Friday, 21 June 2013

New Teeth Specialists in NJ Challenge Six Common Myths About Dental Implants, PART 3

This four-part series scrutinizes and dispels six of the common misconceptions people have about dental implants and dental implant procedures.

Welcome back to this four-part article series on the myths and misconceptions surrounding dental implants and the procedures followed to place them. In our two previous posts, the specialists responsible for giving NJ patients new teeth explained that, contrary to popular belief, dental implants are not prohibitively expensive nor do they cause patients much (if any) pain during and after surgery. They also explained that dental implants seldom require replacement, making them one of the smartest and most cost-effective teeth replacement technology on the market!

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In this article post, the third installment of the series, we shall delve deeper into the modern techniques used to place dental implants and how they’ve radically changed the journey patients need to take when undergoing fixed oral rehabilitation.

Busting Myth # 4: It Takes Months and Even Years to Get New Teeth with Dental Implants

Prior to the innovation of the “All On 4™” dental implant protocol, yes, this was indeed the case. In order to have a complete set of upper and/or lower teeth replaced, you could require six, eight or even 10 dental implants per jaw! Such a great number of implants simply couldn’t be placed in a single surgery - not only would it be very traumatic for the patient, but the risks of complications and implant failure would increase. So, new teeth implant specialists in NJ would plan a patient’s treatment to consist of several smaller and more manageable surgeries, which would be spread out over the course of many months.

In some cases, a patient could spend up to 18 months in and out of surgery before they could get a complete set of fixed teeth. This is not even to mention the delay caused by bone grafting surgery, which is typically needed by patients who have lived without natural teeth for many years (missing teeth leads to bone loss in the jaw). It was this incredibly arduous journey that compelled Dr. Paulo Malo - CEO of MALO CLINICS,  with headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal - to develop a newer, more sophisticated dental implant protocol for the treatment of edentulous (toothless) and near edentulous patients, as well as those suffering with a failing dentition.

The “All On 4™” protocol was born in the early 1990’s and, through the strategic and precise placement of only four dental implants in parts of the jaw that tend to be more resistant to atrophy and bone loss, enabled specialists to give patients an implant-supported prosthetic dental bridge (new set of teeth) in as little as a single day, with a single surgery. This is almost always possible without the need for bone grafting surgery, saving patients months of surgeries, months of recovery time and at the same time drastically reducing the new teeth implant cost in NJ.

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By reducing the number of surgeries needed from multiple to one and the number of implants from as many as 20 to 8 (for both jaws) and by eliminating the need for bone grafting, the “All On 4™” protocol can give patients new teeth in one day and at a cost that can be tens of thousands of dollars cheaper!

Stay Tuned for Part 4

To read up on the final two common myths and misconceptions surrounding dental implants and the procedures used to get new teeth in NJ, stay tuned for the fourth installment of this article series.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

New Teeth Specialists in Rutherford Challenge Six Common Myths about Dental Implants, PART 2

This four-part series scrutinizes and dispels six of the common misconceptions people have about dental implants and dental implant procedures.

In spite of the well-known fact that dental implants offer the most sophisticated and long-lasting replacement solution to missing teeth, countless Americans still opt for older, inferior technologies, such as removable dentures and conventional bridges. In our previous article post, New Teeth specialists in Rutherford dispelled the first of the myths and misconceptions that compel people to make the wrong teeth replacement choices: that dental implants are prohibitively expensive. In this article, the second installment of a four-part series we shall address another key misconception.

Busting Myth # 2: It Hurts to Get Dental Implants

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With the availability of anesthesia, sedative medications and narcotic painkillers, pain simply isn’t a factor anymore - during the procedure or after it. If you suffer from anxiety, you can take a mild oral sedative on the morning of your surgery, which will calm your nerves and make you feel more relaxed. You will receive a local or general anesthesia (depending on the nature of your procedure) immediately prior to your surgery, which will prevent you from feeling any pain or discomfort. Afterwards, you will be sent home with prescription analgesic medication to help manage any post-operative discomfort, although this in itself is typically minimal.

The use of computer imaging programs and sophisticated diagnostic medical equipment (such as 3-D Cone Beam CT scans) in the planning and execution of dental implant surgery has rendered such procedures far less invasive in nature. Instead using less accurate 2 dimensional x-rays to plan the correct sites and positioning of new teeth implants, Rutherford patients already have their surgery planned in great detail before they even walk through the door! This not only makes surgery safer and more predictable, it eliminates many risks and complications, as well as the need for incisions and sutures: the source of most post-operative discomfort.

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So, quite simply, dental implant surgery is not something you need to fear. New teeth specialists in Rutherford do everything in their power to help keep patients as comfortable and as anxiety and pain-free as possible throughout the course of their experience.

Busting Myth # 3: Dental Implants will Eventually Need Replacing

Not always! Dental implants have a typical lifespan of 20 to 30 years. If you really look after your teeth and avoid detrimental habits and lifestyle choices - such as smoking, an unhealthy diet, excessive alcohol consumption and poor oral hygiene - there’s seldom any reason why you can’t keep your dental implants for life! Many of the patients who received dental implants 40 years ago still have their replacement teeth and they don’t exhibit any sign of slowing down!

The bottom line is that dental implants don’t always eventually require replacement, although even if they do they still last decades longer than traditional teeth replacement technologies. If you look after your teeth and are in good health, you should be able to keep your implants for life!

Stay Tuned for Part 3

To read up on more of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding dental implants and the procedures used to get new teeth implants in Rutherford, stay tuned for the third installment of this four-part article series.

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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Dental Implants Specialists in New York Challenge Six Common Myths, PART 1

This four-part series scrutinizes and dispels six of the common misconceptions people have about dental implants and dental implant procedures.

Dental implants are the standard of care for New York citizens who have lost one or more of their natural teeth. And when it comes to getting new teeth in Stamford CT, dental healthcare professionals will tell you that there is really no other technology they would recommend in favor. Yet in spite of this, the majority of Americans still opt for older, more conventional and less beneficial technologies. These include traditional dental bridges, which are used to replace single teeth, and removable dentures, which are used by those who have lost most or all of their original adult teeth. The reason people still choose these older technologies comes down to six very common myths and misconceptions. With the help of dental implants specialists in New York, we will be dispelling these myths in this four-part article series.

Let’s begin with the biggest misconception surrounding these fantastic teeth replacement devices...

Busting Myth # 1: Dental Implants are Prohibitively Expensive

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One of the biggest reasons patients opt for conventional bridges and dentures is because they think they could never possibly afford dental implants. While this technology does initially cost more than a set of dentures, you have to consider what you’re getting out of your purchase! Dental implants are 44-inch HD LCD TVs... dentures are the tiny 12-inch black-and-white boxes that made popular kitchen counter appliances in the 1960’s. The one offers crystal clear clarity of picture, massive sound, beautiful colors and an incredible entertainment experience. The other is useful as a crackly radio... and eventually a doorstop.

When it comes to replacing missing teeth and the importance of their function to your daily life, you want the 44-inch HD LCD TV. Not the 12-inch black-and-white box. You want to be able to smile, eat and speak with confidence - as if the new teeth you have now are the teeth you’ve always had. Removable dentures simply cannot rival the aesthetics, functionality and long-term benefits and advantages of dental implants.

In addition to this general philosophy, when compared to other teeth replacement technologies, dental implants are actually the smarter and more cost effective solution. They come with low maintenance requirements and seldom, if ever, require restoration. Dentures, on the other hand, require frequent replacement and the need to invest in repeat expenses such as soaking solutions, anesthetic gels, adhesives and cleaning products. Over the years, these expenses can add up tremendously and you can end up spending more money on dentures in the long run than you would on dental implants in the first place.

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This is not even to mention the fact that denture wearers tend to suffer from bone loss in the jaw and that bone health and volume can deteriorate to such an extent that, ultimately, the only teeth replacement solution available to them is bone grafting and dental implants!

If you are worried about the cost of dental implants, you must remember that most large dental implant facilities in New York offer financing options for patients. This makes payment more convenient and manageable. Speak to a dental implant specialist about your options before you proceed. You can save yourself much trouble and yes, money, by making the smart teeth replacement choice.

Stay Tuned for Part 2

To read up on more of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding dental implants and the procedures used to get new teeth in Stamford CT, stay tuned for the second installment of this four-part article series.