TreFoil Implant Restorations


TreFoil Implant Restorations at Raptou Family Dental, Columbus, OHTooth loss is a serious issue that affects every aspect of your life. Biting and chewing become more challenging. When you cannot chew properly, your digestion and overall nutrition are affected. Your speech suffers, as does your smile. Tooth loss also impacts the health of your jawbone, leading to bone loss. The more teeth you lose, the more significant the effects. At Raptou Family Dental, provide dental implants as a treatment for replacing missing teeth. Implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth from a single tooth to an entire arch. We also provide options for full arch replacement, which includes TreFoil implant restorations.

What Are Dental Implants?


Dental implants are a treatment used to replace missing teeth. They provide a unique alternative to traditional bridges and dentures. Implants use small titanium posts, which are surgically placed into your jaw. As you heal, your bone fuses to the posts, stabilizing them within your jaw. The posts are then used to provide secure support for your replacement teeth. Dental implants are a versatile treatment and can be used to replace any number of missing teeth from a single tooth to an entire arch.

What Is TreFoil?


TreFoil is the latest in full arch replacement. It was developed by Nobel Biocare, the leader in dental implant restorations and the company responsible for the All-on4®Treatment Concept. All-on-4 dental implants are a full arch replacement designed to provide implants for those who do not have sufficient bone mass to support the typical 6 to 8 posts needed to support a full arch restoration. It helps many patients avoid the need for a bone graft. TreFoil takes this treatment one step further.

With TreFoil, we can provide you with a full arch restoration that uses only 3 implant posts. These 3 posts support a pre-manufactured framework that is made to match your arch. Along with providing you with a fully functioning set of new teeth, TreFoil is also a more affordable treatment. Not only does it cost less than a typical full arch replacement, but it also costs less than All-on-4.

How Does TreFoil Work?


TreFoil is a flexible treatment. It uses a bar, which acts as a base for your replacement teeth. We can adjust the bar according to your needs, allowing us to maximize contact between the implant posts and your existing bone mass. TreFoil uses an adaptive joint attachment system, which is the key to its success. This attachment system, in addition to the use of guided surgery for implant placement, helps us to attach the support framework to the implant posts. The system also provides incredible flexibility without the need to compromise structural integrity or the precision of implant placement.

Benefits of TreFoil Implant Restorations


TreFoil implant restorations provide several benefits. These benefits include:
•  All of the same benefits associated with other dental implants. Trefoil provides stability, comfort, permanence, and preservation of your natural jawbone.
•  Less surgery. Fewer implants means less surgery.
•  A shorter recovery time.
•  Affordability. Fewer implants and less surgery, as well as the elimination of the need for a bone graft, helps to make this treatment much more affordable than other implant options.

How Do I Know if TreFoil Is Right for Me?


TreFoil is a treatment used to replace an entire arch of teeth. It can be used in your lower jaw if you cannot wear a denture on that arch or you would prefer a more permanent, more stable solution. You may also be a candidate if you have already been deemed a candidate for All-on-4 but have avoided treatment due to cost.

If you have lost an entire arch of teeth and have been told that you are a candidate for All-on-4® Treatment Concept implants, you may also be a candidate for TreFoil implant restorations. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Raptou Family Dental at (614) 427-0449 today.

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