When faced with tooth loss, several issues can arise. Tooth loss can cause significant complications, including difficulties, eating and speaking. Your smile suffers. Even the health of your jawbone begins to deteriorate. The more teeth you lose, the worse the effects. Dental implants have become the most popular treatment for replacing missing teeth, providing numerous benefits over traditional treatments. One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is their ability to restore stimulation to the jawbone, stopping and preventing bone loss. At Florida Prosthodontics, we offer a new option for full arch replacement with TreFoil.
What Is TreFoil?
TreFoil is the latest in full-arch replacement made by Nobel Biocare, the leader in dental implant innovation. Nobel Biocare revolutionized tooth replacement with the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, a treatment that replaces a full arch of missing teeth with just four titanium posts that took advantage of the existing bone mass, avoiding the need for a bone graft. Additionally, the treatment lowers the cost of dental implant treatment.
TreFoil is the next step. This system uses only three posts to support your full-arch replacement. The posts support a pre-manufactured framework that is uniquely designed to match the arch of your jaw. Not only does TreFoil provide you with permanent tooth replacement, it significantly reduces your cost.
How Does TreFoil Work?
TreFoil is a unique system that allows us to be flexible in its application. The bar that acts as a base for your new teeth is adjustable. Its adjustability enables us to maximize contact between your existing healthy bone and the three posts. The key to the success of TreFoil is the adaptive joint attachment system. This system, along with placing implants using guided surgery, enables us to attach the support framework to the posts and provides flexibility without having to sacrifice structural integrity or placement precision.
There are several benefits associated with the TreFoil system.
|•||You receive all of the same benefits that dental implants have to offer, including greater comfort, permanence, and the preservation of your jawbone.|
|•||Because there are fewer implants involved, your treatment time is shorter.|
|•||Your permanent teeth are placed in the same appointment as your dental implants.|
|•||You have less downtime due to fewer implants.|
|•||Treatment with TreFoil costs less than regular full-arch replacement with dental implants. It even costs less than treatment with the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. You can save upwards of $7,000 to $12,000.|
Am I a Candidate?
If you are missing an entire arch or will be soon, TreFoil may be the solution for you. It may also be an option if you cannot wear a denture on your lower jaw or you would like to have permanent replacement teeth. TreFoil can meet a wide variety of needs at a more affordable cost. If you were originally told that you were a candidate for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, TreFoil might also be a good option.
With TreFoil, we can replace an entire arch of teeth in less time, and you get your teeth in the same appointment. For more information, and to find out if TreFoil is right for you, call Florida Prosthodontics today at (321) 635-1175.