January 4, 2016

Dental implants are valuable dental prosthetics that help improve the smile’s appearance and patients’ overall dental health. Lost, broken, or infected teeth can cause progressive health problems inside the mouth which may necessitate expensive correction at a later time. Many people have benefited from the placement of dental implants by Dr. William Gielincki, a cosmetic dentist in Jacksonville, FL, specializing in the placement of All on 4 dental implants and conventional dental implants.

Which Dental Implant Option Is Right for You?

When a patient chooses to have a dental implant placed, they are usually wishing to replace just one or a few missing teeth. When a series of teeth need replaced the All-on-4™ system is the most effective option.

A dental implant consists of three basic elements. These are:

  • Post: A short titanium stem that is placed into the patient’s jaw. The post mimics the tooth’s natural root. Because it is made of titanium, the post will fuse with the jaw bone to provide exceptional security and stability.
  • Crown: A replacement tooth crafted from high quality, durable material. The crown is carefully colored to match the appearance of neighboring teeth to achieve a more attractive smile.
  • Abutment: The connection between the crown and the post. This is a highly secure connection that prevents implant slippage and ensures that biting, chewing, and speech are easy and comfortable to do.

What Distinguishes All-on-4™?

All-on-4™ is a denture-style implant that replaces a series of teeth just like a traditional denture would. The denture-style implant is supported on just four posts even if more than four teeth are being replaced. Even though a minimal number of posts are placed, patients still enjoy a highly stable, secure fit. Unlike traditional dentures, All-on-4™ is a permanent solution to tooth loss.

Explore Your Implant Options

Make an appointment with Dr. Gielincki to discover if you are a good candidate for implant placement. Call the Jacksonville Center for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at 904-688-5277.



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