DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT OPTIONS
Dental Implant Treatment Options:
1) THE FIXED FULL DENTAL ARCH SOLUTION
The All-On-Four (or All-on-5 or 6 or 7, etc) procedure is designed to permanently replace all of your teeth on a single arch, using eight to twelve total posts for replacement of both the upper and lower arch. This solution allows us to replace the entire arch with teeth secured in place. Imagine no lose dentures, no spaces between the teeth. Imagine having renewed confidence smiling, talking, and chewing again.
2) THE MULTIPLE DENTAL IMPLANTS (Multiple and Individual Single Implant Teeth or Multiple and Separate Implant Bridges)
Multiple implant treatment is an ideal option for candidates who are in the beginning stages of failing teeth. Even with good dental care, many older patients face the loss of multiple teeth as they age. Having many missing teeth is not only a problem for how you look and feel, but can also be detrimental to your health. Replacing these teeth is critical to maintaining the rest of your oral health. It is important to note that while it may appear that there are only a few missing teeth, depending on the condition of your jawbone, the Fixed Dental Arch treatment may be necessary. This is because bone deterioration can happen under the gum, and may not even be noticeable.
3) SINGLE AND COSMETIC DENTAL IMPLANT
If you have lost a single tooth due to an accident, from periodontal disease or genetically missing, that one tooth could be easily replaced using a dental implant. To replace a single tooth, a dental implant is inserted into the site where the tooth is missing. The dental implant serves as a replacement for the root of the missing tooth. A small post called an abutment is then connected to the implant, and a replacement tooth is cemented or screwed on top of the abutment. Your new tooth will look and function just like your other natural teeth.
Making a dental implant look identical to a natural tooth in a area of the mouth that is visible when you smile and talk is one of the most technical and challenging areas of implant dentistry. Fortunately for you, Dr. Fernando Pessoa, your Utah implant dentist, has a passion for cosmetic and implant dentistry and has taken thousand of continuing education hours along with his own experience to understand the technical and biological concepts that makes it more predictable to have a dental implant look and feel like any other tooth in your mouth.
4) IMPLANT-SECURED DENTURES
Prior to the advent of implants, a patient who had lost all of his or her teeth was limited to wearing complete dentures. The stability and retention of those dentures was unpredictable. With the use of as few as two implants we are now able to construct a removable denture, which snaps into place and provides excellent retention and stability.