Are you looking for a permanent solution for missing teeth? If you are in need of several dental implants, or you are currently using a partial or full bridge, it’s time to call Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants to discuss All-on-4 dental implants.
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
What exactly is a dental implant and what are all-on-4 dental implants? A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is surgically inserted into the jaw bone. The screw is the anchor of the new tooth and will hold the prosthetic tooth in place. The implant needs to have plenty of jaw bone to hold it in place and prevent it from failing. We recommend using dental implants as they are highly realistic looking and function just like a traditional tooth.
If you have several missing teeth, you do not need to have an implant performed for each tooth. Instead, we offer a treatment known as all-on-4 dental implants. The all-on-4 dental implant is designed to include four custom dental implant posts that are used to hold prosthetic teeth in place. Having four dental implants on the top and bottom of your mouth allow you to still have a functional set of teeth. The screw holding the implant in the jawbone is made from titanium, one of the strongest materials, and one of the only ones that will bond with the jaw bone.
The benefit of all-on-4 dental implants is that it can prevent additional bone loss, keeping your mouth from starting to have that “sunken in” appearance to the cheeks. If you want a youthful facial structure, contact our Bismark dental office to discuss dental implants in further detail.
All-on-4 Dental Implants Treatment
The treatment timetable can vary based on your health and your oral health needs. Initially, we will start with a consultation to go over your needs and take X-rays to determine your bone density. If you have adequate bone, and it looks strong enough to move forward, we can start the all-on-4 dental implant procedure sooner. If you need bone grafting, it could delay your procedure for a few weeks or months based on how well your body heals.
The implant treatment will start by numbing the area with anesthesia and Dr. Hoerner will then start drilling and treating the areas where the dental implants will be placed. After the surgery has been completed, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to check on the implants and discuss how your body is healing and bonding with the new implant.
A successful dental implant can take up to six months based on health conditions. It is important to understand that the healing time does vary, so you may need to discuss your healing with Dr. Hoerner if you feel your body is not healing quickly.
The Cost of Dental Implants
How is the cost of dental implants determined? It is based on a patient treatment plan, which makes it hard to establish a single price to the treatment over the phone or online. Some patients have other health conditions that do not allow us to provide dental implant treatment. Other patients may have gum disease, which must be treated prior to starting the dental implant treatment plan. Bone grafting is another cost that could be required if you do not have the bone to support an implant.
Sitting down with Dr. Hoerner is the best way to determine if you are a candidate for all-on-four dental implants. Schedule your free all-on-4 dental implant consultation online or via phone to get started on restoring your mouth through modern dental implant technology. 701-390-1920