Thanks to dental implants and All on 4s missing teeth don’t have to be a life sentence. Your implant dentist in Kalispell has the training, knowledge and experience to recommend the best tooth replacement for your particular needs.
What are Dental Implants?
Keep up to date and follow the Kalispell Dentistry Blog and you’ll know, or will have remembered that dental implants are made from titanium or human grade materials for those with metal allergies. These posts or screws are cylindrically shaped and surgically implanted into the bone.
Taking between an hour to two hours per dental implant post, single and multiple dental implants require three to six months of healing before the artificial teeth are placed on the posts.
In some patients, additional healing may be required. Some instances would be bone graft surgery or any other type of oral surgery needed for dental implant placement.
Types of Dental Implants
Dr. Cameron Clark explains that there are different types of dental implants for different types of patients.
For example, people who wear dentures; are missing most of their teeth, or considering extraction would probably choose All on 4s.
All on 4s are perfect for people who are missing more than one tooth. Denture wearers love the permanent option from this remarkable tooth replacement system.
Because All on 4s require four posts per arch instead of one screw per implant you can walk in with no teeth and walk out with a beautiful temporary set of implants.
As previously mentioned healing takes between 3 to 12 months depending on your situation and how quickly you heal. This means you can have your new permanent All on 4s in as little as twelve weeks.
With that being said, it’s important to note that those who smoke should quit. Smoking slows the healing process.
Missing Teeth Bridges and Dentures
While dentures and bridges bring function back, you will lose facial structure. This is because the bone shrinks after the tooth comes out. Dental implants fuse to the bone bringing back function.
With single, multiple and All on 4 dental implants the bone fuses to the implant making your artificial teeth just as strong as your natural teeth.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants or All on 4s, call or send a direct message and schedule an appointment with Great Northern Dental Center today. You’ll love your new smile.