Dental Implants at Las Vegas’ All Bright Dental
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.
In 1886 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.
Parts of a dental implant:
crown, abutment, implant screw (w/ crown)
THE PARTS OF A DENTAL IMPLANT
There are essentially three parts that make up a dental implant:
- The medical-grade titanium screw
- The abutment
- The crown (tooth)
The titanium screw is implanted into your jaw bone becoming a tooth root, the abutment is a connector that goes on top of the implant and connects the crown to the implant, and on top of the abutment is the crown, your beautiful new tooth.
‘Dental implant’ is often used as a catchall phrase for the entire piece – this can be confusing. The implant is specifically and only the titanium post. The ‘teeth and gums’ part is called the prosthetic or sometimes denture and are made from a high-end acrylic or sometimes zirconia.
This is important to remember because if something, such as a warranty, covers implants, it’s the screws that are covered, not the entire piece.
A single dental implant is the best way to replace a missing tooth. Nothing looks more natural or lasts longer.
When receiving a bridge or a crown otherwise healthy teeth fall prey to the procedure. Healthy teeth are filed way down, removing enamel that protects your teeth from decay and over sensitivity.
The way it works is that a titanium post or screw is implanted into your jaw bone becoming a tooth root. An abutment is connected to the implant and the crown (tooth) is attached to the abutment.
Titanium has long been used in dentistry and is the ideal metal for any type of 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, your body will heal and the implant and bone will fuse in a process knowns as osseointegration.
A benefit to implants over a bridge is without a root in the jawbone, the bone will quickly wear away. An implant solves the problem of a missing root. As your jawbone looses density, the shape of your face changes and any remaining teeth will begin to shift, often leading to more dental work.
Single implants are very easy to care for, simply brush and floss like normal and use a waterpik and and keep up with your regularly scheduled cleanings.
By keeping your dental cleanings with All Bright Dental you are guaranteed a lifetime warranty on your implants.
4M Dental Implants
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 natural teeth than 4M Dental Implants.
The 4M Dental Implant procedure is the gold standard of dental implants; it’s a specialized dental implant solution for replacing severely compromised or missing teeth.
The teeth you receive with 4M are called a prosthetic or denture, and are secured to four titanium posts in your jaw. They are permanent, only removable by your dentist, they don’t cover your palette, they aren’t bulky, and are extremely lightweight.
On the other hand, a traditional denture is held in place by natural suction and often slips out of place. A denture is supported by soft tissue, covers much of your palette, inhibiting your ability to fully taste food, and is removable by you.
A side by side comparison of a traditional denture vs a 4M prosthetic.
In a matter of hours, 4M solves the expensive and time consuming problem of multiple dental visits for an implant here, a crown or two there, and a bridge here. With 4M, Dr. Sean can replace an entire arch of teeth in one day.
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. Live a life full of flavor and without pain. Come out from behind your hand and stop constantly thinking about your teeth. 4M’s are permanent and with proper hygiene, your implants can last you a lifetime.
Dr. Sean Mohtashami: Creator, Expert, Artist of the 4M Dental Implant Treatment
Dr. Sean Mohtashami is the authority behind the 4M Dental Implant procedure. It starts with as few as four strategically placed implants to secure a full arch of teeth. With over 20 years experience and countless challenging cases, Dr. Sean’s work is outstanding, with a reputation for being one of the top implant specialists in the country.
Dr. Sean not only performs the advanced 4M procedure, but regularly gives seminars and lectures to educate both the public and fellow dentists about this smile changing – LIFE changing – procedure.
4M’s are the best solution for missing teeth. Nothing looks, feels, or functions more like real teeth.
When designing your smile, Dr. Sean is looking at more than just replacing your teeth. He takes into account your lifestyle, personality, the shape of your face, your bite, and the way you smile. Dr. Sean plans your 4M treatment and smile with your future quality of life in mind.
Maintenance for your new teeth is pretty straightforward, brush your teeth like you normally do, use the HydroFlosser that we provide you as a part of your treatment package, and keep up with your regularly scheduled cleanings.
4M Dental Implants are the superior choice for replacing your teeth.
By keeping your dental cleanings with All Bright Dental you are guaranteed a lifetime warranty on your implants.
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS SAFE?
Once you’ve decided to get dental implants, the next most important decision is, “Who is going to perform the procedure?”
When performed by a trained and experienced professional, dental implants are one of the safest, most predictable dental procedures.
Dr. Sean Mohtashami is the answer.
Dr. Sean Mohatashami is a graduate of the USC School of Dentistry and the Las Vegas Advanced School of Dental Studies. His skill, artistry, and drive to take on more complex cases is how his 4M Dental Implant procedure was created.
Dr. Sean regularly lectures dentists on the life changing possibilities of the 4M Dental Implant treatment, sharing his wealth of experience and expertise.
4M Dental Implants are a specialized, high-end dental implant procedure for those who want more than just a smile, they want a better quality of life.
Utilizing state-of-the art technology and materials of the highest quality, Dr. Sean will create smile that can last a lifetime.
Utilizing CT scans, digital 3D images of your mouth, jaw, and teeth are created in a matter of seconds and 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, Dr. Sean can plan your implant surgery precisely.
Titanium is what the implant in made from. It’s strength and compatibility with our bodies and it’s proven track record, make it the best material for the job.
With Dr. Sean as your implant dentist, you can be sure of the safest dental implant procedure.
THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
A little over 40 years ago we first started seeing dental implant surgeries performed and over the years has been improved upon to become what we have today, the best way to realistically restore your teeth in both appearance and functionality.
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.
“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.”
-Ashley, 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
TEETH IN A DAY
You will never be without teeth – walk in with your old smile and leave that very same day with a new teeth! After surgery we send you home with healing dentures or temporaries for the duration of the time you’re healing.
After the implants are in Dr. Sean fastens temporaries in. They probably won’t be perfect, they’re just meant to be interim while you heal, but they will look very close to what your finals will look like.
The purpose of temporaries is allow time for your body to heal from surgery, for any swelling to subside, and for you to get used to having new teeth.
The healing period is generally 4 – 6 months and during this time you will have the opportunity to learn what you like or don’t like about the color, shape and fit of your temporaries. You’ll have ample opportunity to to make any tweaks aesthetically or otherwise so you can be sure your finals are exactly what you want.
Dental Implants – A Word to the Wise
Know What You’re Paying For
Teeth in a day is sometimes sold to you as if you’re leaving the day of surgery with your finals, when in fact they are your temporaries or healing dentures.
The difference between temporaries and finals is significant. Temporaries are an attractive set of teeth, but do not have a titanium bar milled inside them. Finals are the exact shade and shape you desire, plus the titanium bar.
We use a custom milled, grade 5 Ti6Al4V ELI titanium bar designed specifically for your finished 4M prosthetic. This bar is extremely lightweight and extremely strong – it’s what enables you to safely eat all your favorite foods: crunchy, chewy, hard, you can have them all.
On the other hand, temporaries, are made without
the bar and is done so for a few reasons:
- You don’t want to be chewing tough foods while your implants and bone are integrating – doing so could cause the implant to fail.
- It would significantly add to the cost of the procedure.
- As you’re healing, and swelling subsides, the shape of your jaw/mouth/gums change, and as this takes place your prosthetic stops fitting properly. You would find yourself having to buy a whole new titanium bar to fit the shape of your newly healed mouth.
Make sure when you get a quote for your dental implants that the price includes the final set of teeth. To give the illusion of a lower price, some places will quote you the procedure up to the temporaries, but you’ll soon discover that there is another chunk of money you’ll have to come up with in order to get your finals.
At the 4M Dental Implant Center, all dental implant consultations are FREE, with a complete exam and X-rays taken. You will leave the office that day knowing exactly what needs to be done and exactly what it will cost you – from the first impression we take to your very final set of teeth.
And we don’t stop there. Every 4M Dental Implant treatment includes a Hydro Floss® oral irrigator. You don’t have to worry about cavities, but you still need to take care of your gums; along with brushing, a Hydro Floss is a necessity. This helps heal your gums after surgery and gets under the gum line when brushing alone can’t.
Your 4M also includes your first annual cleaning and a LIFETIME WARRANTY on your implants.
TOOTH REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
No one wants to walk around with missing teeth. It affects your self esteem, your social and professional life. Fortunately, there are many tooth replacement options to help you repair your smile.