MOORESTOWN, N.J. November 17, 2017
New patients with multiple missing teeth or traditional dentures are now welcome to visit Drs. Mario J. Canal and Ben Calem for All-on-4® dental implants in Moorestown, NJ and Medford, NJ, with or without a referral. The All-on-4 system is attractive to many due to its convenience, comfort and long-term reliability.
For decades, the placement of dental implants as a means to replace one or more missing teeth has become the standard of care. Through the years, implant dentistry has changed to provide a simpler and improved experience for the patient. Recently, the All-on-4 technique has been developed to allow the qualified patient to attain a fixed (non-removable) prosthesis/denture immediately after a tooth extraction. This process eliminates the need for a removable, traditional denture as a temporary means of tooth replacement during the healing phase of implant placement.
Both Drs. Canal and Calem have incorporated this innovative treatment into their practice as yet another way to provide the most comprehensive and predictable care for their patient base. Working closely with the patient’s restorative dentist, and dental lab, both Drs. Canal and Calem use 3D cone beam technology to confirm that a patient is a candidate for the All-on-4 procedure. If they are, the patient is treatment planned for the removal of their teeth and the immediate placement of approximately four to five dental implants.
Each dental implant is strategically placed within the patient’s jaw to insure the ideal fit and function of the fixed denture. This denture is then placed onto the implants, allowing the patient to leave the office with a reliable, non-removable denture that is not only esthetic, but functional as well. Approximately three to four months thereafter, the restorative dentist will then take impressions for the fixed, final denture.
Previously, if patients were able to have implants placed immediately at the time of extraction, then a removable denture was inserted to allow for the three-month healing phase. Often frustrated, patients found this removable denture unstable and challenging when trying to eat or speak. The All-on-4 technique has provided both the dental team and the patient the opportunity to no longer consider traditional, removable dentures as a viable option when multiple tooth extractions are necessary.
“We find that patients fall into two categories when treatment planning the All-on-4 procedures,” says Dr. Calem. “There are patients who have, unfortunately, never maintained their teeth due to extenuating circumstances and then there are those who have spent a significant amount of time in the dental chair and are still breaking down. Nonetheless, these individuals are frustrated and want definitive treatment with the best long-term prognosis.”
Through communication with the restorative clinician and proper planning, both Drs. Canal and Calem ensure that the transition from tooth removal to implant placement to fixed denture insertion is seamless offering a positive patient experience. To schedule an appointment at their two practice locations for All-on-4 dental implants in Moorestown, NJ or Medford, NJ, patients are invited to call the office or visit http://www.canalcalemperio.com.
About the Practice
Canal Calem Periodontics offers modern periodontal treatments for patients in Moorestown and Medford, NJ. Since 1993, Canal Calem Periodontics has been a resource in South Jersey for providing comprehensive periodontal and implant therapy. Working closely with the general dentist, Drs. Mario J. Canal and Ben Calem strive to improve their patient’s oral health and re-develop their dentition, where necessary. Both Drs. Canal and Calem are active in the community through their involvement with Donated Dental Services and The Holocaust Survivor’s Program. In addition, their strong belief in organized dentistry has led them both to serve as President of the Southern Dental Society. To learn more about the services they offer or to schedule a consultation at Canal Calem Periodontics visit http://www.canalcalemperio.com or call 609-953-3700 for the Medford, NJ office or 856-439-1200 for the Moorestown, NJ location.
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