Different Dental Implant Techniques
Many patients who are considering replacing their teeth with dental implants are not aware that there are actually alternatives to the traditional implant placement procedure.
Immediate Load Dental Implants allow for the entire implant to be placed on the same day. This procedure usually requires that a patient has decent jawbone strength. When the implant is placed, a temporary crown is placed the very same day. The implant will fuse with your bone, and in 3-6 months you will return to the dentist for the temporary crown to be replaced with a permanent crown.
Mini dental implants allow for a placement procedure that is far less invasive than the procedure used for traditional dental implants. Since they are smaller, they do not require the same kind of surgery in order to be placed. Additionally, mini dental implants do not require that the patient has the same level of jawbone density that is necessary for traditional implants. Mini dental implants are often used by our dental implants dentist to secure fixed bridges and removable overdentures.
The All-on-4 technique offers an alternative to patients who need to be fit with implant-supported dentures. Only four implants are used to secure a whole row of replacement teeth. There is no need for a bone graft procedure with the All-on-4 technique, as it uses the bone that is currently available. A temporary set of teeth are used as the patient heals from the procedure and allows the implants to fuse with the bone. Once they have fully fused, the replacement teeth are replaced with a permanent bridge.
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