Easy to care for, this solution can mimic the look and feel of natural teeth and stay in place with the help of dental implants as anchors. Patients will not notice the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation they usually have with dentures.
Dental implant placement can also help prevent the sunken look that can happen with jawbone loss by stimulating bone growth in the area surrounding the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future jawbone loss.
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An implant-supported fixed partial denture 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 prosthetic typically requires at least two dental implants to support the bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for the patient’s natural teeth.
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All-on-4 Implant Denture
This denture, often called an all-on-4 is a unique implant denture that allows patients who are missing all of their teeth in one or both arches to replace an entire arch of teeth using 4 implants.
This solution offers many advantages over traditional dentures. Easy to care for, this solution can imitate the aesthetic and function of natural teeth and stay in place with the implants as permanent anchors. Patients will not experience the rocking or gingival irritation they experience with dentures. Patients can often have a full arch of teeth in one day, reducing overall cost and healing time for the patient.
Just like implant-supported dentures, Full arch implant prosthetics help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area surrounding the implant. This process is known as osseointegration.
With this implant-supported full arch, 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 Placement
With Cone Beam CT and restorative virtual treatment planning, and with specialized training, guided implant placement is the standard of care.
Using a virtual 3-D model or a physical model, implant surgery and the following prosthetic work can be simulated 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, function, and longevity for the patient’s final restoration. Working with a 3D model also lets the patient picture the procedures and visualize the end result.
When treatment planning is complete, specialized computer applications can be used to create a surgical guide for use during implant placement. This guide directs the exact angulation and depth of the implant. The use of this type of appliance increases the safety and accuracy of the surgery.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Unfortunately, only a portion of dental insurance covers the dental implant cost, and even then, only partially. We understand that the cost of dental implants can be significant, so we have made it easy to find and schedule an appointment with one of our dentists who offers surgical placement of dental implants. Doctors Network offers dental plans to reduce the cost of dental implants. Now you can get tooth implants for only $1000. Please visit https://www.doctorsnetwork.com/dentists-manhattan-ny to learn more.