Alternative techniques for dental implants

Since their discovery in the 1950s, dental implants have revolutionised modern dentistry around the world. This is because they offer a viable alternative to conventional bridges and dentures by fusing with the jawbone and preventing its further deterioration.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyDental implants are small titanium screw-shaped posts that are positioned into the jawbone by our experienced dentists at PDC Dental Implants. Their main function is to replace the tooth root. This is why they adhere to the bone tissue and encourage further growth. Once healed, dental implants in Barnsley are topped by artificial teeth such as crowns, bridges and dentures.

Modern implant dentistry offers many alternatives to traditional dental implants. These are minimally invasive techniques, which can be a better alternative for certain patients. All-on-4 is of them. This patented technology was developed to replace all the teeth on one arch with as few implants as possible. It also the installation of dental implants and replacement teeth in a day.

Tell me more about All-on-4 dental implants in Barnsley

All-on-4 is an increasingly popular technique, which allows the placement of a full arch of replacement teeth either in either jaw with dental implants. All-on-4 involves fixing 4 (or 6) dental implants into the jawbone, which serve as a base for the replacement teeth.

Contrary to popular belief, All-on-4 does not require bone grafting. Thanks to special abutments, the temporary replacement teeth can be fixed on the same day the dental implants are operated. However, patients should avoid hard and chewy foods during the healing period. After a few weeks, once the gum tissue has healed and the implants have adhered to the natural jawbone, the final bridge can be placed and patients may return to their normal diet and lifestyle.

Although All-on-4 is sometimes promoted as a very fast treatment, truth is that several visits to the dentist are required for effective results. These include consultation visits, the planning of the treatment, the operation, regular check-ups and the last appointment for the placement of the permanent teeth.

To learn more about All-on-4 dental implants in Barnsley and whether you could benefit from this treatment, give us a call and we will book an appointment for you.