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Howard M. Steinberg, a specialist in prosthetic dentistry, explains the advantages that dental implants have over dentures, bridges and other removable prostheses. Learn about some of the newer dental ...

Howard M. Steinberg, a specialist in prosthetic dentistry, explains the advantages that dental implants have over dentures, bridges and other removable prostheses. Learn about some of the newer dental implant solutions including computer guided dental implant surgery, “Teeth in an Hour” and the revolutionary all-on-4 or “Teeth in a Day” procedure. With an average success rate of 94% and almost 50 years of clinical research to back them up, dental implants are the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Whether you need to replace a single tooth, several teeth or all of your teeth, dental implants provide the closest possible match to the esthetics and function of natural teeth. Find out which dental implant solution is right for you.

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Are Dental Implants Right for You? Are Dental Implants Right for You? Presentation Transcript

  • CanoaARE DENTAL IMPLANTS Ranch Golf Club RIGHT FOR YOU? Friday,HOWARD M. STEINBERG February D.M.D., M.D.S. 10,2012
  • Howard M. Steinberg, D.M.D. M.D.S.WELCOME! Specialist in Prosthetic Dentistry
  • A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT ME…
  • I’M A PROSTHODONTIST
  • WHAT IS A PROSTHODONTIST?Prosthodontist: A Specialist in the Restoration and Replacement of Teeth
  • WHY DO PEOPLE ALLOW THEIR TEETH TO GET THIS BAD?
  • FEAR!
  • WHAT DO MOST PATIENT FEAR?Pain!Dental implants arealmost painless.
  • HOW ABOUT THE TRAUMA OF HAVING SURGERY??We use some type of sedation for every patient.
  • WHY CONSIDER IMPLANTS?TOOTH LOSS LEADS TOBONE LOSS!
  • TOOTH LOSS LEADS TO BONE LOSS
  • WHICH HAS THE HIGHEST SUCCESS RATES? BRIDGE - OR – IMPLANT?
  • A bridge does not preserve healthy adjacent teeth
  • WHY REPLACE LOST TEETH WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS? Implants - Tooth replacement that helps maintain bone Implants - Closest possible match to the esthetics and function of natural teeth Implants - Preserve healthy adjacent teeth Implants - Proven long term success
  • Tooth loss leads to bone loss: Even with grafting, if implants are not placed, bone loss starts immediately and may continue over time
  • Tooth loss leads to bone loss The more teeth that are lost the greater the impact to your appearance and psychological well-being.
  • Restorative option that preserves healthy adjacent teeth
  • Implants - As close to natural teeth as possible
  • Placing an implant is the only way to preserve bone and healthy tooth structure.
  • SUCCESS RATEStudies have shown dental implants to have an average success rate of 94%. 1 Compendium CE, Vol.XIV Supplement #15. 2 Compendium CE, Vol. XIV, No. 4
  • DENTAL IMPLANTS
  • WHAT’S NEEDED FOR IMPLANTSSurgical: Restorative:•Clinical •Clinical evaluationevaluation •Diagnosis•Diagnosis Patient •Restoration•Surgery •Maintenance Laboratory: •Fabrication of temporary and final prostheses
  • THE STEPS OF TREATMENT
  • SO LET’S LOOK ATSOME DIFFERENT SITUATIONS
  • PROBLEM: MISSING ONE OR MORE TEETH
  • YOU CAN CHOOSESOMETHING FIXED...
  • A TRADITIONAL BRIDGEDamages neighboring virgin teeth.Takes the underlying bone out of function.Susceptible to decay around prepared teeth.Statistically, it needs replacement every 5 to 10 years. Source: Institute for Dental Awareness
  • YOU CAN DONOTHING AT ALL... OR CHOOSE SOMETHING REMOVABLE...
  • SOLUTION: SINGLE TOOTH REPLACEMENT Implant Supported Crown
  • PROBLEM: PARTIALLY EDENTULOUS(MULTIPLE MISSING TEETH)
  • SOLUTION: MULTIPLE TOOTH REPLACEMENTImplant-Supported Bridge or Individual Crowns
  • PROBLEM: TOTALLY EDENTULOUS(MISSING ALL TEETH)
  • REASONS TO GET RID OF YOUR DENTURES:Inability to speak clearly.Inability to eat certain foods (salad, steak, corn-on-the-cob).Fear of social situations.Use of adhesives.Interference with taste.Uncomfortable.
  • ALTERNATIVES TO COMPLETE DENTURES:BAR OVERDENTURES
  • SOLUTION: MULTIPLE TOOTH REPLACEMENT Patient-Removable Overdenture
  • IMPLANT SUPPORTED BARPreserves Patients Bone and Facial ContourImplants are splinted to share biting loads and to add strength.The denture will not “tip.”Maxillary dentures can be made without a palate.
  • ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE“Teeth in an Hour” Computer Guided Dental Implant Surgery
  • ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE “All On Four”Based on Nobel Biocares pioneering Immediate Function™technology, the All-on-4 dental implant system provides animmediate, full-arch of teeth the same day of implant surgery.
  • WHY THE ALL ON 4 WORKS.
  • TEETH IN A DAY – ALL ON 4
  • WHY ALL ON FOUR? Comfort,comfort,comfort…no sore spots! Fixed teeth that can only come out by thedentist. Natural and esthetic. Does not require bone grafts so it often canbe used for people who have limited bone.
  • WHY “ALL ON FOUR”?AffordableOne dayComfortable
  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FULLY HEAL AN IMPLANTThat depends on the implant!
  • WHAT DETERMINES COST?The number of implants.The condition of your jaw and teeth.The type of implant-supported teeth used for your rehabilitation.The amount of time the dentist spends to complete the restoration.
  • WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE IMPLANTS?They are an investment in your health.They are a proven alternative to bridgework and dentures.They are more comfortable.They give you more confidence.They are easy to maintain.
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