An interesting thing happened at a recent dental study club meeting. While facilitating discussion about how a patient's case was treatment planned more than 20 years ago, the conversation turned to today. As practiticioners of dentistry, we are keenly aware of advancements that have made treating periodontal disease, malocclusions, missing teeth, bone abnormalities and traumatized dentition much more easily. But are our patients? Are you?
The case we discussed was not unlike many we see at Towson Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics. The patient had been missing many teeth for nearly two decades, she suffered from severe bone loss and was unhappy with her facial appearance. She wanted to look better and regain the confidence she once had. Treatment began in 1993, and involved many dental specialists -a general dentist, an orthodontist, an endodontist, a periodontist and a prosthodontist. Despite the nearly 5 year journey, including three intensive surgeries and the placement of 8 implants in just the upper arch of her mouth, the patient is still smiling to this day.
Intimidating isn't it.
Don't worry, hers would not be your story.
Today, it is possible to treat a similar patient much differently.
Our practice can now restore an entire top or bottom arch with just four dental implants. The All-on-4 technique is not only less expensive than you may think, but also has a much faster treatment schedule! In office IV Sedation provides the ulitmate in patient comfort, and improved CT Scanning Services allow for digital treatment planning. So what's holding you back? Communication with a dental professional like the ones here at Towson Center for Dental Implants and Periodonitcs is the best way to find out if you are a candidate for this kind of treatment. Contact Us to schedule your consultation, today!