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Dental Implants FAQ

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1. What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives such as bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place a new tooth. Implants, just like teeth, maintain bone levels, and prevent future bone loss and jaw disfigurement. An implant is as close as you can get to a healthy, natural tooth. Dental implants are metal cylinders made of titanium that are surgically placed in the jawbone where teeth are missing. They replace the roots of missing teeth and support single crowns, large bridges and dentures. State-of-the-art technology makes it possible for these replacement teeth to look, feel and function like natural teeth.

2. Why are we using Nobel Biocare implants?

Nobel Biocare has more than 30 years of follow-up studies on the performance of their implants. Although Nobel Biocare implants are expensive compared to other available implants, this company is the leader in implant dentistry, dedicated to continuing advances in implant technology. Nobel Biocare’s implant parts are guaranteed by the manufacturer for 5 years. In addition, the company has developed state-of-the art technology for computer generated implant bridges, crowns, and abutment which guarantees superior fit and natural appearance. Please visit Nobel Biocare website for more information: www.nobelbiocare.com.

3. Am I a candidate for getting all my teeth replaced with a Smile in a Day procedure?

Yes, even if there are multiple decayed or broken down teeth and/or wear partial or complete dentures. In this situation, the broken and infected teeth can be removed, implants placed, and temporary dental bridge can be attached to the implants, all in one appointment. To replace all teeth on the top or the bottom, a minimum of 4 implants can be placed, depending on the design of the desired final bridge, which may be different based on the budget.

4. What is the procedure Teeth in a day like?

This procedure is an innovative treatment concept to replace infected, hopeless or missing teeth with a naturally beautiful fixed dental implant solution. This procedure significantly reduces recovery and downtime compared to conventional implant protocol, which often has patients wearing removable full or partial dentures during healing. With the teeth in a day protocol, patients awaken with a great smile and stable bite, fixated on the implants, all done in ONE visit.

5. What is All-On-4 treatment?

This procedure is an advanced alternative to traditional dentures for patients on a budget. The All-on-4 implants procedure can replace a full arch of teeth in one day, using only 4 implants and without bone grafts often saving time and money. The immediate function approach to implant restorations is not only for patients with existing dentures, but also for patients who have existing teeth waiting to be removed. This way their smile can be restored with immediate implant placement and function without going through 6 months to a 1 year healing process while wearing conventional dentures prior to implant placement.