Dental Implants at Las Vegas’ All Bright Dental
Your smile is your calling card, your first impression, a feature that sets you apart. People you meet remember your smile—good or bad. If your smile isn’t what you want it to be, through an accident, or genes, or poor dental care, and if you’ve done a little research, you’ve probably discovered most people—dentists and patients alike—think no other option looks, feels, and functions more like real teeth than 4M Dental Implants.
Go ahead and take a bite out of a crisp, juicy apple. 4M Dental Implants allow you to eat, drink, laugh, smile just like everyone else. Gone are the days of cavities. Simply maintain your normal oral hygiene routine and dentist visits and your implants can last a lifetime.
All Bright Dental’s Dr. Sean Mohtashami is the premier 4M Dental Implant dentist in Las Vegas. A graduate of the respected USC School of Dentistry and the world renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Sean is a true artist who has studied and perfected the craft of smile design and dental implants.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
A Little Dental Implant History
There is proof that for centuries people have been using fake teeth. False teeth were made from bamboo pegs, copper and iron screws, animal bones, and seashells. In1886 platinum was used in conjunction with a porcelain crown, but failed. As with all the earlier attempts, the key factor missing was that the implant couldn’t fuse to the bone, a process called osseointegration. In 1952, it was discovered bone could grow and fuse to titanium, and in 1965 the first titanium dental implant was placed into a person. Since this first titanium dental implant, dentists have refined and vastly improved the procedure.
A high level of advanced training is necessary to properly and successfully perform a dental implant procedure. Dr. Sean Mohtashami has years of education, specialized training, and experience performing dental implant surgeries. Dr. Sean’s exclusive implant system – 4M Dental Implants – builds upon the All-on-4’s concept, but more than simply replacing your teeth, Dr. Sean takes into account your lifestyle, your personality and smile, the way you bite, and the shape of your face. 4M Dental Implants set you up for a quality of life you never thought possible.
DR. SEAN HAS TAKEN HIS 4M DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL WITH 4M GUIDED SURGERY.
FUN FACT: WHEN WE’RE TALKING DENTAL IMPLANTS, THE PART YOU SEE WHEN YOU SMILE, GUMS AND TEETH, IS THE DENTURE, OFTEN REFERRED TO AS SCREW-RETAINED DENTURE OR IMPLANT-SUPPORTED DENTURE.
THE PARTS OF A DENTAL IMPLANT
People often think of the entire denture/prosthetic (the visible “gums and teeth”) as the dental implant, but the dental implant is really just the post or screw implanted into your jawbone. The implant is made from medical-grade titanium, and the gums and teeth are usually made from a high-end acrylic or, less commonly, zirconia.
Attached to the implants are connectors called abutments and to these abutments the denture is secured. With a single tooth, the fake tooth is called a crown and it’s the crown that attaches to the abutment.
For any size implant, there is a healing time necessary between your implant surgery and receiving your permanent teeth so we’ll send you home with temporary teeth.
TYPES OF IMPLANTS AND THE CARE FOR EACH
A single dental implant is a terrific way to replace a missing tooth. Nothing looks more natural or lasts longer. Unlike a bridge or a crown, a dental implant won’t sacrifice the health of the neighboring teeth. The implant is a screw or a tapered post that is surgically placed into your jawbone, which halts the bone from deteriorating. The root of a tooth is what keeps your jawbone strong and healthy and without it, bone quickly erodes. Preserving your bone is another advantage to an implant vs a bridge or a crown, as both of these sit on top of your gums.
Your dental implant is made from titanium. Titanium has long been used in dentistry and is the ideal metal for any implant. Titanium is lightweight while being extremely strong, and won’t corrode when coming into contact with bodily fluids. It’s nontoxic and biocompatible, which means it works with your body as if it were your own bone.
Once the implant is placed, you’ll receive a temporary tooth called a flipper. You’ll live with the flipper for about 4 – 6 months giving your body time to heal from the surgery and allowing for osseointegration. Osseointegration is the fusing of the bone to the implant which creates a strong foundation for your new tooth.
FUN FACT: THE PROCESS OF OSSEOINTEGRATION WAS DISCOVERED ON ACCIDENT BY A SWEDISH DOCTOR IN 1952. HE ENCASED OPTICAL DEVICES IN TITANIUM AND INSERTED THEM IN TO THE BONE OF A LOWER LEG TO OBSERVE HOW IT HEALS. UNABLE TO WITHDRAW IT, THAT WAS WHEN HE NOTICED THE BONE HAD FUSED WITH THE TITANIUM.
Once you’ve healed, you’ll return for your permanent tooth. You’ll first receive an abutment – a connecting piece that attaches your tooth to the implant – before your tooth is secured to the abutment.
Caring for your implant is as easy as maintaining your usual dental hygiene routine. Brush and floss like you normally would, keep your regular checkups at All Bright Dental, and your implant can last a lifetime.
Implant-Supported Dentures or “Snap-Ons”
Implant-supported dentures or “snap-ons” are dentures that aren’t supported by your gums, but supported by implants. Because implants are involved you receive the benefit of preserving the bone in your jaw.
Traditional dentures are held in place by the natural suction of your mouth and with the help of adhesives. There are often issues with lower dentures slipping out of place, because good suction is harder to achieve when there is less of a palate. With implant-supported dentures, the denture snaps on to the implants, fastening them into place, with no more slipping.
Snap-ons are cared for much like traditional dentures. They must be taken out and cleaned every night, paying close attention to the attachments. And, like regular dentures, there is always the risk of dropping and breaking them, or losing them.
Dental implants are the superior way to replace teeth, but some patients prefer implant-supported dentures. This type of denture is usually less expensive than dental implants and is a reasonable interim step until a patient is ready to go with dental implants. Other patients are accustomed to traditional dentures and prefer to take their teeth in and out.
In the years Dr. Sean has performed dental implant surgery, he has concluded that, although snap-ons can be placed on the upper jaw, they are best kept to the lower jaw. The bone of the lower jaw is usually stronger and denser than that of the upper jaw. With repeated snapping and unsnapping, it is not uncommon for the snap-on implants from the top to come loose and fall out.
All-on-4 (all your teeth on four implants) is a dental implant procedure that uses a minimal amount of implants – usually 4 – placed in a specific way to provide the most support for a full set of teeth. All-on-4 has become a widely used dental procedure for replacing teeth.
Brushing, flossing, and your regularly scheduled checkups are all that is necessary in caring for your teeth.
4M Dental Implants
The 4M Dental Implant procedure was developed by Dr. Sean Mohtashami, the 4M implant specialist of Las Vegas. It starts with the All-on-4 concept of four strategically placed implants to secure a full set of teeth, and improves upon it. The All On 4 procedure simply replaces your teeth, whereas, the 4M procedure differentiates itself by rising to an art form.
The 4M procedure takes into account your lifestyle, personality, the shape of your face, your bite, and the way you smile. When designing your custom smile, Dr. Sean plans your 4M Implants with your future quality of life in mind.
If you’ve looked into All-on-4’s you’ve probably noticed that several doctors take part in the design of your teeth and the procedure. With so many people trying to communicate with one another, the chances of miscommunication and time-consuming explanations are high. 4M’s are completed, start to finish, by Dr. Sean, eliminating the risk of delayed work. Instead of being juggled around between doctors, the time Dr. Sean spends with you is time he can learn what you enjoy eating, what you like to do, who YOU are. This is the heart behind 4M Dental Implants – the creation of a smile that fits you.
4M’s are permanent and remain in your mouth just like natural teeth. After your 4M procedure, we’ll send you home with a FREE Hydro Flosser to help you keep your mouth clean and healthy!
“Everyone at All Bright made me feel very comfortable. I felt like part of the family. When you walk in they actually know your name, they know who you are and why you’re here every time you come in. You don’t feel like a number…Since I’ve gotten my new smile, I feel more beautiful, more confident, and I smile a lot more everyday.”
-Alisha, upper and lower 4M patient
“One of the things that made me hesitant in going into the process was the fear of pain and then the fear of possibly being put under anesthesia. And neither of which caused any issues or–basically, nothing was as bad as I’d built up in my head. And the finished product looks a lot better than I ever thought it would. And it’s made a bigger difference in my life than I ever thought it would.”
-Ashely, upper denture, lower 4M snap-on patient
“Do it. Don’t just think about it, or hem and haw, or I don’t know, I don’t know. Just do it. I mean, what else are you going to do? If it’s going to brighten your smile, make you feel better–do it.”
-Bruce, upper and lower 4M patient
THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
A little over 40 years ago we first started seeing dental implant surgeries performed. The advent of this procedure brought with it freedom. Patients regained their smiles and their lives.
There are many ways to treat the absence of teeth, but dental implants are as close as you can get to real teeth in appearance and functionality. They are permanently anchored to your jaw, so there’s no need to worry about them slipping at an inopportune moment. And there’s no extra fuss in taking care of them—just brush and floss like normal.
Below we discuss just a few of the benefits of dental implants:
Appearance and Functionality
- They look so real you won’t be able to tell they’re not your natural teeth—and neither will anyone else.
- When your jawbone erodes it impacts your face negatively, which can leave you with a sunken, older appearance. Since the implant is in your jaw, it preserves the health of your jaw bone, preventing deterioration. This will keep your facial structure and retain definition, sometimes even improving it. Other tooth replacement options cannot do this.
- Poor or missing teeth make chewing difficult. Often times your diet is hampered because you have to watch what you eat, nothing too crispy, nothing too chewy. Apples, carrots, breads, nuts… the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, many nutritious items that are off your list are vital to your health. The ability to chew correctly aids in proper digestion which is another important aspect to your allover health. Dental implants restore your ability to eat and chew again.
- If you’ve ever worn dentures you’re familiar with how they tend to slip. Repeated slipping becomes uncomfortable, and can rub. But dental implants are permanently affixed to your jawbone, and will not slip.
- No more surprise embarrassing moments in front of friends or coworkers. They are attached to your jaw.
- Say yes to dinner invitations. Be confident you won’t have to pass on a course because you can’t chew.
- Your smile will light up the room.
- Laugh, smile, share a story. Eat and drink like everyone else.
- No more shying away from photos.
- Your self-confidence will soar!
- No longer will a missing tooth keep you from getting that promotion.
- No extra maintenance required. Simply brush and floss like you would with natural teeth.
- No more cavities!
- We don’t speak for others, but when you get Dr. Sean’s 4M Dental Implants and keep up with your regular cleanings at All Bright Dental, we will honor a lifetime warranty for your dental implants.
The value of dental implants is more than just financial—the long-term investment. It’s also an investment in the quality of your life. It’s liberating to feel free to smile, and to again feel a part of everything. Dental implants can change your life.
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS SAFE?
Yes. When performed by a trained and experienced professional, dental implants are one of the safest, most predictable dental procedures.
We use only state-of-the art technology and materials at All Bright Dental. CT scans create digital 3D images of your mouth, jaw, and teeth in a matter of seconds. They can determine if your bone is strong and healthy enough to support your implants, or if a bone graft is the first step. We will see where your sinuses are located and where your nerves are. With this information, we can precisely plan your implant surgery.
When taking a dental impression, the most sensitive impression material is used so we are sure every curve and gap is recorded for the most accurate representation of your teeth. And, of course, only the finest materials are used when creating your teeth. The implants themselves are crafted from titanium—a non-toxic, biocompatible metal.
The success of a dental implant hinges on the strength of the bone it’s secured to. Once the implant has been put into place, your jawbone and the implant must fuse together. This is a biological process called osseointegration. As you can imagine, it takes some time for this to happen and for your bone and gums to heal after surgery. You want your implants, and therefore your teeth, to be anchored securely. When you come in for your implant surgery, you’ll receive the implants and a temporary set of teeth. The temporary teeth look just how your permanent teeth will look, but are made from a slightly softer material. For 4-6 months you’ll give your jaw the time it needs to heal. During this time you can have us make any adjustments to your temporary teeth, aesthetic or otherwise, so when your final teeth are fitted they will be absolutely perfect.This is another way All Bright Dental provides the safest implant procedure possible. We don’t see this step as a safety precaution, but as a necessary step. We wouldn’t do it any other way.
TEETH IN A DAY
When you have a 4M procedure, we will send you home with a set of new teeth that very same day!
Teeth in a day is refers to the set of temporary teeth you get the day of your 4M surgery. We couldn’t very well leave you toothless during the 4 to 6 months it takes your jaws and gums to heal!
Once the implants are in, Dr. Sean will fix a set of temporary teeth, (temporaries), to your implants that look much like what your finished and final teeth will look like. The main difference between your temporaries and your permanent teeth are that your temporaries are made from acrylic, whereas, your finals are made with porcelain. All foods may enjoyed once you have your finals, but with your temporaries, be a little cautious, as your implants and bone are healing and going through a process of fusing together, known as osseointegration. This process takes approximately 4 – 6 months. A successful integration is the foundation to strong, sturdy, lifelong 4M implants.
Understandably you would feel impatient to wait out this time, but what’s great about this step, is that for the 4 – 6 months while you are living with your temporaries, you have all that time to adjust the color and tweak the shape your teeth so that you can be sure your finals are exactly what you want.
Dr. Sean at All Bright Dental in Las Vegas has studied and honed the craft of dental implants for years. Dr. Sean developed the 4M Dental Implant procedure and considers all aspects of your lifestyle to create a smile you’ll live with and love for the rest of your life. He’ll take your case to heart and be with you throughout your dental implant procedure.
Come into All Bright Dental for 4M Dental Implants and leave that very day with a new set of teeth.