When you lose teeth, your whole life is affected. Basic tasks like eating and speaking become more challenging. Your smile suffers, as does your confidence. Tooth loss also impacts the strength of your jawbone, causing bone loss. The more teeth you lose, the greater the effects. At Dental Arts of Frederick, we offer dental implants as a treatment for replacing missing teeth, including replacing a full arch of teeth. We have several options for replacing a full arch of missing teeth, including options for those with insufficient bone mass. The newest of these options is TreFoil.
Dental implants are a modern solution to tooth loss. This unique treatment uses small titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone. As you heal from surgery, your bone fuses to the posts, stabilizing them in your jaw and turning them into secure roots that are used to provide support for your dental restorations. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a full arch of teeth.
What is TreFoil?
TreFoil is the latest option for full arch restoration. This treatment was created by Nobel Biocare, the same developers of the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. The All-on-4® Treatment Concept was designed to replace a full arch of teeth for patients who do not have enough bone mass to support the 6 to 8 implant posts necessary for a typical full arch restoration. It allows patients to receive dental implants without the need to undergo a bone graft first.
TreFoil takes treatment for patients with insufficient bone mass one step further. Instead of 4 implant posts, TreFoil uses only 3. These posts provide support for a premanufactured framework made to match your specific arch. TreFoil provides you with strong, stable, fully functioning teeth all at a much more affordable price.
How Treatment With TreFoil Works
TreFoil is an incredibly flexible treatment. This treatment uses a bar, which acts as a base for your dental restorations. The bar is adjustable, allowing us to meet your specific needs and maximizing contact between your implant posts and your existing jawbone. The key to the success of TreFoil treatment is an adaptive joint attachment system. The attachment system and guided implant surgery allow us to effectively place your support framework on your implant posts.
The Benefits of TreFoil
There are many benefits associated with treatment using TreFoil.
||You receive all of the same benefits that other dental implant treatments offer.
||With only three implant posts, you require significantly less surgery.
||Less surgery results in a shorter recovery period.
||Treatment is much more affordable. Fewer implant posts, less surgery, and avoiding a bone graft all help to reduce the cost of TreFoil.
Is TreFoil Right for Me?
TreFoil is a type of full-arch restoration. Like All-on-4®, it is designed for patients who do not have enough bone mass remaining in the jaw to support the 6 to 8 implant posts typically used for a full arch restoration. Candidates for TreFoil have often been told that they are candidates for All-on-4®. However, if you have avoided All-on-4® due to cost, TreFoil may be an ideal option.
If you have been told that you are a candidate for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, but have avoided treatment due to cost, TreFoil may be the option for you. Call Dental Arts of Frederick today at 301-732-7277 to learn more.