Dental implants may be considered a modern procedure, but did you know that ancient forms of dental implants have been documented as far back as 4,000 years ago?
Pegs carved out of bamboo in China, copper in Egypt, and iron teeth in Western Europe have all been used throughout history as primordial forms of dental implants.
Looks like our ancestors knew the importance of replacing missing teeth: without a tooth in place, the empty space where the tooth would be can lead to a host of other issues, such as bone loss, speech impediments, premature aging, risk of infection, etc. This is why dental implants are such a revolutionary and popular procedure.
The modern single dental implant used today consists of three parts:
Made of medical-grade titanium, the implant is placed into the jaw and acts as the new tooth root;
An abutment is attached to the top of the implant and performs like an anchor between the implant and the crown;
A crown is placed on top of the abutment and looks and functions like a natural tooth.
With advances in modern dentistry, dental implants have a high success rate (96%). For those who are missing several or all of their teeth, a multiple dental implant solution, such as the All-on-4® Treamtent Concept, may be the best choice. The All-on-4® Treamtent Concept acts on the basic principles of a single dental implant but accommodates a full upper or lower arch of teeth. It is considered a fast, secure, and permanent solution to full-arch restoration.
The All-on-4® Treamtent Concept is a type of dental implant procedure that is ideal for those who have multiple missing, broken, or decaying teeth. It is a popular solution that provides quick, long-term results for an entire set of teeth. Unlike a single dental implant, which replaces each individual tooth and tooth root, All-on-4® replaces all of your upper or lower teeth in a single arch. With a short surgical procedure and a minimal recovery period, many All-on-4® Treamtent Concept patients are happy with their secure, natural-looking, permanent results.
For more information about the All-on-4® Treamtent Concept and to determine if you’re a candidate, please schedule a consultation with our office today.