AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL DENTURES: NOBEL BIOCARE’S ALL-ON-4 ® TREATMENT CONCEPT
AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL DENTURES:
NOBEL BIOCARE’S ALL-ON-4 ® TREATMENT CONCEPT
The month of August had been designated “National Dental Implant Month” making this a perfect time to raise awareness of how dental implants can enhance the quality of patients’ lives. A treatment solution offered by Colony Square Dental Associates, dental implants serve to replace the root of one or more missing teeth. For over 30 years,
Dr. Hochberg has provided his patients, along with patients of colleagues, both the surgical and the restorative phases of dental implant care. And, we are pleased to announce that, in October 2017, Dr. Hochberg will become President of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). Through continued education, after which he has been bestowed with advanced credentials, he keeps current on the advancements in dentistry in order to provide state-of-the-art dental implant treatment solutions to patients.
One such advancement offered is Nobel Biocare’s All-on-4 ® treatment concept.
This approach is an alternative to removable dentures for patients who need remaining teeth, in the upper, lower, or both arches, removed, and exhibit bone loss. Oftentimes, it’s also an option for those currently wearing traditional dentures when bone loss is evident. With Nobel Biocare’s, All-on-4 ®, 4 or 6 dental implants are placed in an edentulous (no teeth) arch. They serve as anchors to support non-removable implant supported teeth (a fixed hybrid-prosthesis). The reason this is viable, when there is less than ideal bone volume, is due to both the technique utilized to place the posterior implants as well as the material used to fabricate the implant. These implants are made out of titanium, and titanium naturally fuses to the bone. To expose more of the implant’s surface to the existing bone, providing a greater surface area to fuse implant to bone, the implants in the back of the mouth are placed at an angle – a 45-degree tilt. The result? Greater support for the implants.
What is the advantage of implant-supported dentures?
Patients have the security knowing that their new teeth will remain in place – eliminating slippage, looseness, and the need for adhesives. And as the roof of the mouth is not covered it’s easy to speak naturally. Patients chew in comfort and smile with confidence.
To learn more about this alternative to removable dentures, read more on our website, colonysquaredental.com, or better yet, give us a call at Colony Square Dental Associates and we would be happy to schedule a time for you to meet Dr. Hochberg and discuss whether dental implants are an option for you.
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