All on Implants Procedure:
Typically completed the day after the implants are placed.
Bite Relationship: Your bite will be managed during the normal course of performing your procedures to make your new bridge. Your upper teeth and lower teeth are related to each other like blades of a scissor. The blades need to line up to function properly. Your teeth need to line up properly. By proceeding with this procedure you give me your permission to make whatever modifications to the opposing teeth, denture, removable denture, whatever, to allow me to align your teeth in the most anatomically correct manner. This will be accomplished automatically in the normal course of this treatment process.
What problem does it solve: When your teeth are ailing and failing. When your function is compromised. Usually your current situation will only get worse. Infections are likely sooner than later. Discomfort, pain, emergency issues will likely happen sooner than later. The time is now to act and be proactive and manage your present condition rather than allow it to manage you. The five worst words in medicine are “maybe it will go away”. It will not get better on its own.
Solution: Make you a new set of teeth that will be attached to and supported by implants placed based on sound engineering principles for the most predictable outcome possible. When your teeth are no longer viable and for the short and long term and will not serve you any more, as they were intended it is recommended to remove your ailing teeth which will help maintain your bone and allow the placement implants. Delay can allow for further bone loss which can complicate things. An implant is a device that will act as the root of your tooth. The root of a tooth is what is surrounded by bone and supports the crown of the tooth. The crown of the tooth is what you can see, touch and feel in your mouth. The strategic placement of implants throughout your upper/lower will provide the support for your new set of teeth. A graphical picture is below so you can better see the design. As with natural teeth you will get food around your new teeth. Food will collect no matter the design. Cheek/tongue biting is likely for a while after getting your new teeth. It takes time for your muscles to adapt and get used to the new contours. This will work itself out and sometimes can take a considerable amount of time to do so, so don’t worry. Your speech can take time to sound natural to you and others as well. This is not an issue often but can be and as your muscles adapt you will see this will resolve over time as well. It is rare, but your bone may not take to, and connect with your implants. Implants don’t “fail”, but your bone can. If this should happen your surgeon will help us and manage things accordingly. Remember, your own teeth have failed. Dental replacements are a great option but be tolerant and you will see all will work out to your favor.
Upper Graphical representation of the case design.
Lower Graphical Representation of the case design
Ladies and Gentleman
Ladies and Gentleman
240 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Across from City Hall in the Transmedia Building
The implants are placed and form a triangle configuration for strength and engineering management of the needed support for your teeth. The new teeth are made as one unit for maximum strength and function. The small screws at the top part of the photo above fit through the teeth and affix the teeth to the implants. The area where the screw is placed is then filled with a tooth colored filling. This way if a screw ever got loose it is simple and easy to access the screw to tighten it.