Sullivan, Yasner and KazemiDrs Sullivan, Yasner and Kazemi, Specialists in Periodontics Dental Implants1416 Brace Road, Cherry Hill NJ 08034

1416 Brace Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-3523 tel 856 795 8020 fax 856 795 9785

Dental Implants

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Full Arch Treatment Options

Option 1: Removable Denture

ADVANTAGES

  • Relatively inexpensive tooth and gingival replacement
  • Provides lip support
  • Easy to remove and clean outside of mouth

    • DISADVANTAGES

      • Uncomfortable- may cause sore spots on gum tissue
      • Difficult to eat certain foods
      • Accelerates bone loss
      • Often requires reline to improve fit and comfort as bone deteriorates
      • Difficult to speak as the removable denture may move
      • May require creams or adhesives to reduce mobility of denture
      • Approximately 10% functionality compared to natural teeth.



    Option 2: 4 Implant Over Denture (Removable)

    ADVANTAGES

    • Improves stability and functionality to 60% natural teeth
    • Relatively inexpensive tooth and gingival replacement
    • Provides lip support
    • Easy to clean outside of mouth

      • DISADVANTAGES

        • Uncomfortable- may cause sore spots on gum tissue
        • Remove and clean denture outside of mouth
        • May still move when chewing or speaking
        • May require relines to improve fit and comfort as bone deteriorates



    Option 3: All-on-4 ™ Implant Fixed Bridge

    ADVANTAGES

    • Improves functionality to 90% compared to natural teeth
    • Eliminates need for bone grafting
    • Can provide temporary bridge day of surgery
    • Preserves bone and soft tissue
    • Never decay - 95% success rate over 30 years
    • Natural-looking esthetics
    • Allows you to eat the foods you want
    • Able to clean fixed implant bridge like natural teeth

        • DISADVANTAGES

          • Time (healing and restorative; 8-10 months)
          • Surgical procedure



    Option 4: Traditional 6-8 Implant support Fixed Bridge

    ADVANTAGES

    • Places roots and teeth
    • Preserves bone and soft tissue
    • Improves functionality to 90% compared to natural teeth
    • Able to clean fixed implant bridge like natural teeth

      • DISADVANTAGES

        • Multiple surgeries
        • Time (healing and restorative; 1 year )
        • No immediate prosthesis day of surgery
        • Cost