Dental Implant Surgery
Dental Implant Surgery
More people are getting dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are a long-term solution that is embedded in your jawbone, similar to your natural teeth. Plus, unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental implants will not affect neighboring healthy teeth or lead to bone loss in the jaw. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Dental implant surgery is, of course, surgery – and is best performed by a trained surgeon. Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) has the specialized education and training in the complexities of the bone, skin, muscles and nerves involved to ensure you get the best possible results. A 2014 study suggests greater implant success rates when performed by a dental specialist.
Implants are made of titanium metal that fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. There’s no shortcut to get around that process, and it usually takes several months once the implant is put into your jawbone. Osseointegration, however, is why implants never slip or make embarrassing noises similar to dentures, and why bone loss is usually not a problem.
your jawbone. Osseointegration, however, is why implants never slip or make embarrassing noises similar to dentures, and why bone loss is usually not a problem.
What is the All-on-4 "Teeth in a Day" treatment?
The All-on-4® treatment concept is a cost-efficient, graftless solution that provides patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery.
- Full-arch rehabilitation with only four implants
Two straight anterior implants and two implants tilted up to 45º in the posterior
- Immediate Function (fixed provisional bridge)
For patients meeting criteria for immediate loading of implants
- Graftless procedure
Bone grafting is avoided by tilting the posterior implants, utilizing available bone
Why 98% of patients recommend the All-on-4 treatment
A fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery quickly leads to improved patient satisfaction – with regards to function, esthetics, sense, speech and self-esteem.
Tilting of the posterior implants avoids the need for time-consuming bone grafting procedures, while immediate loading shortens time-to-teeth.
The concept is the least costly in comparison with conventional implant treatment modalities of the edentulous and soon-to-be edentulous jaw.
The information provided here is not intended as a substitute for professional medical or dental advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is provided to help you communicate effectively when you seek the advice of your oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (2019). Information privilege. Retrieved from https://myoms.org/what-we-do/dental-implant-surgery/
Nobel Biocare (2019). Information privilege. Retrieved from https://www.nobelbiocare.com/us/en/home/products-and-solutions/treatment-concepts/all-on-4.html