By Implant Dentistry of Fort Myers
January 25, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out if this tooth replacement system is right for you.

Those dealing with tooth loss today are fortunate to have so many wonderful treatment options at their disposal. One of the most all-on-fouradvanced treatments for tooth loss actually involves placing false teeth on implants that naturally fuse with the jawbone. And our very own Fort Myers, FL dentist is happy to offer this implant dentistry to his patients.

Implant-supported restorations are designed to look and function just like natural teeth, which promises a host of benefits that other options like dentures just can’t offer. And now with the All-On-4 implant system we can replace all the teeth on either the upper or lower jaw with just one implant system.

So, what is the process of getting All-On-4 implants?

Getting All-On-4 implants in Fort Myers can be broken down into five steps:

  1. Consultation: This is when we examine your smile and determine if your oral health, lifestyle, habits and treatment goals are right for this cosmetic treatment. Imaging scans will also be performed to check the health of your jawbone to make sure it is strong and healthy enough for implants.
  2. Treatment planning: The next step is to use computer technology to determine where the implants will be positioned in the jawbone. We will map out the exact location so that you get the best support for your new restoration.
  3. Surgery: Next, we will actually place the implant into the jawbone. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so the area will be completely numb prior to implant placement.
  4. Temporary restorations: Temporary replacement teeth are placed over the implants immediately. This is just to give you a full smile in the interim while your mouth heals. These temporary restorations will be removed once your mouth has fully healed.
  5. Permanent restorations: Now that the jawbone has fused together with the implant over the course of a couple months our Fort Myers implant dentist will remove the temporary teeth and attach the permanent teeth to the implants.

If you are dealing with severe tooth loss it’s time to find out if All-On-4 implants could quickly restore your smile. Call Implant Dentistry of Fort Myers to schedule your cosmetic consultation.