Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) November 09, 2013
People who have missing teeth and want to return their mouth to normal function can benefit from All-on-4 dental implants providing “Teeth in A Day” from Dr. James Finley of Finley Periodontics.
The All-on-4 technique uses a limited number of implants to securely anchor a denture. This is more economical than replacing every missing tooth with an implant, and it is also preferable for patients who already have lost some jaw bone density. The four implants can be placed wherever bone density is best, which improves the likelihood that patients can have the procedure without undergoing a costly bone graft procedures first. Patients of Dr. Finley who receive “Teeth in A Day” appreciate the security of the denture, which allows them to eat and talk normally. The All-on-4 technique also offers many other, less obvious benefits.
When patients lose their teeth, the jaw bone loses stimulation that was provided by the teeth. Without this stimulation, a process called resorption occurs. The jaw bone essentially stops maintaining itself and starts breaking down. If a patient chooses dentures, resorption will continue. Eventually the dentures will not fit correctly, or there will not be enough bone left to support them. Patients who choose dental implants will see bone density levels remain steady since the implants provide stimulation and cue bone growth.
Besides helping patients maintain bone density, the All-on-4/”Teeth in A Day” technique also delivers quick results; patients can walk away with a full smile after one surgical visit. After determining whether a patient is a good candidate for All-on-4, Dr. Finley places the implants in one session and secures a temporary denture. This denture stays on for three to six months while the implants integrate with the bone. Then, patients return so that Dr. Finley can replace the temporary denture with a permanent one. At the four-year mark, 98.5 percent of patients who have All-on-4 still show successful results.
To learn more about All-on-4 dental implants and the “Teeth in A Day” procedure, visit Dr. Finley’s website today.
About the Practice
Finley Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Lafayette, LA. Dr. James M. Finley received his D.M.D from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry and his certificate in Periodontics from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He went on to earn his M.S. in oral biology from Louisiana State University while serving as a full time assistant professor. Dr. Finley is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Finley Periodontics and their dental services visit their website at http://www.finleyperio.com and call (337) 504-7263.