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ALL-ON-FOUR Dental Implants NEW SMILE makeover IN ONE DAY!

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A New Approach to Dentures

Whether you’ve got dentures currently or you’re thinking that dentures may be an option for you, the All-on-Four Procedure may just be the answer you’ve been looking for. With the many advancements that have been made in Dentistry, old-fashioned dentures and the issues that come with them, such as slippage, gaging and loss of taste are a thing of the past. In fact, denture-All on 4 dental implantswearing patients or those considering denture options, are relieved to discover that they can replace their missing or broken teeth with dental implants, and even rebuild their full arch foundation in one groundbreaking procedure.

The reality is, that there is no comparison between traditional dentures and the All-on-Four Full Arch Procedure because unlike traditional denture devices, the All-on-Four Arch is built on a foundation of dental implants which fuse to your natural bone, allowing the dental implants to literally become part of your body. Building the All-on-Four Arch Bridge on this foundation of implants allows for a stable, durable non-removable, comfortable, and beautiful option that allows patients to regain their confidence, functionality and quality of life in one groundbreaking procedure.

Patients who have experienced life with the All-on-Four procedure, rave about the life changing difference this procedure has been for them. Giving them back their confidence, bite force, and ability to eat the foods they love again all while looking and feeling amazing in their new natural smile! Read more on this ground breaking procedure here.

Implants being placed in lower jaw with dental implants diagram

All-on-Four dental implants Process

  1. The first step in your road to an All-on-Four procedure should always be to get a 3D CT scan and comprehensive consultation with treatment plan by an implant and All-on-Four specialist.
  2. The next step is your Pre-Surgery. In your pre-surgery appointment, impressions of your current teeth, and photos of your smile and side profile are taken to create an individualized smile
  3. The third step in the process is your Surgical procedure and placement of your temporary prosthetic. This appointment is the one you’ve been waiting for. When you leave our office, you will leave with a brand-new smile. During surgery you will be sedated and comfortable throughout the entire procedure where we will extract all your remaining teeth, place implants and insert your custom device. When you wake, you will be greeted by the brand new you!
  4. After your surgery your implants need to endure a healing phase of six months, to ensure that the implants have ample time to fuse to your bone and be successful you will need to adhere to a soft diet during this time. During this phase you will come into our office for two short appointments so that we can look at how you are healing, check your bite in your temporary device and monitor the progress of your implants.
  5. At the six-month mark of your healing phase we will bring you in for the Smile Design process. During this phase of your All-on-Four journey, final impressions will be taken, and you will sit down with our team for the smile design of your new smile. You will have the opportunity to choose the size, shape, color and essentially design your new smile with the guidance of our expert smile design team.
  6. Once your smile has been designed, we will bring you back in for a Try-In in wax of that smile and you will be able to bring your loved ones with you to see your new smile in your mouth and to make any changes. Once your new smile is signed off as perfect for you, we begin building your final, fixed device.
  7. The Delivery of your Dream Smile will come a few weeks later. You will come into our office and we will change out your temporary device for your custom designed final All-on-Four device. We will make any adjustments to your bite and fit and ensure that you’ve got perfect functionality, fit and comfort before you leave. Speech may be a little different for a short time after delivery while your mouth gets used to this new device, but this generally lasts a short time. While we advise to take it slow eating and chewing new foods with your final device, once you’re comfortable you are free to eat and chew any foods you like!
  8. Checkups and cleanings are still a necessary part of your new All-on-Four device. You’ve made quite a big investment and it’s important to protect it. Periodically we will recommend for you to come in for checkups and cleanings so that we can monitor your case and ensure that there are no issues. Coming in for these checkups on a regular basis will ensure that we can be preemptive about protecting your investment, and ensure that you continue to have the best fit, comfort and functionality as possible. Read a more in depth description of the process here.

What Makes the All-on-Four the Best Option for You?

Simply put, the life changing effect. The impact that the All-on-Four procedure has on each patient makes it the best and most exciting option for patients in need of a full arch or full mouth dental implants before and after slc utahsolution. What’s more, for patients who are ready to make a real change in the way their mouth functions, feels and looks, the All-on-Four procedure will shorten the timeline to reaching their goals than procedures of the past. The Titanium and Zirconia materials Dream Dental utilizes in their All-on-Four implants and prosthetics are the strongest materials in dentistry which are often stronger than the patient’s natural teeth being replaced, making the All-on-Four procedure the most permanent solution on the market for those patients looking for a total rehabilitation. Another great incentive of the All-on-Four procedure is that due to the technique and the way implants can be placed, it makes this procedure one that allows for better use of available bone while possibly also reducing the need for bone grafts, sinus lifts, and other preliminary procedures. Further, for patients who may have been told other options wouldn’t work for them due to; sinus, nerve, bone deterioration or other factors, this procedure becomes a viable option for them to still get the smile and functionality they want when other options don’t exist. Read more here.

Why Choose Dream Dental

Dream Dental is the premier implant center facility in Utah. As you find yourself searching for the right dental provider it can be challenging to know where to go. At Dream Dental we pride ourselves on our uniqueness, commitment to patient care, expert providers, and state of the art technology. We stand out in setting our practice apart from other Dental practices who provide implants in many ways:

  • We are the most experienced implant center in Utah. Dream Dental places thousands of implants each year, which expert providers in their fields with Dr. Bryan Hendriks, Dr. Preston Hansen and the Dream Team.
  • We provide IV Sedation with every patient surgery, for FREE
  • Our procedures are virtually painless, with pain management systems pioneered by Dr. Hendriks DDS, MBA
  • Dream Dental has its own accredited teaching institute where Doctors from around the country travel to learn the techniques and procedures taught by Dr. Bryan Hendriks
  • We are conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah close to the airport for those coming in from out of state
  • We have a new 16,000 sq ft facility with state of the art technology including Cone Beam imaging, In house prosthetics laboratory, laser dentistry, digital imaging and much more!

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What Are Dental Implants?

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dental implant processMillions of Americans suffer from tooth decay that can eventually lead to a tooth extraction. Tooth loss leave an individual in a difficult position as they no longer have a tooth in place for chewing, speaking, and aesthetic purposes. Fortunately, dental implants provide a permanent solution to tooth loss concerns. Dream Dental Implant Center in Salt Lake City provides multiple dental implant options for patients seeking a single tooth replacement to a complete replacement of all their teeth.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gum line. A replacement tooth similar to a crown will be attached to the dental implant, allowing your smile to be completely restored. There are numerous benefits to dental implants including:

  • Dental implants are strong and stable and are one of the best solutions for patients missing teeth. A dental implant looks and feels like your natural tooth, allowing patients to continue on with routine brushing and flossing to keep the area healthy. Dentures or bridges were commonly used to treat missing teeth issues, but these dental solutions will lead to bone deterioration. When the bone starts to deteriorate, it causes your face to have a “sunken in” appearance.
  • Minimal maintenance. A dental bridge normally lasts five to 10 years. A dental implant is permanent and with the right brushing and flossing, patients will be able to avoid replacement of the tooth every few years. Dental implants normally only require periodic adjustment and will be able to last a lifetime with the right dental care.
  • Restore your smile. Dental implants are one of the best options to restore your smile. When a tooth is missing from your smile, it can cause you to become embarrassed about your smile. Many patients will avoid public situations and some even avoid smiling altogether to avoid the embarrassment of a missing tooth. Dentures need to be removed and cleaned, which can be a hassle in public. Teeth restored with dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. We often find patients with dental implants feel confident in their smile, and it helps to boost their self-esteem.
  • Retain your face shape and appearance. When a tooth is extracted, the root is no longer in the jawbone, allowing the body to continue nourishing this area. If the tooth is removed, the area can start to have problems with bone deterioration and leads to problems with your face shape. The bone can deteriorate to the point that your cheeks start to “sink in.” To maintain the natural look of your face, you need to consider dental implants as the implant does stimulate the jawbone to remain strong and healthy.
  • Tooth alignment. Failure to have dental implants can lead to problems with the teeth shifting. When there is a missing tooth, other teeth can start to fill in this empty space. When the other teeth shift, it can impact your eating, speaking, and smile. Many patients will struggle with crooked teeth and can find themselves more embarrassed by the missing tooth as it has completely shifted their smile.
  • Maintain your teeth, not false teeth. When you have dentures, they need to be removed to be cleaned and normally stay in a cup overnight. Dental implants do not require this maintenance as they are permanently installed in your mouth.
  • Maintain your eating habits. Unlike dentures, which can stick to certain foods, dental implants allow you to maintain your regular eating habits. We find our patients are able to continue eating their favorite foods and do not need to adjust their eating habits to fit their teeth. With dental implants, you can eat naturally and enjoy the full taste of the foods you enjoy.
  • Avoid cavities. Dental implants come with a serious advantage, they cannot get cavities. Dental implants do need routine maintenance to ensure the gums are healthy. As long as you maintain your teeth with regular brushing and flossing, patients will be able enjoy their dental implants for the duration of their life.
  • Dental implants help your other teeth. Using dental implants for problems with missing teeth make it easier to protect your other teeth. A tooth-supported bridge will require grinding away of other teeth to support it. A dental implant does not impact any of the teeth next to them, and does aid in keeping the jawbone healthy. Dental implants help the healthy teeth from shifting into the empty space, keeping a straight smile.
  • High success rate. Dental implants have a high rate of success, 98%! Dental implants are more predictable from other repair and restorative procedures, making it the preferred option for most dental practices.

Dental Implant Procedure

resin dental implantDental implant surgery is typically performed in different stages. The number of visits depends on the amount of work that needs to be performed, and the current state of your oral health. Patients with serious bone loss may require bone grafting prior to the implant process. However, the standard dental implant procedure will go as follows:

  • Removal of the damaged tooth (if it has not been extracted).
  • The jawbone is prepared for surgery (this will include bone grafting if needed).
  • When the jawbone is healthy, the dental implant will be placed into the jawbone. Titanium is the standard option for dental implants, but there are other options based on your health needs.
  • The dental implant will need a few weeks or months to heal.
  • An abutment will be placed on the dental implant (the abutment can be placed when the implant is placed if the implant is stable).
  • When the soft tissue has been able to heal, the final tooth will be placed on the abutment.

Based on your overall health condition and the dental implant needs, it can take a few weeks or months for the entire process to be completely healed.

Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants typically involve a titanium screw, but there are other options available. Dental implant technology has become so advanced that we are able to do just about anything for patients of all ages and oral health situations. Common types of dental implants include the following:

  • Endosteal implants. These are the most common dental implants as they are placed directly into the jawbone. The implant is normally a screw, cylinder, or plate.
  • Subperiosteal implants. These dental implants can be placed under the gum, but can be above or on the jawbone. This implant is normally recommended for patients with shallow jawbones or those that cannot undergo bone grafting to strengthen the jawbone.

At Dream Dental Implant Center, we provide multiple dental implant procedures. We specialize in single implants, multiple implants, and full arch implants.

Dental Implant Problems

titanium dental implantsDental implants are one of the most successful dental procedures; however, like any procedure there can be side-effects. Most patients will not have dental implant problems besides having slight tenderness and discomfort for a few days. The most common dental implant problem is when the dental implant will not “take” to the bone. What this means is the dental implant can simply fall out or the bone just never seems to heal. If you want your dental implant to be successful, you need to select the right dental implant specialist to perform the surgery. At Dream Dental Implant Center, we can answer all your questions related to dental implant pros and cons, costs, and more. Complications could include nerve damage and infections, but this is extremely rare. If you are experiencing tooth implant pain, contact our Salt Lake dental implant office immediately. Our patients always go home with after-surgery instructions to ensure the implant is healthy and to limit pain or problems with healing.

Dental Implant Prices

Offering a ballpark figure for dental implants is challenging as it can change for each patient. A single tooth implant price varies on if you need bone grafting. We can provide dental implant quotes following a consultation in our office where we can examine your jawbone and your teeth. We never charge for procedures that you do not need. Visiting our office is the best way to understand what dental implant prices will pertain to your particular situation.

Pictures of Dental Implants

We want to help restore your smile and confidence. If you are ready to discuss dental implants, contact Dream Dental Implant Center in Salt Lake City today. Here are some of the recent dental implants we have worked on for our patients. Call today to schedule your consultation and get started on the road to a healthier, happier smile!

How Long is the Recovery Time?

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Follow dental implant surgery, Dream Dental Implant Center will send patients home with instructions so you are prepared for the recovery time. In the majority of cases, our patients are able to resume normal activities within a few days. However, some patients will have longer recovery times due to genetics and the type of implant surgery needed.

First Surgery – Implant Placement

If there is plenty of bone ready to support an implant, the first procedure involves placing an implant in the jaw. After the first surgery, the implant normally needs to rest for about four or five months based on the healing process. Once the implant bonds with the jaw, a temporary crown is placed. In some cases, we are able to place the crown with the implant.

Second Surgery – Temporary Crown

Once the implant has fused with the bone, we bring you back in for the second surgery. We need to ensure the implant is bonded by taking x-rays and a collar is placed. The healing cap is then placed on the head of the implant once it has been exposed, and this can normally feel tender for a few days. The collar needs to be in place for approximately ten days before it is removed and the abutment is screwed into place and a final impression is created of the abutment of the teeth. Following this procedure, a temporary crown is placed on the abutment for the teeth.

The Healing Process

Normally the healing process will take a few days for the gum tissue to start healing around the implant. We recommend resting the first day, but by the second and third day patients are normally able to return to work.

Caring for Implants

It is important to focus on helping your implants heal by caring for them the correct way. You care for dental implants the same way you care for natural teeth. Brushing and flossing daily and visiting your dentist every six months for a routine visit.

Dental implants are one of the most successful dental procedures. In fact, dental implants have a 98% success rate! If you have questions or concerns related to dental implants, contact Dream Dental Implant Center in Salt Lake City today.

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