In addition to causing embarrassment and a hit to your self-esteem, tooth loss can cause an array of physical problems. Without the stimulation provided by teeth when you chew and bite, the underlying bone quickly and progressively gets resorbed (lost).
The empty sockets can cause other teeth to shift, resulting in major issues with your bite. This can have a domino effect and cause unnatural tooth erosion, bacteria build-up, additional tooth loss, sensitivity and pain related to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction.
At Winterholler Dentistry & Implant Surgery, we offer full mouth dental implants in two convenient locations — Laurel, MT and Billings, MT — the only permanent solution for multiple missing or failing teeth.
We’re proud our practice has been designated a Nobel Biocare™ Center of Excellence. This means Dr. Will Winterholler has advanced training, certification and a successful track record placing All-on-4 dental implants. When you receive full arch dental implants at our practice, this will prevent the repercussions of tooth loss from negatively impacting your oral and overall health.
The life-changing boost in quality of life provided by full arch solutions can’t be overstated! From greater self-confidence to rediscovering the pleasures of eating favorite foods, this long-lasting tooth replacement solution will improve your health and enable you to enjoy life fully.
Although dentures or bridges may seem like a cost-effective and quick solution to replace missing teeth, they come with downsides.
Dentures and bridges don’t resolve existing bone loss nor stimulate new bone growth. Denture adhesives can loosen, resulting in potentially embarrassing situations and discomfort. They also typically require limiting some of your favorite foods. Gum tissue irritation and trouble eating and speaking due to an unstable and/or ill-fitting prosthesis are other common problems.
When you receive full mouth dental implants in Billings and Laurel, MT, you won’t experience any of these issues. Developed by Nobel Biocare in 1997, the All-on-4 treatment concept is a cost-efficient solution that provides a fixed full-arch temporary prosthesis the same day as dental implant surgery. According to Nobel Biocare data, the average 7.5-year survival rate of All-on-4 dental implants is 98%.
Dr. Will also offers All-on-6 and All-on-X, both of which are based on the same concept, with additional implants placed when extra support and stability are required. He uses iMetric iCam 4D, sophisticated dental technology that streamlines digital workflow and taking impressions. We offer pro-bono repair of temporaries during the healing process and a one-year warranty on final full arch dental implants.
The full mouth dental implant process starts with a personalized consultation, clinical exam and digital X-rays.
If we determine All-on-4 dental implants in Billings and Laurel, MT are the right solution for you, we use cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), an imaging technology that creates 150–200 images in less than a minute to analyze your bone structure, nerve tissue and sinus cavities. These images are compiled into a single 3D model of your jawbone that we use to precisely plan your implant placement.
We’ll discuss all the steps in the process so you know what to expect and also let you know about sedation options, pricing, insurance coverage and financing.
If necessary, Dr. Will can usually extract any remaining teeth during your dental implant surgery appointment. He uses a guidance system that enables precise pre-surgical planning to ensure each implant is placed at the exact angle, depth, and location for ideal esthetics and long-lasting success.
With All-on-4, All-on-6 or All-on-X protocols, Dr. Will places the posterior implants at an angle towards the rear of your mouth and into the anterior maxilla, a region of the jaw with higher bone density. Angling the implants typically eliminates the need for bone grafting because it increases stability and reduces tension on the bone when biting and chewing. He attaches abutments to the ends of the implants that serve as the mounting posts for the replacement tooth prosthesis.
Having an on-site lab enables creating immediate-load temporary teeth that you’ll wear as your mouth heals. Provisionals are made from top-quality biocompatible and natural-looking dental resins. We currently use NATURE-CRYL® by GC America, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) from WhitePeaks Dental Solutions and SprintRay OnX, a nanoceramic hybrid class II 3D printing resin.
After your full mouth dental implants have been placed, you’ll be given standard guidelines for postsurgical oral care. Pain relievers will be prescribed as needed, and we’ll also share tips on how to properly clean your mouth to accelerate healing and recovery.
Before you leave our office, you’ll schedule a follow-up appointment. At this visit, Dr. Will monitors your progress and ensures the sites are healing properly. It typically takes three to six months for the implant sites to heal after surgery. During this time, dental implants integrate with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
Once the healing process is complete, you’ll return to our office so we can take another set of impressions to craft your final prosthesis. To ensure your final prosthesis matches the contours of your fully healed gums and implants, your temporary teeth are removed and then reinstalled after the impressions have been obtained.
Once they fuse with your jawbone, full mouth dental implants function like natural tooth roots, providing a secure permanent support for your new fixed teeth.
The final stage of the process is fitting you with a customized full mouth restoration created from high-quality, durable material that looks and feels like natural teeth. You’ll be able to eat and speak without any pain caused by friction or irritation, with the added bonus of a beautiful smile and regained confidence!
The All-on-4 protocol streamlines the process of getting full mouth dental implants in Billings and Laurel, MT.
We’re transparent about costs so you’ll know what to expect from day one. We never want to see financial limitations prevent anyone from receiving the life-changing benefits provided by this permanent tooth replacement solution.
While exact costs depend on your individual needs, we’ll do everything we can to deliver the best quality full arch dental implants at a reduced cost.
In general, the cost of full mouth dental implants in Laurel and Billings, MT is 30% less than corporate dental implant centers, and of course, you’ll also receive far more personalized care.
We offer all-inclusive fees and partner with trusted third-party financing companies to make this transformative treatment even more affordable. We’ve seen how state-of-the-art smiles positively change our patients’ lives and want to help you achieve this same goal!
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