How can I be sure a dental implant is right for me? Many patients ask that question. This revolutionary procedure delivers preservation of bone and a resolution to other oral health problems. Many patients experience several factors that contribute to tooth loss like poor dental hygiene, lifestyle choices (like smoking), diet, and genetics, but it’s also incredibly important to quickly restore the missing tooth or teeth to prevent severe complications. Patients don’t realize that problems such as speech impediments, premature skin wrinkling, bone loss, and infections can have a serious impact on your overall health and appearance of your mouth.
Dental implant procedures are simple and effective. They work to replace a missing tooth or teeth with a custom prosthesis. The first part is to place a titanium implant into the jaw bone, which then fuses with your natural bone while it heals to create a secure foundation. Next, the abutment is placed into the implant, which acts as an anchor between the crown and the implant. Finally, the custom-designed crown, which closely resembles a natural tooth, is placed on top of the abutment. The result is a complete tooth restoration.
Another restorative technique is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. This is a specific type of dental implant procedure that is the solution for those patients who have multiple teeth missing or severe oral health problems that need to be corrected with a full arch restoration. It has become a popular solution that provides fast, permanent results for a whole mouth of teeth. While single dental implants may be great at replacing each tooth and tooth root, the All-on-4 Treatment Concept replaces all of your upper or lower teeth through utilizing four dental implants. After a quick surgical procedure and a minimal recovery period, many All-on-4 Treatment Concept patients are happy to show off their beautiful, secure, and permanent results.
The oral surgeons at Billings Oral Surgery & Dental Implants Center will help you determine if dental implants are the right choice for you and if you are a good candidate for the All-on-4 Treatment Concept. After a full-mouth examination, we will offer you your best treatment plan. Please contact our office today to schedule your consultation.