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"ALL-ON-4" AND FULL ZIRCONIA IMPLANT-SUPPORTED ARCHES.

The Leigh Smile Center is happy to offer patients "All-ON-4" and Full Zirconia Implant-Supported Arch Concept. These are full rehabilitation treatments for the edentulous patient.

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A Healthy Smile.

A healthy smile is one of your most attractive features.

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The Leigh Smile Center

Located in the rural community of Westlock, about 50 minutes north of Edmonton.

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Dr. Leigh and one of his Dental Assistants

Performing Implant Dental Surgery on a Patient.

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Dr. Leigh with Observers

Observing an Implant Dental Surgery.

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A Single Dental Implant

Dental Implants are very small Surgical Titanium Screws, with a special coating that bonds with the bone.

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Model Showing Dental Implants

Model with Dental Implants and Ball Abutments for Denture attachment.

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Tissue Surface of Denture

Denture showing the Ball Abutment Connectors.

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Model with Denture Attached

Model showing Denture connected to Ball Abutment Implants.

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Radiograph

This radiograph shows the 5 Implants placed, with two angled implants at the outside positions.

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Radiograph with Bar Attached

This radiograph shows the 5 Implants placed with Titanium Framework.

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Dr. Leigh's License Plate

If you happen to see him, he'll be happy to speak with you about Dental Implants.

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Implant Bar Overdenture Model

The model shows how the Denture attaches to the Implant Bar after the Implants have been placed. A removable prosthesis.

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Implant Titanium Framework

Titanium Frameworks are made out of a solid block of Titanium using CAD/CAM technology.

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Titanium Framework with Attaching Screws

This framework attaches the Denture to the Implants with fixation screws (a Fixed Implant Appliance).

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Our staff will answer all your questions, and attempt to make your visit as pleasant as possible.

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The Leigh Smile Center has introduced a New 2017 Dental Implant Fee Schedule, which we believe will make Dental Implants cost-effective for patients. We want our patients to be able to take advantage of the many benefits of Dental Implants.

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"A team from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland tested the antibacterial action of coconut oil in its natural state and coconut oil that had been treated with enzymes. The oils were tested against strains of Streptococcus bacteria which are common inhabitants of the mouth. They found that enzyme-modified coconut oil strongly inhibited the growth of most strains of Streptococcus bacteria including Streptococcus mutans — an acid-producing bacterium that is known to be a major cause of tooth decay." Source: Alpha Galileo Foundation http://www.alphagalileo.org

 

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ALL-ON-4 Concept:(12 TEETH SUPPORTED BY 4 TO 6 IMPLANTS)

IMPLANT DIRECT's "All-Over-4" treatment concept utilizes 4 Implants to support a fixed screw-retained implant appliance. All-Over-4 and Teeth-in-1 Day are registered trademarks of Implant Direct Sybron International. A similar treatment option is NOBEL BIOCARE's "All-On-4" and "Teeth-in-A-Day" which are registered trademarks of Nobel Biocare. Another similar concept, "All-in-one" (a full Zirconium Implant Arch), is a registered trademark of Quadrant Dental. SEE BELOW. Another example is the "PRETTEAU Dental Implant Bridge" (full contour Zirconia) from Tischler Dental Laboratory. As you can see, there are many options for screw-retained implant appliances in the marketplace.
These appliances are used for the total rehabilitation of the edentulous patient.  We are now pleased to offer this innovative treatment option to our patients who request it.
All trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

FEES:

Maxillary (Upper Appliance) a Fixed / Removable "HYBRID" Appliance.
In all of these appliances
we use Nobel Procera Services (Nobel Biocare) MILLED TITANIUM FRAMEWORKS exclusively.
1.  MAXILLARY FEES (Upper Appliance)                 $18,000. to $22,000.
2.  MANDIBULAR FEES (Lower Appliance)              $16,000. to $18,000.
The lower fee of the two fees above are for cases where 4 implants are used at the patient's request. The higher fee above is for cases where 6 implants are utilized.
     Above Fees include the Implant Placement Surgery and All the Implants and Abutments, including the final restoration.
3.  *** Immediate Function (
Teeth-in-1-Day) ...    ADD  $2,000. (To the above Fees)
     *** If the patient requires Immediate Fixed Temporary Teeth.

     THE DENTAL IMPLANT CONSULTATION IS INCLUDED IN THE FEE

PROF. PAULO MALO of the Malo Clinic, Spain (and other locations throughout the world)
Prof. Malo pioneered the idea of total rehabilitation of the edentulous patient developed in the early 1990’s at the Malo Clinic in Spain, which allows for immediate function, full-arch Implant-Supported appliances. This treatment option can avoid the necessity for sinus grafting by utilizing angled implant placement in the posterior maxilla (upper jaw).This Implant Therapy option is now promoted by many Implant manufacturers.

"The placement of dental implants for single tooth restoration started with edentulous sites and has evolved to immediate extraction and placement of an implant in a single day. Immediate "loading" of single implants is a misnomer as single implants cannot truly be loaded without a high risk of failure. However, with full arch replacement there is now true multiple placement and immediate loading in a single day! This technique is gaining worldwide popularity as it is a true immediate (temporary) fixed prosthetic alternative to removable solutions. It is a predictable, esthetic and (cost-effective) solution, versus up to a dozen implants and grafts needed for a past traditional fixed solution to the edentulous arch."  BioHorizons Canada                                  

DENTURES ON IMPLANTS: (Please see the "Terminology" Page)

If you’re tired of your current dentures moving around in your mouth, and think denture adhesive is bothersome, our denture replacement solution may be right for you. A fixed denture replacement solution consists of a dental implant bridge that is supported by four or more dental implants. By using dental implants to secure the dentures, the need for denture adhesive is not necessary. Because the dental implants function like the natural roots, the dentures will feel somewhat like your natural teeth. Ask our dentists if you may be a candidate for a fixed (screw-retained) dental implant appliance to replace your conventional denture.

Implant Appliance Utilizing 5 Implants: Digital Panorex X-RayLower Titanium 'Hybrid' Framework Implant Appliance

           The Acrylic teeth are just barely visible, of course, since it is an X-Ray.

Titanium Framework Planning Design: Utilizing 6 implants
Titanium Framework 1

Titanium Framework 2

Titanium Framework 3

Titanium Framework 4

Titanium Framework 5

    Six Implant Hybrid Appliance
   Panorex of 6 Implant Lower Arch "Hybrid" Screw-retained Appliance.

 

ZIRCONIA ARCHES:

Zirconia Arches
Picture courtesy of Quadrant Dental Laboratory.

FULL IMPLANT-SUPPORTED ZIRCONIA APPLIANCES: Zirconia is an EXTREMELY HARD, and DENSEmaterial.

We offer “ALL-IN-ONE” Full Arch Rehabilitation for edentulous patients (utilizing 4 to 6 Implants per arch).
FEES:
1.  MAXILLARY ARCH (Upper Arch)                $24,000.
2.  MANDIBULAR ARCH (Lower Arch)             $22,000.
These prices include a CAD/CAM Computer designed and Milled temporary Verification Bridge.
We are now able to offer our patients a low cost option for Full Arch Rehabilitation.

"Although ceramics are brittle materials, the phase transformation of zirconia under stress makes this ceramic highly resistant to fracture. Zirconia may be used to fabricate highly esthetic restorations anywhere in the mouth. ... In dental ceramics, zirconia can inhibit crack growth and prevent catastrophic failure."  Russell Giordano, DMD, CAGS, DMSc; and Carlos Eduardo Sabrosa, CD, MSD, DScD, Zirconia: Material Background and Clinical Application, Compendium,November/December 2010, Volume 31, Issue 9, Published by AEGIS Communications.

"Structural properties: The transformation toughened Zirconia has unique properties such as high fracture toughness and strength. Extensive laboratory studies confirmed the strength, superiority of zirconium-based restorations. Excellent material physical properties, biocompatibility, and superior aesthetics make Y-TZP a popular material among the contemporary all-ceramic material. Extensive in vitro and in vivo studies have confirmed high fracture resistance and its use in stress bearing areas. The five-year clinical follow-up studies that are in progress have shown a positive result at the end of first year." Pilathadka S., Vahalová D., Vosáhlo T., The Zirconia: a New Dental Ceramic Material. An Overview,  Department of Stomatology, Faculty of Medicine Hradec Králové, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, Prague Medical Report / Vol. 108 (2007) No. 1, p. 5–12

"Zirconia is one of the most promising restorative biomaterial, because it has very favorable mechanical and chemical properties suitable for medical application. Zirconia ceramics (ZrO 2) are becoming a prevalent biomaterial in dentistry and dental implantology. Zirconia stabilized with Y 2 O 3 has the best properties for these applications. Zirconia biocompatibility had been studied in vivo as well as in vitro; no adverse response was reported following the insertion of ZrO 2 samples to bone or muscle. In vitro experimentation showed absence of mutations and good viability of cells cultured on this material. Zirconia cores for fixed partial dentures (FPD) on anterior and posterior teeth and on implants are now available. Mechanical properties of zirconium oxide FPDs have proved superior to those of other metal-free restorations. Clinical evaluations, which have been ongoing, indicate a good success rate for zirconia FPDs. Zirconia implant abutments can also be used to improve the aesthetic outcome of implant-supported rehabilitations. Newly proposed zirconia implants seem to have good biological and mechanical properties. Ramesh T.R., Gangaiah M., Harish P.V., Krishnakumar U., Nandakishore B., Zirconia Ceramics as a Dental Material - An Overview, Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, 01/2012; 26: 154-160

ADVANTAGES: (click on the hyperlinks below for manufacturer's information)
    - This one-piece Fixed Full Zirconia Arch is Screw-Retained.
    - Its monolithic (one solid screw-retained restoration) structure makes it very strong.
    - The “ALL-IN-ONE” Implant Bridge allows for easy cleaning by the patient and removability by the clinician.

For more information on Zirconia Appliances please visit: https://quadrantdentallab.com

ALL-IN-ONE
Picture courtesy of Quadrant Dental Laboratory.

SURGICAL GUIDES:

All the above Implant Surgery Cases are performed using Computer Generated Surgical GuideMaxillary Surgical Guides from Austen Texas, and Israel.



 

MAXILLARY SURGICAL GUIDE
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All services are being provided by General Dentists.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no "Specialists" in Dental Implant treatments in Alberta or Canada. No Dentist in Alberta, including Oral Surgeons, Periodontists,
Prosthodontists, Orthodontists, or Endodontists, etc. is allowed to call him or herself a "Specialist" in the area of Dental Implants, or to say that
they "Specialize" in Dental Implants. (To do so is false and misleading, according to the Alberta Dental Association + College, and violates the ADA+C's
Code of Ethics). Dental "Specialists" in other areas of Dentistry are NOT also "Specialists" in Implant Dentistry.
Disclaimer:
Notice to Website Viewers: This website is provided for information and education purposes only. No doctor/patient relationship is established by your use of this site. No diagnosis or treatment is being provided. The information contained here should be used in consultation with a Dentist of your choice. No guarantees or warranties are made regarding any of the information contained within this website. The information is common knowledge in the practice of placing and restoring dental implants. This website is not intended to offer specific medical, dental or surgical advice to anyone; only to provide possible alternatives to standard dental treatments for replacing missing teeth. Further, this website and Dr. Leigh takes no responsibility for websites hyper-linked to this site, and such hyper-links do not imply any relationship or endorsement of the linked sites.

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