Dental Implant procedures have become one of the most preferred dental treatments to replace missing teeth. It provides a functional and cosmetic long lasting solution to specific needs, as long as the patient is an adequate candidate and require them.
Implants are small titanium cylinders treated and coated with substances that aid in the initial attraction of bone forming cells. They are surgically used to replace the roots of missing teeth.
Should I use dental implants?
When a tooth is missing, the rest of the teeth have a natural tendency to migrate by erupting out of the jaw bone in order to make up for the spaces in your mouth. This process is known as over eruption. Over eruption can cause bite problems, misaligned teeth and even bone loss.
Treating over eruption can sometimes be complex. This is why it is recommended to replace missing teeth quickly.
Dental Implants related procedures offer the advantage of a naturally looking and functional smile.
At Dr. Ordonez’s the surgical protocol for placing dental implant consists in three phases.
- Phase One: Treatment Planning
The first part is the diagnostic and treatment planning phase which consists of a comprehensive exam. This involves a thorough evaluation of a 3D imaging exam utilizing Cone Beam CT technology. At this point we become aware of the amount of available bone in the site and soft tissue as well as the adjacent anatomical structures.
- Phase Two: Surgery
The surgical phase depends on the demands of the site in question and we usually explain this process to you during the diagnosis and treatment plan phase.
- Phase Three: Restoration
The third phase is the restorative in which we proceed to create a restoration always made in the finest and most durable materials available.
All of our procedures are planned carefully. We maximize precision, anchorage and minimize risk. In the end it results in a better outcome for the patient.
Dr. Ordonez’s philosophy is to resemble nature cosmetically and functionally in a caring and compassionate environment.
Our office is equipped and certified to perform these procedures while The patient is asleep utilizing the safest method for IV sedation.
Advantages of dental implants
There are several advantages to dental implants compared to dentures or bridges:
- Implants are the best kind of restoration for missing teeth.
- They prevent bone loss, restore functionality, and are aesthetically beautiful.
- You will not experience pain while eating your food.
- As a definite solution, you will skip the uncomfortable routine of using retainers.
- With dental implants you will not experience some of the consequences of wearing a denture alone or a removable bridge like soreness in the gums, loose dentures, and lost of taste.
Dental implants costs are considered expensive by some, but over time they are the most cost effective solution to missing teeth. While dentures have to be replaced several times, dental implants will give you a sense of confidence that will likely last through your lifetime if you take proper care (hygiene).
How to choose a dentist if I need a dental implant?
All general dentists can place a dental implant but the best choice is a dentist with continuing education in implantology and a lot of experience placing dental implants.
Dr. Ordonez has over 20 years of professional experience in his field. Is a Fellow, Master, and Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
Dr. Ordonez is a well known speaker in the area of Implant Dentistry. Recognized by many important societies and universities all over the world, and has given lectures, developed techniques and instruments for this field.
Above all, Dr. Ordonez is very humane and will work hard to make sure our patients’ expectations are met, and his goal is to create dental restorations that will give them self confidence and long lasting memories.
As bone loss progresses, the loss of facial support is pronounced. The cheeks and lips lose their support creating a more aged look.
This remarkable technique requires only 4 implants in either the upper or lower jaw to support all the replacement teeth for that dental arch. All-on-4®* typically involves only one surgery to place all the implants, avoids the need for additional bone grafting procedures, and provides the instant gratification of receiving a full set of temporary teeth immediately on the same day as the initial procedure. As a permanent fixed replacement for all the teeth, the All-on-4 dental implant technique achieves unprecedented results with a minimal number of dental implants and surgical procedures, thereby making it an appealing cost-effective solution for permanently replacing a full set of teeth. Once post-surgical healing is complete and the All-on-4 dental implants have fully integrated with your jawbone, the temporary bridge is permanently replaced by your customized final bridge. These new permanent replacement teeth are completely secure and stable and function in a similar fashion as natural teeth.
*All-on-4 is a registered trademark of Nobel Biocare
A high-tech alternative to traditional dentures, the All-on-6 technique creates a comfortable and stable full set of upper and/or lower teeth using six strategically placed specialized dental implants. While conventional removable dentures can effectively replace a full complement of lost or missing teeth, All-on-6 dental implants provide a fixed and permanent method of reestablishing a complete set of teeth. This restores patients with a sense of having their own teeth and offers an improved quality of life as they can once again eat and speak with confidence. With All-on-6 dental implants the need for messy denture adhesives or having to take one’s dentures out to clean and sanitize them is eliminated. The replacement teeth are cared for in very much the same way as a set of natural teeth.
All-on-6 dental implants offer a less invasive and quicker way to restore a full upper or lower set of teeth than treatment with conventional dental implants. Requiring just six implants per jaw for a complete set of functional teeth, All-on-6 treatment may reduce the need for preliminary bone grafting surgery. Utilizing the All-on-6 method, temporary teeth can often be placed right away with a permanent set to follow within just a few months after the implants become fully integrated with the surrounding bone.