Month: February, 2012

The Benefits and Advantages of All-on-4 in Houston, PART 4

In our previous article posts on the breakthrough All-on-4 in Houston, courtesy of experienced implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen, we discussed how this innovative dental implant protocol offers superior aesthetic and functional solutions to edentulism (not having a single original adult tooth left) and near-edentulism. Furthermore, instead of waiting up to a year or more for a complete set of teeth, patients are able to undergo oral rehabilitation in a single day with a single surgery! And this brings us to one of the greatest benefits of the All-on-4 protocol… Cost.

All-on-4 Dental Implants and Cost Concerns

Money, money, money; it makes the world go around and plays a fundamental role in most, if not all of the decisions we make. When it comes to your health, in an ideal world, cost should not be a core concern. But it is the harsh reality. People opt for inferior teeth replacement technology because they cannot afford the better, more advantageous alternative. Thankfully, while the All-on-4 protocol is the newer and more sophisticated method for the treatment of rampant tooth loss and edentulism, it actually works out to be far cheaper than traditional dental implant methods! In fact, with the All-on-4 in Houston, patients presenting with straight-forward cases are able to save as much as $25,000 on oral rehabilitation, while more complex cases can save a staggering $45,000! And this is not even to mention how much time, pain and discomfort this innovative procedure saves patients.

It’s at this juncture that most people ask: “Ok, so where’s the catch? A better and more sophisticated tooth replacement protocol and it’s cheaper? That just doesn’t make sense.” Well, when you consider a few important things, you will come to understand how the All on 4 in Houston saves patients tens of thousands of dollars…

How the All-on-4 in Houston Saves You Money

  • The Number of Implants: If you have lost all of your original adult teeth to decay and gum disease and want to have a new set of teeth placed using dental implants, you would be looking at requiring up to 20 implants for both the upper and lower jaws. Now consider that each implant costs in the region of $3,500 to $4,500 and you can appreciate why oral rehabilitation using traditional implant techniques is so incredibly expensive! The All-on-4 on the other hand – as the name suggests – only requires four dental implants to be placed per jaw.
  • The Number of Surgeries: In addition to the cost of requiring up to 20 implants comes the cost of multiple surgeries, consultation with specialists and time off from work. 12 to 18 months spent in and out of surgery can rack up a monstrous bill for patients. The All-on-4 in Houston almost never requires more than a single surgery for patients to go from being edentulous to having a full, beautiful and healthy-looking smile!
  • Bone Grafting Surgery: The All-on-4 in Houston is capable of giving patients a brand new set of teeth almost always without the need for lengthy, painful and expensive bone grafting surgery beforehand. This not only saves patients months of recovery, it also saves them a lot of money!

A Final Note on the All-on-4 Protocol

The All-on-4 in Houston is the most sophisticated solution modern dental science has to offer people suffering from rampant tooth loss and edentulism as a result of decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Allowing your oral problems to go undiagnosed and untreated is a core part of the problem, so never allow a concern for cost to come between you and a much improved quality of life, thanks to the unrivalled solutions afforded by All-on-4 dental implants and Dr. Wayne Brueggen.

The Benefits and Advantages of All on Four Dental Implants in Houston, PART 3

In our previous article post, qualified and experienced implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen, discussed the various cosmetic benefits and advantages afforded by All on 4 dental implants. In this, the third installment of our four-part article series, we shall be taking a look at the functional benefits made possible by All on 4 dental implants in Houston, as well as its unprecedented treatment time as compared with traditional implant techniques and protocol.

  • All on 4 Dental Implants in Houston: Functional Benefits

Aside from cost, the primary concern of patients requiring oral rehabilitation is appearance, which is totally understandable. Your smile is one of your most important physical assets; it is an intimate reflection of complex emotion! But, in addition to fantastic facial and smile aesthetics, All on 4 Dental Implants enable patients to use their new teeth as they would a full set of natural and healthy teeth. What does this mean for you? Eating and speaking with confidence, of course!

  • All on 4 Dental Implants in Houston: Eating

All on 4 dental implants reap support for a customized prosthetic dental bridge from the underlying jaw bone, just like your natural teeth. This enables a much stronger and more comfortable bite. Removable dentures on the other hand rely upon the underlying gums for support and the resultant transmission of the forces associated with eating and chewing directly to this soft tissue causes inflammation, tenderness and the development of painful sores. This in turn necessitates a constant investment in products such as anesthetic gels. The discomfort and pain associated with eating has a considerable impact upon a patient’s appetite and can actually result in malnutrition. All on 4 dental implants in Houston enable patients to eat all the foods they like without any pain or discomfort and absolutely no self-consciousness.

  • All on 4 Dental Implants in Houston: Articulation in Speech

You may not be aware of this, but your teeth play an integral role in the way you articulate your words in speech. Even a single tooth can compromise proper articulation and enunciation, so can you imagine how difficult it must be to speak properly when you’re missing most, if not all of your original adult teeth? All on 4 dental implants in Houston provide patients with a brand new set of immediately functional teeth that will enable you to speak clearly and with confidence.

All on 4 Dental Implants: Unprecedented Treatment Time

One of the greatest benefits afforded by All on 4 dental implants is the ability to get a brand new set of teeth in as little as a single day, with a single surgery. Previously, traditional dental implant protocol required edentulous and near-edentulous patients to endure a year and up to a year-and-a-half of consultations, surgeries and recovery periods before they could eat, speak and smile with confidence. All on 4 dental implants in Houston condense that massive and painful journey into a single surgery that affords comprehensive and sophisticated results. This unprecedented treatment time is just one of the reasons that All on 4 dental implants have been heralded a breakthrough in the fields of fixed oral rehabilitation and dental implantology!

All on 4 Implants: Stay Tuned…

To find out more about All on 4 Dental Implants Houston and how they offer a comprehensive, sophisticated and long term solution to edentulism and near-edentulism, stay tuned for the final installment of this four-part article series, courtesy of implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen.

The Benefits and Advantages of All on Four Implants in Houston, PART 2

Welcome back to our four-part article series on All on Four implants in Houston, courtesy of qualified and experienced implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen. In our previous article post, we began looking at some of the benefits offered by All on Four implants over and above that archaic too_TMth replacement technology; partial and full removable dentures. In this, the second installment of the series, we shall take an in-depth look at the cosmetic benefits and advantages afforded by All on Four implants in Houston: the sophisticated and unrivalled solution to rampant tooth loss and edentulism (not having a single original adult tooth left).

The Cosmetic Benefits of All on Four Implants in Houston

Even a single missing tooth can have a devastating effect upon one’s ability to smile with confidence. And the smile is one of the most important physical assets we as human beings have! So just imagine what rampant tooth loss as a result of decay and periodontal (gum) disease can do to one’s self-esteem! Perhaps you know all too well what it feels like to struggle with the ceaseless challenges associated with being edentulous. All on Four implants in Houston offer fantastic cosmetic solutions to multiple missing teeth and total tooth loss. And these solutions go beyond the short term to ensure that patients are able to retain their youthful facial contours.

  • All on Four Implants in Houston: The Exceptional Results Achieved

The prosthetic dental bridge that is affixed to the All on Four implants is carefully and expertly fabricated to be virtually indistinguishable from a complete set of natural teeth. No matter how broad your smile, those around you simply won’t be able to tell the difference between your new, beautiful teeth and a full set of natural, healthy pearly whites.

  • All on Four Implants in Houston: A Perfect Fit for a Natural Appearance

Removable dentures, as the name suggests, are not fixed in the mouth and so rely upon their bulkiness and fit in order to not shift around or fall out. The peripheral regions of additional mass, known as flanges, help to stabilize dentures in the mouth, but they also press on the lips from inside the mouth. This makes the lips look thin and stretched, which has an aging effect upon the face. All on Four implants in Houston are used to ‘anchor’ a non-removable prosthetic dental bridge in the mouth. Thanks to the support provided by dental implants, additional bulk isn’t necessary to prevent the bridge from slipping or falling out. Consequently, the results achieved look far more natural and beautiful and feel far more comfortable!

  • All on Four Implants in Houston: The Preservation of Youthful Facial Contours

All on Four implants play an integral role in keeping the underlying jaw bone stimulated and alive; something that removable dentures simply can’t achieve. By keeping the jaw bone healthy, a patient’s natural facial contours can remain strong and youthful for years and even decades. This, however, does hinge upon a patient seeking prompt treatment for multiple missing teeth and tooth loss. The longer you avoid having All on Four implants placed, the more advanced the bone loss in the jaw becomes and the more affected your cosmetic appearance will become.

All on Four Implants: Stay Tuned…

To find out more about All on Four implants in Houston and how they offer a comprehensive, sophisticated and long term solution to edentulism and near-edentulism, stay tuned for the third installment of this four-part article series, courtesy of implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen.

The Benefits and Advantages of All on 4 Implants in Houston, PART 1

All on 4 Implants: An Introduction:

There are currently tens of millions of people living without most or all of their original adult teeth; a state referred to as ‘edentulism’. In fact, according to statistics released by the Center for Disease control, the number of edentulous adults in the United States is a staggering 20 million, while another 100 million more have lost between 11 and 15 of their natural teeth to decay and gum disease. The traditional approach to treating edentulism and near-edentulism was to enable patients to be able to eat, speak and smile with a degree of confidence. However, removable dentures, or false teeth as they are colloquially known, go hand-in-hand with a whole suite of challenges and repeated expenses. And these obstacles and struggles can drastically lower one’s self-confidence and overall quality of life. Thankfully, there is a much more sophisticated tooth replacement solution available to patients who are in desperate need of a brand new set of teeth. So what is the comprehensive and long-term solution to multiple missing teeth and rampant tooth loss? All on 4 Implants in Houston, of course!

What are All on 4 Implants in Houston?

All on 4 implants are specially fabricated dental implants that are able to provide immediate support for a fully customized prosthetic dental bridge. The breakthrough protocol behind their placement enables qualified and experienced implant dentists, such as Dr. Wayne Brueggen, to give patients a brand new set of immediately functional teeth that are virtually indistinguishable – in feel and appearance – from natural, healthy teeth. Better yet, All on 4 implants in Houston are capable of achieving this in as little as a single day, with a single surgery, and almost always without the need for lengthy, painful and expensive bone grafting surgery beforehand!

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. After all, it is the aim of this four-part article series to investigate in detail the various benefits and advantages offered by All on 4 implants in Houston over traditional teeth replacement solutions and technologies. In this article, the first installment of the series, we shall perform a brief comparison between the results achieved by All on 4 implants and removable dentures

All on 4 Implants in Houston and Traditional Partial and Full Removable Dentures

The major advantages All on 4 implants have over removable dentures are that they provide patients with a beautiful set of teeth that are fixed in the mouth; in other words, they are non-removable. They cannot move around and will not fall out, which makes eating, speaking and smiling much easier! Furthermore, All on 4 implants in Houston reap full support from the jawbone and not from the underlying gums, as is the case with dentures. This makes the prosthetic dental bridge affixed to the implants feel like a natural set of teeth, which reduces the sense of self-consciousness edentulous and near-edentulous people tend to experience. The bridge also feels far more comfortable and doesn’t damage or compromise the underlying soft tissues. Other benefits of All on 4 implants include:

  • They do not harbor food and bacteria, which can cause bad breath,
  • They do not impede your ability to taste,
  • They do not trigger the gag reflex,
  • They are cleaned just like natural teeth,
  • They do not incur repeated expenses, such as anesthetic gels, cleaning agents and adhesives.

All in all, All on 4 implants in Houston are vastly more comfortable and beneficial to your long term oral health, self-confidence and quality of life!

All on 4 Implants: Stay Tuned…

To find out more about All on 4 implants in Houston and how it offers a comprehensive, sophisticated and long term solution to edentulism and near-edentulism, stay tuned for the second installment of this four-part article series, courtesy of implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen.