All-On-4 Dental Implants
For patients who no longer wear conventional dentures because they don't fit correctly or they constantly slip around in your mouth, should consider implant dentures.
All-On-4 Dentures in Nashville - Antioch, TN
Are you tired of loose dentures? Would you like a permanent solution? Dr. Stan Montee provides all-on-4 dental implants in Nashville.
As a United States marine serving as part of Operation United Shield in Somalia, Dr. Stan brings impressive credentials to the table for performing dental procedures that provide patients with fixed dentures. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, as well as a fellow of the American College of Dentists. With more than 1,200 hours of dental continuing education. Dr. Montee has developed his practice to specialize in esthetic, implant, and sedation dentistry. His highly acclaimed skills have earned Dr. Stan several rave reviews from both his patients and professional peers.
Before you visit Dr. Stan for an involved all-on-4 dental implant procedure, spend some time with him and the staff at Montee Dental Co., asking questions to help you decide whether all-on-4 dental implants are right for you. We offer a free initial consultation at our Antioch, Tennessee office to explain everything from the procedure to the pros and cons of implant dentures.
What are Fixed Denture Implants?
You might have watched commercials that promote the virtues of certain denture brands. However, those commercials refer to removable dental implants. You wear removable dentures until you no longer need the faux teeth for chewing food. Dr. Stan recommends fixed denture implants for patients suffering from serious gum disease and/or other dental issues. At one time, fixed dentures held in place by attaching a special cream or adhesive. Even the strongest binding creams and adhesives do not prevent removable dentures from becoming slightly displaced. At our clinic, Dr. Stan and his team of accomplished use the most advanced all-on-4 dental implant procedure to ensure your new teeth remain in place for years to come.
Removable Dental Implants: Pros and Cons
You might ask why you might need all-on-4 dental implants in Nashville. The answer to your question starts by examining the pros and cons of removable dental implants.
Less invasive procedure for patients missing one or more teeth
More affordable cost compared to other dental implant options
Ability to add teeth to a partial implant over the course of time
Easier to clean than fixed dentures
Little or no time to break in the denture implants
Can increase the development of plaque around nearby teeth, which causes gum disease
Movement of removable denture implants causes damage to nearby teeth
Bone loss where the missing teeth were located, which can adversely affect other teeth
Must remove the dentures before going to sleep
Do not perform as well as all-on-4 fixed denture implants
Advantages and Disadvantages of All-on-4 Dentures
Dr. Stan Montee educates his patients on removable denture implants pros and cons, as well as the advantage and disadvantages of deciding to opt for all-on-4 fixed dentures.
Enhances speech, which increases your confidence at work and at home
Produces much better chewing habits that lead to a more balanced diet and stronger health
Less irritation of the gums and a decrease in the sensitivity of your teeth
Better sleeping habits
Never worry about temporary dental implants losing the attachment with an adhesive
Minimally invasive all-on-4 dental implant procedure
For all-on-4 dental implants in Nashville, Dr. Montee installs titanium screws into the jawbone. He then closely monitors the new implants to ensure proper healing takes place. After the healing concludes, Dr. Stan snaps the new all-on-4 dentures to the implants. You can easily remove the dentures, but not the implants.
The procedure is one of the costliest dental procedures performed by Dr. Montee, with the all-on-4 dental implant although it is on the higher-side, it is still affordable to perform all-on-4 dental implants in comparison to placing an implant for each individual tooth. B
The all-on-4 dental implant procedure requires surgery and like most surgeries, a dental implant surgery carries some health risks. You might experience considerable swelling after the procedure, although Dr. Montee emphasizes the swelling should go down after a few days.
The All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Montee will install titanium screws (implants) into your jawbone and given the proper amount of time to heal. Once the implant sites have healed, your denture, or a newly created denture, is modified in the office to snap into your new implant. Your denture will be secure and can be easily removed with a simple "snap."
Prior to the procedure, our dental staff will take a 3D scan and create a model of your existing teeth to determine the optimal position for your implant.
Your implants will be placed into the bone in a relatively pain-free procedure. Your bone and gums will be given time to heal before your denture is ready to be snapped on. Your current denture will be modified to fit over your new dental implants. While healing, you will be able to use your denture as you are today.
Even if you experience bone loss, all-on-4 fixed dentures offer a viable alternative to the hassle of dealing with removable denture implants. Dr. Montee tilts the posterior implants 45 degrees to reduce or eliminate the need for grafting the bone. Every all-on-4 procedure performed by Dr. Stan Montee takes advantage of the denser bone material that is left at different sections of the jaw. The 45-degree tilt of the posterior implants also avoids making painful contact with the sinus cavities located in the upper jaw and the nerve canal positioned in the lower jaw.
After Care for All-on-4 Fixed Dentures
Although Dr. Montee understands the importance of thoroughly preparing before an all-on-4 dental implant procedure, he reminds his patients that it is just as important to care for the new denture and implants days after leaving his office. We recommend placing your overdentures on a folded towel or inside a sink filled with water to avoid dropping the new teeth on the floor. Do not use toothpaste to brush and rinse the dentures. Toothpaste is considered abrasive, which means it leaves tiny scratches on the teeth that allow food and plaque to accumulate.
Use a soft bristle toothbrush to help prevent unsightly stains from developing on the sides of your new dentures. All-on-4 dental implants should involve the use of a certified cleanser specifically made for treating dentures. Avoid using bleach, as the powerful disinfectant can whiten the pink section of the denture. Dentures and the dental implants used to secure the new teeth require a moist environment to prevent drying out. A soaking solution creating for dentures slowly returns the faux teeth to the right color. Before you leave the dental office, ask Dr. Montee about tips for taking care of your new all-on-4 denture.
Denture Implants by an Experienced Dental Professional
You have numerous options for undergoing a procedure for all-on-4 dental implants in Nashville, TN. Dr. Stan Montee strongly believes in a philosophy that keeps him connected with his patients. With a calm demeanor and tremendous active listening skills, Dr. Stan puts his patients at ease in preparation for some of the most difficult dental procedures.
Here is Dr. Stan Montee in his own words:
“Simply, I love dentistry. I feel truly blessed to be able to provide you and your family with ethical, professional and caring dental care. If you are like most of us, the word “Dental” conjures up old memories and your anxiety level goes from zero to get me out of the chair in less time than you can say “Floss”. My experience with sedation and laser dentistry means I can minimize discomfort and the amount of time you spend in the chair. The greatest honor I can achieve is to have you put your trust in me and my abilities. I work towards these goals for you and your family every day. I look forward to meeting you!”
We understand that many types of dental procedures can be out of the question because of the high cost of performing the procedures. This is especially true for all-on-4 dental implant cost. Our goal is to help patients pay for expensive dental procedures, which is why Dr. Montee offers Care Credit to help with monthly payments. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation to discuss all-on-4 dental implants.