Trefoil Implant System
Tooth loss is a problem that affects a large percentage of adults; if tooth loss is an issue, we can provide some permanent replacement options. Using dental implants, we do more than replace, and we can rebuild missing teeth, giving you the look, feel and secured permanence of your natural teeth. There are several options with dental implants, the Trefoil™ Concept is the newest, and most affordable, proven full arch tooth replacement option for the lower jaw available today. Ask our staff at Peninsula Prosthodontics about the Trefoil™ Concept, by Nobel Biocare, it may be a great option for you.
Dental advancements in tooth replacement has been a rapidly increasing area of restoration because it has proven to have incredibly high rates of longevity and success. For several decades now, Nobel Biocare has been the dental industry’s leader in dental implants, having pioneered most of the implants used today. Treatments such as the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, has changed everything we know about dentures and the work is still going forward. You do not have to have the same denture system that previous generations complained about.
Today, we at Peninsula Prosthodontics are proud to offer the Trefoil™ Concept, which is the next step in permanent, full-arch, tooth replacement for the lower jaw. The Trefoil™ Concept is secured even more simply than previous versions, using only three dental implants to support a full arch prosthesis. This may not seem significant, but we have found that it makes for faster, easier surgical placement and reduces the overall cost.
What is Trefoil™?
Trefoil™ is a lower jaw fixed dental bridge or denture, this means that is it not removable. It is a system that we use to permanently secure your lower denture using dental implants directly to your jawbone. Using this process, we can provide you a full-arch, tooth replacement system that is supported with just three dental implants. The Trefoil™ Concept incorporates a pre-manufactured denture framework that is uniquely designed to match the lower jaw which is then surgically retained with only three dental implants.
How Trefoil™ Works
Trefoil™ is different because of the bar placement. The three dental implants are placed through a curved bar system, designed to match the shape of the lower mandible, meaning it looks like one unit when all together. This bar system allows us to maximize the amount of healthy bone that the implants are placed in, allowing for higher success rates and generally means that no bone regrowth is needed prior to surgery.
Is Trefoil™ Right For Me?
If you are looking for fixed or permanent tooth replacement options, we are happy to work with you to find the right design to best suit your physical and financial needs. The surgical placement of dental implants is a minimally invasive procedure, so it is often suitable for even our medically delicate patients. The Trefoil™ Concept is designed to fit a wide variety of patient needs and is even more affordable than other options. If you were previously a candidate for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept but turned it down due to cost, or because pre-treatment planning required a bone graft, the Trefoil™ system could be exactly what you have been waiting for!
Candidates for this type of surgery need to be able to heal at a normal rate. There are some factors that can reduce a person’s ability to heal properly including uncontrolled diabetes, cancer treatment, certain medications and the smoking of tobacco or marijuana. If you fall into any of the factors, we are happy to review your options with you, or even discuss treatment with your personal physician prior to surgery. In most cases, patients can be treated.
Our staff at Peninsula Prosthodontics looks forward to helping you have a beautiful, functional smile!
Please call Peninsula Prosthodontics today at (360) 328-1880 to learn more.