While implants are typically required more financial investment than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Their success rate is 97%-98%. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework because they do not depend on neighboring teeth to support.
Why dental implants at Soft Dental? Dr. Nguyen has spent hundreds of hours of training in dental implants including didactic and hands-on experience with The International Dental Implant Association. He has earned the Fellowship, Mastership, and Diplomat certificates of the organization. Dr. Nguyen has had special training and experience in doing lateral and vertical sinus lifts, ridge expansion, ridge split, and block grafts. If you are interested in conscious IV sedation for the extensive dental implant work, Soft Dental is the perfect place to go to.
To begin the implant process, we must surgically position a metal post into the jaw. This post will act as a permanent "root" for the implanted tooth. Once the post is in place, the surrounding bone and tissue need time to heal.
Implant placement requires special training, as it is a surgical procedure. Our team is highly-trained in implant placement to meet your dental needs.
After a metal post is placed, the restoration is completed with a natural-looking replacement crown.
While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework, because they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.
There are two general kinds of implant supported dentures: fixed option where dentures can only be removed by a professional or removable option where patients can remove dentures at anytime.
All-On Four Technique- Fixed Option: Bad teeth on the same arch are all removed at once and 4 dental implants are placed in the jaw right away. A prefabricated temporary denture could be screwed in the implants. Patients should use a liquid/very soft diet for 2-4 months. Then the final prosthesis (denture) will be made and secured into the implants.
Implant-Supported Dentures- Removable Option: For patients missing a majority of their teeth, implant-supported dentures are commonly used. Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are secured in place using implants in the jaw. They are often used when a patient no longer has teeth remaining in their mouth but enough bone in their jaw to support implants. Implant-supported dentures snap into place on top of implants but can be removed for cleaning.
Implant-supported dentures provide a number of benefits and are a great improvement from traditional removable dentures. They do not require any adhesives or powders to help the dentures stick and are very secure and comfortable, significantly improving the ability to chew. Because they preserve bone in the jaw and restore lip-support, implant-supported dentures also help maintain facial structures and minimize wrinkles.