The increased popularity of dental implants for replacing missing teeth has led to numerous advances in the field of implant dentistry. One of these advancements, used fairly commonly in implant procedures, is bone grafting.

What is Bone Grafting

Dental implants require a certain amount of healthy bone tissue in the jaw. If this bone tissue is not sufficient, or is not strong enough, our experts in dental implants in Frisco might recommend a bone graft. The bone graft will fuse to your existing bone, providing a stronger, healthier base for the dental implant.

Bone grafts are often performed with bone harvested from another part of the body, or the bone is obtained from a tissue bank. This bone is placed in the jawbone, where it bonds with the existing bone. After the bone graft has healed, dental implants can be placed.

What Makes Bone Grafts Necessary

Not everyone who desires dental implants will need a bone graft. In many cases, sufficient bone exists where the tooth was lost to support the root portion of the dental implant, especially if the tooth was lost recently. In these cases, a bone graft is often not necessary.

If you have worn dentures for many years and now wish to have dental implants, the likelihood that you will need a bone graft is much higher. For many denture wearers, the bone mass in the jaw reduces over time because there are no tooth roots to stimulate its growth. The calcium and other minerals that make up the bone are reabsorbed into the body, changing the shape of the jawbone and reducing the amount of bone available to anchor a dental implant.

If you have concerns about whether you might require a bone graft, contact Renaissance Oral & Facial Surgery at 972-712-5035. By examining the existing structure of your jawbone, Dr. Sharon H. Ornstein will be able to determine if a bone graft will be necessary prior to the dental implant procedure.

For patients who are completely missing their upper teeth, lower teeth, or both, All-on-4 dental implants offer maximum tooth replacement in as little as a single appointment. Although there are other tooth replacement options such as dentures or removable partials, many patients find that there is much to be said about this permanent tooth replacement solution.

The All-on-4 dental implant solution is a revolutionary technique in which your oral surgeon strategically places four titanium implants into the jaw bone. Within moments of being placed, the implants are strong enough to support a full upper or lower denture. Aside from mild tenderness following the appointment, most patients are able to resume a soft diet soon after the procedure has been completed.

The All-on-4 technique is ideal for patients whose lifestyles may not permit them to be without their teeth for extended periods of time. Most patients can have teeth extracted if necessary, appropriate dental implants placed, and receive their new dentures all in the same visit. This level of convenience alone is particularly attractive to most patients.

Often, patients who have suffered bone loss due to periodontal disease, or have worn ill-fitting dentures for many years are not considered to be ideal candidates for traditional dental implants. An impressive advantage of the All-on-4 technique is that these patients are ideal candidates for this same-day tooth replacement solution.

Due to the appealing custom design of your new permanent dentures, you can expect to feel amazingly confident during close social interactions. You will no longer be preoccupied with the possibility of slipping or sliding dentures. With the All-on-4 technique, there is no need to remove the dentures, even at night. You will never need to purchase special cleaning solutions, pastes or creams as part of your daily homecare routine.

When your oral surgeon combines the efficiency of a denture or partial with the stability and strength of the dental implant, the result is a secure set of teeth that can truly improve your quality of life. If you are no longer satisfied with your existing denture, or if you are at risk of losing all of your teeth, reserve your appointment to discuss All-on-4 dental implants in Frisco today.  For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sharon H. Ornstein, contact Renaissance Oral and Facial Surgery at www.renaissanceofs.com or call 972 712-5035.

¿Acaso su sonrisa refleja su verdadero ser? Cuando a uno le faltan dientes, es difícil sentirse uno mismo. Quizás evite sonreír abiertamente y comer o beber le resulte difícil. Es posible que su rostro haya perdido ese aspecto joven y pleno. Vivir con la falta de tan sólo un diente tiene de por sí un gran impacto en su autoestima y su salud, pero, ¿y qué se dice de la falta de varios dientes?

Durante muchos años, los implantes dentales han sido reconocidos como el estándar más alto para reemplazar los dientes perdidos. Colocados por un dentista de implantes y por lo general hechos de titanio de grado quirúrgico, los implantes son compatibles con el cuerpo humano y se  integran fácilmente al hueso de la mandíbula. Como reemplazo de la raíz de un diente, un implante promedio por lo general puede soportar una corona sencilla. La restauración resultante se asemeja a un diente natural tanto en función como apariencia, y la presencia del implante realmente protege la mandíbula que lo rodea. Aunque suelen ser la mejor solución para reemplazar los dientes perdidos, hay algunos pacientes que no son necesariamente candidatos para el procedimiento tradicional.

Afortunadamente, estos pacientes pueden ahora ser considerados para el procedimiento de implante de sonrisa segura (All-on-Four):

• Pacientes totalmente desdentados (a los que les faltan todos los dientes en la parte superior o inferior)
• Pacientes con poco o nada de hueso mandibular
• Pacientes a los que no les interesa el procedimiento de injerto de hueso-
• Pacientes que están insatisfechos con las dentaduras y puentes parciales removibles.

Para los pacientes que están completamente desdentados (sin dientes en la parte superior o inferior), el concepto All-on-4 proporciona un conjunto fijo de dientes que parecen y funcionan como dientes naturales. El procedimiento se completa generalmente en un día sin necesidad de injerto óseo. Con solamente cuatro implantes, puede disfrutar de un juego completo y seguro de dientes superiores o inferiores que no se quitan y ponen.

No permita que las dentaduras postizas o puentes parciales le impidan gozar de la vida activa y plena que usted se merece. Si las opciones dentales de antaño ya no le satisfacen, entonces considere la opción que le devuelva la sonrisa hoy. Hable con la Dra. Sharon Ornstein sobre sonrisa segura (All-on-4) en Frisco.

A Smart Choice for a Beautiful Smile

All-on-4 Implants have become the preferred solution for people just like you who want permanent, same-day replacement teeth that look natural, feel comfortable, and provide all of the benefits of a complete, healthy smile.

The cost of dental implants represents a wise investment in your smile that will provide a wealth of long-term benefits, including:

• A permanent, natural-looking alternative to traditional replacement teeth

• Support for facial skin and muscles, which can make you look younger

• The potential to last a lifetime with proper care

• Retention of jawbone mass

• Optimal bite alignment, which prevents problems with jaw joints and muscles

• A strong, healthy smile

• Improved self-esteem

• Food tastes good again

• No diet restrictions – eat what you want

• Teeth don’t need to be removed for cleaning

• No need for denture adhesive

• You’ll never be without teeth again

Many dental insurance companies now cover the cost of dental implants. Third-party financing is available through CareCredit, Springstone Financial, and Chase Health Advance to make the price of e Implants fit your budget. Visit their websites for details and to complete an application online. Our staff would also be happy to help you fill out an online application when you visit our office.

You deserve a beautiful, sure smile. Dr. Ornstein and the team at Renaissance Oral & Facial Surgery will partner with you to make it happen!

At Renaissance Oral & Facial Surgery, you’ll experience extraordinary service and world-class care for a sure smile. Call toll free 888-743-8711 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ornstein. One of our schedulers will promptly respond.

We have two convenient locations to serve you: Frisco and Dallas, TX.

A dental implant is used to replace missing teeth. Implants are integrated with the jawbone because they provide a prosthetic tooth root as well as a replacement for the visible surfaces of the tooth. As permanent replacements, implants do not have to be removed for cleaning, and they will help maintain the long-term health of the bones in your jaw.

Many people prefer dental implants to dentures because of their permanence and because they help stimulate growth in the jawbone. After wearing dentures for many years, people often experience such significant bone loss in the jaw that the shape of their face changes. This often requires dentures to be retooled or completely remade to accommodate the changes.

With dental implants, the shape and contours of the jawbones and the face will be maintained. As you chew, the root portion of the implant stimulates growth in the jawbone preventing the break down of bone tissue.

Also, having the root implanted directly into the jawbone means that dental implants do not move in the mouth the way dentures do. They are more comfortable in that they feel just like your natural teeth, and there is no adjustment period to get used to the extra bulk in the mouth as there is with dentures. Dental implants provide you with a natural-looking smile. Your brushing and cleaning regimen is similar to that used with your natural teeth, and there is no need for denture cleaners or adhesives.

To find out more about dental implants in Frisco and Dallas, Texas, please contact our office (888 743-8711) to schedule a consultation. We can help determine if you are a good candidate for implants and show you what implants can do for you and your smile.

Does your smile reflect the real you? When you have missing teeth, it’s hard to feel like yourself. You may avoid smiling freely, and eating or drinking can become difficult. Your face may have lost its youthful and full appearance. Living without even a single tooth has a major impact on your self-confidence and your health, but what about multiple missing teeth?

For many years, dental implants have been recognized as the highest standard for replacing missing teeth. Placed by an implant dentist, and typically made of surgical-grade Titanium, implants are compatible with the human body and readily integrated into the jawbone. As a replacement tooth root, an average implant can generally support a single crown. The resulting restoration closely resembles a natural tooth in both function and appearance, and the presence of the implant actually preserves the surrounding jawbone.

Although implants are often the best solution for replacing missing teeth, there are some patients who are not necessarily candidates for the traditional procedure.

Fortunately, these patients can now be considered candidates for the Sure Smile Implants (All on Four) procedure:

* Completely edentulous patients (missing all teeth on the top and/or bottom)*• * •

* Patients with little or no jaw bone

* Patients who are uninterested in bone-graft procedure

* Patients who are unsatisfied with removable dentures and partials

For patients who are completely edentulous (no teeth on the top and/or bottom), the All-on-4 concept provides a fixed set of teeth that look and function like the natural teeth. The procedure is generally completed in one day without the need for bone grafting. With only four implants, you can enjoy a full, secure set of upper or lower teeth that don’t come in and out.

Don’t let loose dentures or unsteady partials prevent you from enjoying the active and full life that you deserve. If yesterday’s dental options no longer satisfy you, then consider the option that brings your smile back today. Contact us today (888 743-8711) and ask to learn more about All-on-4 implants in Frisco.