February 19, 2016
Your initial consultation with Dr. Kenzik is the ideal time for him to address your concerns about your tooth loss. What he will most certainly tell you is that you are not alone. In fact, is estimated that as many as 30 million Americans are missing all their teeth in either their upper and/or lower jaws. He will also tell you that advanced treatments such as dental implants in Ormond Beach, FL can restore the smile that dental problems have stolen from you.
Explaining Your Treatment Options
The days in which dentures were the only way for you to present a smile to the world after having lost teeth are long gone. Today, dental implants, Teeth-in-a-Day, and many other treatments are available to accommodate your unique needs. Here a just a few:
- Dental implants: A dental implant placement procedure could not be simpler. A titanium screw is inserted into the jaw bone in the area of the missing tooth. An abutment is then placed into the screw, onto which a crown is affixed. Once in place, you treat and care for the implant just as you would a normal tooth.
- Teeth-in-a-Day: Once the titanium implant is placed, it needs time to integrate into the underlying jaw bone. With a traditional implant placement, Dr. Kenzik will typically wait 3-6 months before placing the crown to allow that integration to take place. However, through the use of a specially-measured implant crown that keeps it from coming into contact with the teeth of the opposing jaw, you only need one treatment session to place your new teeth.
- All-on-4: Like the Teeth-in-a-Day procedure, an All-on-4 treatment lets you leave your initial treatment session with a new set of teeth. The major difference between the two is that All-on-4 is typically used to replace an entire row of teeth as opposed to a single missing tooth. During the procedure, four titanium screws are placed at intervals along the jaw bone. A new row of implants is then attached to those screws, allowing you to enjoy the full mouth of new teeth that you get with dentures with the same benefits offered by implants.
With so many different treatment options available to you on top of dental implants in Ormond Beach, FL, it is important that you make a well-informed decision regarding your treatment. To schedule your consultation appointment, give us a call today at 877.561.1394.