The All-On-4 Dental Implant system at I love mydentist® provides edentulous and soon-to-be edentulous patients with a fixed full-arch prostheses on four implants on the day of surgery. This quickly leads to improved patient satisfaction – with regards to function, aesthetics, sense, speech, and self-esteem.
The term All-On-4® dental implants refers to “All” teeth being supported “on four” dental implants, a prosthodontics procedure for total rehabilitation of edentulous patient or for patients with badly broken down teeth, decayed teeth or compromised teeth due to gum disease.
It consists of the rehabilitation of either edentulous or dentate maxilla and/or mandible with fixed prosthesis by placing four implants in the anterior maxilla, where bone density is higher.
All-On-4® Dental Implants at I love mydentist® can provide life-changing benefits:
- By replacing missing teeth and restoring damaged teeth, you feel more confident.
- All-On-4® Dental Implants can restore your ability to eat and speak normally.
- By replacing missing teeth, you can prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of position.
- Restoring your bite can also help prevent serious conditions such as bruxism or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the dental implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
All-On-4® Dental Implant Package:
Our All-On-4® Dental Implant Package at I love mydentist® includes:
- 4 Dental Implants for the upper jaw
- 4 Dental Implants for the lower jaw
- Acrylic Prosthesis attached to implants for the upper jaw
- Acrylic Prosthesis attached to implants for the lower jaw
- Upper temporary bridge
- Lower temporary bridge
- 3D Dental Imaging
- Medication kit (pain medication, antibiotics and local anesthesia)
- Occlusal guard
- Private transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport
- Private transfers Hotel/I love mydentist®/Hotel (only if you stay in one of our suggested hotels)
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- Request a Call. One of our Dental Advisers at I love mydentist® will call you
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Dental Implants are often the best treatment for missing teeth. When a damaged or decayed tooth is removed, both the visible part of the tooth, called the crown, and the root are lost.
A dental implant is placed in the jawbone so that it can fuse with your natural bone and become a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Implants can be used to replace an individual tooth or for an implant-supported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth.
Dental Implants are the closest you can get to health, natural teeth. They will allow you to confidently eat, smile, laugh, talk and enjoy all of your regular activities of everyday life without thinking about your teeth.
What is a dental implant procedure like at I love mydentist®?
This procedure is a team effort between you and your dentist at I love mydentist®. Your dentist will consult with you to determine where and how your dental implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, we will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.
What are the benefits of dental implants over other treatments?
Why are dental implants often the first choice and a standard of care compared to other options to restore missing or damaged teeth?
- Next best thing to healthy, natural teeth
Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. Other options can lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life.
- Speak easy
Adjusting to removable dentures can mean struggling to pronounce everyday words. Not so with dental implants, which function like natural teeth.
- Enjoy life without worrying about your teeth!
No need to stay home or feel uncomfortable in public, embarrassed because your smile looks different, or worrying that missing teeth will limit your ability to join in the fun or that removable dentures or tooth-supported replacement teeth will loosen or fall out when you talk, eat or laugh. Teeth restored with dental implants are teeth that let you, not your teeth, lead your life.
- Keep your teeth in your mouth – not in a cup
Dental implants allow you to keep your teeth where they belong – in your mouth. And no more worrying that your dentures might slip or fall out. Brush, floss and care for teeth that have been replaced using dental implants exactly the way you would natural teeth – in your mouth.
- Eat your favorite foods!
Taste and enjoy the foods you love without hesitation. You can bite naturally, eat virtually anything you want and, unlike removable dentures that can feel uncomfortable, you can experience the full taste of the food you eat with dental implants, too.
- Protect your healthy teeth
Placing a tooth-supported bridge requires grinding away the teeth on one or both sides of the missing tooth or teeth – thereby damaging healthy teeth to restore those that are missing. The modified healthy teeth are attached to, and support, the bridge. Dental implants go in the jawbone, in the spot where your missing tooth root was, without impacting healthy teeth. They also help prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from shifting as they would if an empty space were left for an extended period of time.
- Built to last. Dental implants are a long-term solution.
Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges only last five to seven years, and with proper care often more than 10 years, but at some point they may need to be replaced. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.
- Retain your natural face shape, and smile.
A face without teeth can sag and appear sunken and sad. Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile.
- Protect healthy bone
Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to additional health issues, such as the loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone. When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.
- Keep teeth in place – silently
Dentures may slip when you eat, talk, smile, laugh, kiss, yawn or cough, so that you have to “reposition” them back into place in the mouth. Dental implants are fixed in place and fuse naturally with your jawbone, meaning your replacement teeth won’t move, click or shift.
- Look Mom, no cavities!
Cavities can’t occur in an implant-restored crown, or replacement tooth; however, you will need to visit your dentist as scheduled and clean and care for it and your gums and mouth every day, the same as you would if it were a natural tooth.
- More predictable than other repair and restoration methods.
Dental implant treatment has a track record of reliable, long-term successful outcomes and is often considered “more predictable” than other treatments to repair or replace missing teeth, including bridgework, removable appliances and retreatment of failing root canal (endodontic) therapy.
Crown and bridge work
Crown and Bridge work at I love mydentist®
Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this. A dental crown or “cap” is a covering that fits over a damaged, decayed or unattractive tooth. It can even replace a tooth entirely as part of dental bridgework.
A crown completely covers a tooth above the gum line. This is in contrast to a dental veneer, which only covers a tooth’s front surface and needs natural tooth structure to support it. Therefore, if a tooth is missing a significant amount of structure above the gum line, a crown would be the restoration of choice.
Crown strengthen damaged teeth, allowing them to function normally again. When crafted from today’s high-tech porcelains (dental ceramics), crowns are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. They can even be designed to improved upon a tooth’s original appearance.
There are other materials besides porcelain that we can use to make dental crowns, depending on what qualities are most important. For durability, cast gold can’t be beat. However, this is not always the most aesthetic choice –especially towards the front of the mouth. Other possibilities include porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns (PFM), which have a metal interior for strength and a porcelain exterior for a more natural appearance, and all-porcelain crowns with zirconia, representing the strongest ceramic. At I love mydentist®, we will be happy to discuss the pros and cons of these various options with you.
Crowning or capping a tooth
Crowning or capping a tooth will usually take two or three visits. At the first visit, your tooth is prepared to receive its new crown. First, it is shaped to fit inside the new covering. This will involve some drilling to give the tooth a uniform shape. The tooth and the surrounding area will be numbered beforehand. If there is very little tooth structure left to begin with, the tooth may have to be built up with filling material, rather that filed down to support the crown.
After the tooth is prepared, impressions of your teeth are taken, either digitally or with reliable, putty-like impression materials, and sent to the dental laboratory for fabrication. There, the impressions will be used to make models of your teeth for the creation of a crown. The models will serve as guides to the highly skilled lab technicians, who will ensure that you new crown is designed to enhance your smile and function well within your bite.
Before you leave the office at I love mydentist®, a temporary crown will be attached to your tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready. At the second visit, your permanent crown will be attached to your tooth with either a resin that hardens when exposed to a special light source, or a type of permanent cement.
Creating a Bridge
Crowns can also be used to create a lifelike replacement for a missing tooth. This is done with bridgework, which spans the space of the missing tooth and requires at least three crowns. Two of those crowns will be placed over healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth; these healthy teeth are referred to abutment teeth. The two crowned abutment teeth become supports for a third crown is referred to as pontic. If more that one tooth is missing, more crowns will be needed to bridge the gap in between the abutment teeth.
The number of abutment teeth necessary to replace missing teeth is influence by the number of missing teeth, the size and length of the abutment tooth roots, the amount of bone support each abutment tooth has, as well as where in the mouth the missing tooth is located. For example, if you have three missing teeth, four abutment teeth may be necessary, thereby creating a seven-tooth bridge. Engineering and designing of the bridge requires and understanding of how to replace teeth, as well as the biology of the supporting gum and bone tissue.
Caring for your Crowns and Bridgework
Crowns and bridgework require the same conscientious care as your natural teeth. Be sure to brush and floss between all of your teeth — restored and natural — every day to reduce the buildup of dental plaque. When you have crowns, it is even more important to maintain your regular schedule of cleanings at the dental office. Avoid using your teeth as tools (to open packages, for example). If you have a grinding habit, wearing a night-guard would be a good idea to protect your teeth and your investment.
Repair the look of your smile with a personalized crown or bridge.
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Partial and Complete Dentures
A denture is a removable dental appliance that serves as a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures: Complete and partial.
– Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth in either the upper or lower arch are missing.
– Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. They not only fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, but also prevent other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either conventional or immediate.
Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, which usually takes four to six weeks. During this time, the patient will go without teeth.
Immediate Dentures are generally the preferred treatment prescribed by your dentist at I love mydentist® because they do not require our patients to ever go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and are immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. As the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made frequently until the healing process is complete. This can take up to three months.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired or readjusted due to normal wear.
Reasons for dentures:
- Complete Denture — loss of all teeth in an arch
- Partial Denture — loss of all teeth in an arch
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
What does getting dentures involve?
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist at I love mydentist® will precisely adjust and place the complete denture, ensuring a natural and comfortably fit.
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures. Implants can also be placed in order to increase the stability of full and partial dentures.
You will be given care instructions for your new dentures at I love mydentist®. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.