If you seek a highly qualified cosmetic or implant dentist in North Spokane, contact Andrew Biggs, D.D.S. for a consultation.
Andrew T. Biggs, D.M.D.
1625 W. Francis
Spokane, Washington 99205
Did you know that more than 35 million people in the U.S. are missing all of their teeth on one or both arches? Also, it is estimated that an additional 30 million people have bad teeth and/or periodontal disease, and will face losing all of their teeth in the near future. In the past, the only solution for these patients has been full dentures.
The traditional approach to replacing a full set of missing teeth has been to use full dentures. A full denture is a set of artificial teeth that rests on the gum line, and can often provide an excellent cosmetic result. However, dentures have a number of key problems.
Dental implants have proven to be an ideal solution for those missing all of their teeth on one or both arches:
Dental implants have proven to be the preferred approach to replacing a full set of missing teeth, and are a much better solution than dentures. But choosing the right dental implant treatment approach can be confusing. Dr. Biggs and his staff will guide you through the process of choosing what is right for you.
In the past, one of the drawbacks to dental implants has been that the procedure is complicated, involving several different dentists, or specialists, and taking many months to complete. Many dentists still use this approach, but not Dr. Andrew Biggs. Qualified patients receive their implants and beautiful new teeth all in the same day. Dr. Biggs uses 3D CAT Scanning technology for treatment planning, they have a specialised Dental Implant Lab to manufacture and fit your new teeth, and they use the latest in Immediate Function clinical techniques and protocol.
What was nearly impossible just a short time ago, is now a reality for most patients. You, too, can receive beautiful new teeth, in just one day! Advances in implant technology and new protocols developed by experienced Oral Surgeons and Prosthodontists allow less invasive surgery without bone grafts that results in the ability to replace failing or missing teeth with customized, hand-crafted replacements immediately.
Bone grafts require a delay of many months before a patient could be fitted with and receive replacement teeth. Those patients would have to endure ill-fitting, temporary dentures or be toothless during this period.
Most patients are qualified to arrive for surgery, have their implants placed, and their replacement teeth fitted in just one day. Of course there are a few dental and medical conditions that may make this difficult, so Dr. Biggs and his staff will discuss your case thoroughly with you.
The Nobel Biocare All-on-4 Procedure is an Immediate Function protocol that is attractive to people with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. After initial work-up, qualified patients receive just four Implants and a full set of new replacement teeth in just one appointment--without bone grafts. The real appeal is how quickly dentures can be replaced with permanent Implants and fixed, non-removable, new replacement teeth.
The Nobel Biocare Mission Statement: At Nobel Biocare, our mission is to be the most desirable partner in science-based solutions that help dental professionals to make a real and lasting difference to the well-being of their patients, empowering them to lead healthier and more satisfying lives.