Dental Implants Offered

What Dental Implants Are Offered at the Malo Clinic?

Our Malo Clinic is the inventor and worldwide expert in the field of all-on-4 dental implants, so it is only natural that we provide this type of dental implants at our advanced facility. To learn more about all-on-4 dental implants, and to determine if you could benefit from these dental implants, please read the information provided by the Malo Clinic below.

When Does a Patient Need Dental Implants?

In most cases, patients will look for a permanent tooth replacement alternative when they have suffered a loss of function of the mouth, mainly through the loss of teeth due to tooth decay, the natural ageing process or prolonged gum disease.

Getting dental implants can restore some of the functioning of the mouth and make eating, speaking and other similar functions a little easier. Thanks to treatments such as all-on-4 dental implants, patients can regain their mouth function almost immediately as well, so dental implant treatments have come a long way.

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What Are All-On-4 Dental Implants Exactly?

All-on-4 dental implants are quite similar to normal dental implants in many ways. Similar to normal dental implants, all-on-4 dental implants are inserted into the jawbone of the patients and fastened to replacement teeth with abutments. However, contrary to normal dental implants, the oral surgeon only uses a total of four dental implants as a foundation for an entire arch of teeth; this often leads to benefits such as the elimination of bone grafting procedures and instant improvement of the mouth function.

What Is Bone Grafting and Why Is It Not Required with All-On-4 Dental Implants?

Bone grafting is a specific procedure that is focussed on fixing problems relating to bones or joints. The treatment can be described as a transplant of bone tissue, which is used to repair damage caused by trauma, the ageing process or an underlying medical condition.

Considering the aim of bone grafting procedures, it is only natural to assume that bone grafting procedures are not only used to replace jawbone, but also bone in the knees. However, bone grafting procedures required for dental implants have a reputation to be lengthy and quite expensive, which is why many people with a lack of jawbone often do not go ahead with dental implants.

In general, there are two different types of bone grafts that can be used during a bone grafting procedure. The first type of bone graft is the allograft, which is where bone is obtained from a donor. Once the bone has been obtained, the bone is then cleaned and stored in a tissue bank. The second type of bone graft is the autograft, where bone is obtained from inside the body of the patient himself. The bone obtained during autograft usually comes from places with a high bone density, where a reduction of bone will not have a negative impact on the health of the patient, for example the wrists, pelvis, ribs or hips.

With the invention of all-on-4 dental implants, bone grafting has become a thing of the past for patients with an insufficient amount of jawbone for normal dental implants. By using longer implants and tilting the implants in the jaw of the patient, surgeons can still provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth without replacing the bone that has been damaged over the years.

What Are Zygomatic and Quad Zygoma Implants?

When you have looked into all-on-4 dental implants, you’ve probably come across terms such as zygomatic implants and quad Zygoma implants. If you are not familiar with these terms and want to learn more about them, please read the information below to discover their relationship with the all-on-4 treatment.

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What Are Zygoma Implants?

Zygoma implants are an umbrella term used to describe extra-long dental implants, which are used for patients who have an insufficient amount of upper jawbone. During the procedure, the oral surgeon inserts the Zygoma implant into the check bone and is performed under a general anaesthetic.

Considering the complexity and risks involved with the placement of longer dental implants, the insertion of Zygoma implants needs to be executed by a licensed and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

Once the Zygoma implants are in place, the dentist can connect the new teeth within three days after the surgery took place. In some exceptional cases, the patient may have to wait a little longer before they can have their permanent teeth placed.

What Are Quad Zygoma Implants?

Quad Zygoma implants are specific types of implants that are used for patients with a jawbone deficiency in the anterior region of the mouth. To ensure that the patient has a good foundation for the replacement teeth, the surgeon will insert Quad Zygoma implants in both sides of the check bone, which are then used to carry an entire upper set of replacement teeth.

The Quad Zygoma implants are quite similar to normal Zygoma implants where treatment is concerned. Quad Zygoma implants are quite complicated to insert into the jawbone and do carry some risks. For that reason, the procedure needs to be executed by an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon. In most cases, patients can acquire their new permanent teeth within three days after the procedure.

Could I Benefit from Dental Implants Despite a Lower Jawbone Volume?

Most patients with a lower jawbone volume, who are in general good health, can benefit from an all-on-four dental implant treatment. However, to determine if you are eligible for the treatment, and to make sure there are not any underlying conditions that could affect the success rate of your treatment, patients need to book an appointment at the Malo Clinic for a thorough evaluation. Once you are deemed eligible for the treatment, patients can discuss possible treatment options with one of our experienced oral surgeons.

Want to learn more about this treatment before you make an appointment with the Malo Clinic? Why not attend one of our free information evenings on the subject? Reserve your seat today and find out if all-on-4 could provide a solution to your dental problem.

 

 

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