Your smile is one of your main defining features, so losing a tooth or teeth can be a real blow to your self-esteem. Luckily, at Dr. Patty Miami we offer permanent implant solutions that can return your ability to smile in as little as two visits.
Tooth loss is extremely common. Believe it or not, more than 35 million adults in the US are missing all of their upper and/or lower teeth. Until recently, there were only two options for those needing tooth replacements: wearing removable devices such as dentures or undergoing expensive and painful dental implant surgery.
All-on-4®️ is an innovative technique for replacing teeth that uses fewer implants than traditional methods. This transformative alternative provides a full and permanent set of stunning teeth with only 4 implants. And what’s better – the entire treatment only takes a couple of visits to complete.
A full mouth of implants would traditionally require 8 to 14 implants per jaw. The All-on-4 method requires only 4. And these implants are designed in such a way that they fuse with the jawbone to provide a foundation that can last for decades, sometimes even a lifetime.
At Dr. Patty Miami, we have had great success with this treatment in the past. Whereas a full mouth of implants can take up to 6 months to complete, with All-on-4 you can walk out with a beautiful set of new teeth the day of your surgery. Here’s what you can expect from your procedure:
On the day of your appointment at Dr. Patty Miami, your oral surgeon will examine your mouth and perform a digital scan to assess your suitability for treatment. This will also help determine the right location where the implants will be inserted.
Some issues may not warrant a full-mouth restoration with implants. Your Dr. Patty Miami oral surgeon will discuss surgical and nonsurgical options and go through a comprehensive treatment plan before you commit to the procedure.
If you do need implants, the next step will be to take pictures and impressions of your teeth. We send these records to a lab where your new dental bridge will be handcrafted to look and feel just like your natural teeth. Some patients may need an additional visit to prepare for All-on-4 if they need extractions or if there is significant gum disease.
Your second visit will be on the day of surgery. Here at Dr. Patty Miami, we believe all dental work should be comfortable and painless. We offer several [sedation options], including oral and intravenous sedatives that can help you relax while your oral surgeon gently works on your new smile.
After any remaining teeth are extracted and your mouth is cleaned to remove dead tissue and debris, your surgeon will strategically implant four small titanium screws into your jawbone. Once your implants are placed, your mouth will be cleaned again and you will be fitted with your new teeth.
That’s it! After the procedure is done you’ll go home with a new set of beautiful, natural-looking teeth that function just as well – or even better – than your original teeth.
You’ll likely experience some discomfort and swelling in the days following your procedure. Your dentist will prescribe medication and teach you to clean your implants while they heal. You will also be advised on what you can and cannot eat in the weeks after your treatment.
It takes between 3 and 6 months for the implants to fully integrate with the jaw bone. During this period, you’ll be advised to stick to soft foods so you don’t disturb this process. You may also want to avoid smoking and intense exercise for a while.
Caring for dental implants is easy. Unlike dentures that need to be removed each night for cleaning, implants only require regular brushing, flossing, and cleanings at the dentist. All-on-4 implants are made to last many years, and potentially a lifetime with proper care.
All-on-4 offers many benefits over traditional implants and dentures. Placing four implants as opposed to 10 or more takes significantly less time, which means that you can start enjoying your new set of permanent teeth in as little as two visits. All-on-4 implants are also more affordable than traditional options because you pay for the entire set instead of individual implants.
Other benefits of this procedure include:
If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth and are healthy enough to undergo oral surgery, you are a good candidate for this procedure.
All-on-4 implants are an excellent option for people that want to replace missing teeth without the embarrassment associated with removable dentures. Patients who have undergone this method are also delighted to find that implants actually make them look years younger.
If you want to find out more about how dental implants in Miami can transform your the better, call us today to schedule an appointment or request a complimentary consultation.
Excellent dental care and outstanding customer service are not the only things that set us apart. At Dr. Patty Miami, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond the mark to offer our clients an upscale, anxiety-free experience at every visit.
Discover the exclusive perks offered at Dr. Patty Miami:
Numbness reversal: Numbness can be limiting, affecting one’s speech, smile, and ability to drink after a visit. Dr. Patty’s reversal process allows clients to leave the dental boutique and carry on with their day as if nothing happened, so you don’t have to worry about canceling your engagements after your procedure.
Laser: The professionals at Dr. Patty Miami are committed to your health and wellness. That’s why we use lasers to offer a safe, anxiety-free dental experience without drills and scalpels. This innovative laser technology has several advantages, including minimal intervention and, in most cases, little-to-no anesthesia.
Sedation dentistry: Multiple options for a more comfortable and nerve-free experience.
Personal Concierge Service: We can arrange everything from RedCap or limo transportation to and from your appointment to making nearby lunch or dinner reservations for after your appointment.
Advanced Digital Surround X-Rays: Minimal exposure, more precise, and digitally stored for your convenience.
State-of-the-art technologies and facilities: Complimentary wine & Nespresso coffee bar, hot towel service, temple massage therapy, paraffin treatments, music & movie selections are just a few of the amenities you’ll find at our ultra-chic, upscale facilities.