Revolutionary Dental Implants
Drs. Jason and Alex Hecht offer a variety of dental implants, from single-tooth implants to All-on-4 implants, which support full dentures on just four implants. Drs. Hecht are able to provide dental implant surgery and dental restorations at Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist. Dental implants restore stability and functionality to patients' smiles.View transcript
Dr. Alex Hecht: Implants are really not just used in dentistry. Hip replacements are also the same type of material. They're titanium. Knee replacements are the same type of titanium. As a matter of fact, there are quite a few implant companies that make implants for dentistry also make the hip replacements. Dr. Jason Hecht: A lot of people are interested in All-in-Four. What is All- in-Four? Essentially what it is, it's all the teeth on four implants. It's one, two, three, four. And the way we employ our All-in-Four, the times we employ All-in-Four are when someone has very little bone and there's no other way to do it other than putting in four implants. There are considerations for the top jaw and considerations for the bottom jaw. What exists on the top jaw is towards the back of the mouth is the maxillary sinus which is an open air space over here. An open air space means no bone. What we do is we angle an implant backward so we can get teeth as far back as possible while catching the area in the front of the jaw where there is more bone. That's why we use it in the top jaw. Places we use it in the bottom jaw is also when someone has very little bone, and they don't have bone going further back where they have this nerve that travels over here. What we with the CAT scan is we find the place where the nerve stops. We put our implants in front of that nerve over here. And again we angle the implant backwards so that we get as many teeth backwards as possible. That's the All-in-Four technique.