While we do our best to keep your natural teeth healthy and in your mouth for a lifetime, accidents and the natural aging process are working against us. Thank goodness for dental implants! When teeth are left missing, not only do they create an unsightly gap in your smile causing a loss of confidence, they also make it hard to eat and speak normally—not to mention the damage happening beneath the surface. Without the stimulation of a tooth root, the underlying jawbone will begin to deteriorate.
Dental implants are small titanium posts, surgically inserted into the gums and jawbone where teeth have gone missing. Dental implants are the only way to replace a lost tooth root, which is an essential part of a healthy smile and jawbone. Typically, dental implants require a healing period of several months while they become fused with your jawbone, encouraging new bone and tissue growth around the implant. This creates a secure anchor for replacement teeth like crowns, bridges, and implant-supported dentures.
Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacement solution on the market, which means the price can keep a lot of people from pursuing them. But we think you deserve the best, so we offer flexible financing options to easily work implant treatment into your monthly budget.
No worries, we completely understand. That’s why we’re happy to offer a number of sedation options so you can relax comfortably while we complete your entire treatment in a single visit, and you can leave with a brand-new smile the same day!
Typically, a full set of implant-supported dentures or a full-arch implant bridge requires at least five or six dental implants, and a healing period of about six months without teeth. Thankfully, Dr. Ryan Knight has a special interest and advanced training in the field of dental implants, so he brings only the best systems and solutions back to benefit our patients. All-on-4 is a complete dental implant system that includes a full arch of teeth but only requires four implants.
If your budget is tight and you’d like to spend as little time in the dental chair as possible while still receiving one of the best tooth replacement solutions, All-on-4 might be just the ticket. By placing the back implants at an angle, we’re able to use fewer implants to provide the same level of stability. We’re also able to secure a set of healing teeth so you can walk out with a new smile the same day, and you won’t have to endure the healing period without teeth. What a relief!
We can immensely improve your quality of life if you are missing any of your natural teeth, or if you have old dentures that slip and rock. Traditional dentures can require six or more implants to support an entire arch of teeth – This is a great option, but it can be costly for some patients. To ensure that your teeth are properly healed and integrated, a six-month healing period is required. Luckily, Dr. Knight offers the All-on-4 method – a system that has proven to be extremely successful for patients missing teeth.
All-On-4 replaces both the upper and lower teeth using only four implants. These four implants serve as support structures for the placement of a fixed set of teeth. They look and feel exactly like natural teeth which is why they are such a desirable option.
All-on-4 uses four implants to support the full arch. We can support more teeth by placing the back implants at an angle. This allows us to reduce surgical time and cost. We can also fit you with a set of stabilizing teeth to keep your implants safe while they heal. This allows you to have implants placed in a matter of hours and walk out with a new smile the same day.
The All-on-4 method of treating dental implants differs from traditional treatment in many respects:
Both traditional and All-on-4 dental implants offer natural-looking, secure replacements for missing teeth. While both methods can improve denture function, the best treatment for every patient will differ. Only after Dr. Knight has examined you, can he determine the best dental treatment for your oral health.
If you’ve read this far and you’re wondering which solution is best for you, we would be happy to sit down with you and give our best recommendation for your unique needs and budget. Schedule a consultation with your Benbrook implant dentist at Chisholm Trail Dental today to get started!Request A Consultation