All About Dental Implants

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When discussing dental implant placement methods, there are three types that you need to be aware of – Conventional Implant Placement, Computer Guided Implant Placement and Immediate Placement.

This solution was designed to be an affordable full-arch treatment solution, using economical treatment materials with a minimum number (4) of implants. For those patients seeking a low-cost option and who have a light to moderate bite, this is a good option.

The All-on-4 dental implant solution was developed as an affordable dental implant solution for patients who were already wearing complete dentures or had failing teeth that did not allow them to chew anything but the softest foods without discomfort. 

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What is the All-on-4® treatment concept?

The All-on-4® treatment concept is a cost-efficient solution that provides patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery.

The “All-on-6” procedure is designed as a permanent solution for the complete replacement of failing or missing teeth in the upper and/or lower jaws. This procedure uses 6 (or more) implants instead of similar procedures utilizing only 4 implants (“All-on-4”).

Compared to shaving down adjacent teeth to support a false tooth, as is the case in a tooth supported bridge, a dental implant preserves adjacent tooth structure and is less invasive, especially when a computer-guided implant placement method is used.

In situations where several consecutive teeth are missing, it may be possible to utilize fewer implants by doing a dental implant supported bridge. 

The term “Immediate Dental Implant” applies to a situation in which a dental implant is placed into an area immediately (at the same appointment) when a tooth is removed.
  • The natural tooth was lost over 9 months previously
  • Incisions are made in the gum tissue, and a full gum flap is raised to expose the bone

After you’ve invested a lot of time and money into your Dental Implant restoration, it is very important to take care of it just like you would take care of your natural teeth.

After many years of tooth wear or tooth loss, some patients can find themselves with a worn or “collapsed” bite. This in turn can result in unfavourable facial changes and discomfort in the jaw joints (TMJ’s). 

The strongest and most superior option is the placement of a CEREC porcelain filling. CEREC (CEramic REConstruction) is a dental restoration system that uses CAD/CAM technology to 3D print fillings, crowns, veneers, onlays and inlays onsite in a single appointment.