Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots. Tooth implants provide enough support for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants, which are placed in the jawbone, are anchors made of a metal called titanium. The posts start to fuse with the bone over a few months. After the fusing process, called osseointegration, implant abutments are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the implant crowns.
Types of Dental Implants:
Implant-Supported Over Dentures
Implant-supported dentures can be removable or fixed. This prosthetic requires the placement of at least two dental implants. If a removable denture is selected, the denture will sit onto the implant rather than the use of denture adhesives. Removable dentures can be taken out for cleaning regularly.
This technique offers more advantages over traditional dentures. Easy to care for, this solution can simulate the function and aesthetics 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 associated with dentures.
Dental implant placement can also help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with jawbone loss by stimulating bone growth in the area surrounding the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can help prevent future jawbone loss.
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Dental Implant-Supported Bridge
An implant-supported fixed partial denture is a restorative solution for spaces where multiple teeth in a row are missing. The bridge replaces multiple adjacent missing teeth as an alternative to a denture. This restoration usually requires at least two dental implants to support the bridge. The bridge provides function and aesthetics to restore the patient’s natural teeth.
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All-on-4 Implant Denture
This denture, often called an all-on-4 is a modern implant denture that allows patients who are missing all of their teeth to replace an entire arch of teeth using only 4 implants as anchors.
This technique offers multiple advantages over traditional dentures. Easy to care for, this denture can imitate the function and aesthetic of natural teeth and stay in place with the implants as anchors. Patients will not feel the rocking or gum irritation they experience with traditional dentures. Patients can often leave the same day with a full arch of teeth, reducing both overall healing time and cost 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 surrounding the implant. This process is known as osseointegration.
With this type of fixed full denture, there is no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating are more comfortable and more natural than with a traditional denture.
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Guided Implant Surgery
Using Cone Beam CT and restorative virtual treatment planning, and with specialized training, guided implant placement is possible.
Using a 3D model or a physical model, implant placements and the following restorative work can be designed virtually to create the ideal patient treatment plan. These virtual plans 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. Using a 3D model also lets the patient better understand the process and visualize the end result.
When planning is complete, specialized computer applications can be used to create a surgical guide to assist in the implant placement surgery. This guide directs the exact angulation, location, and depth of the implant. The use of the surgical guide improves the safety and accuracy of the procedure.
What Is The Cost of Dental Implants in New York?
Unfortunately, only a fraction of dental insurance plans cover the dental implant cost, and even if they do, only a portion of it. We realize that the cost of tooth implants can be a deterrent, so we have made it easy to find and schedule an appointment with one of our dental offices that offers dental implants. Doctors Network offers dental plans to reduce the cost of tooth implants. Now you can get dental implants for as little as $1000. Please visit Doctors Network to seek great restorative dentists for implant dentures.