Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

All on 4 Implants

Dentures can be a pain. Sure, they help you speak and eat like you have regular teeth, but they also come with their problems.

  1. Dentures can cause soreness
  2. excess saliva, and worst of all,
  3. they can slip out of position, making for really embarrassing moments

The dental industry is constantly advancing, and now, there’s a better option that will give you an new set of teeth in just one day.

All On 4 implants restore your entire smile with only – you guessed it – 4 implants.

The treatment involves just one surgery, and the cost of this procedure is much lower than other alternatives, giving you an affordable way to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Unlike dentures, All On 4 implants are securely placed deep in the jawbone, which means you’ll never have to worry about them shifting or loosening.

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To give you a better idea of how this procedure works, let’s first go through what a single dental implant looks like.

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is secured deep in your jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. After the implant is put in place, a crown is attached to give you a secure and functional prosthetic tooth.

The beauty of the All On 4 implants is that you don’t need a dental implant for each one of your missing teeth.

All you need to get an entire new set of teeth on the top row of your mouth is 4 implants that are strategically placed.

The implant material is made of titanium, meaning that it’s extremely durable.

The best part of the procedure is that titanium has the ability to fuse to your bone and to function as a part of it.

That means that the All On 4 implants will become a part of your jawbone, serving as prosthetic teeth that feel and look completely natural.

The implants can also help prevent future bone loss in your jaw. Your facial structure will be maintained for a longer period of time, and your oral health will be much better.

Dr. Jae Cho has expertly perfected this technology so that you can have a perfect smile in one day.

Here’s why patients who are missing most of their teeth rely on Wildflower:

  1. Our staff takes your comfort and care seriously
  2. We use the latest technology and techniques to guarantee that your visit is a pleasant one
  3. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health

After you leave with a brand new smile, everyday activities will feel different – better. The dental implants are temporary, which gives them time to heal and attach correctly to your jawbone.

Once that legwork is complete, we’ll replace those temporary teeth with permanent ones, leaving you with a smile that fits your facial structure perfectly.

If you’re not sure whether the All On 4 implants are right for you, consider these questions:

  1. Are you missing most or all of your teeth?
  2. Are you tired of dealing with dentures?
  3. Do you want a new set of teeth in just one day?
  4. Do you want teeth that look and feel real?
  5. Are you ready to have teeth that are secure and won’t wiggle or move?

If you answered yes to 1 or more of these questions, we’d like to invite you to a free consultation.

We’ll scan your jawbone to help you determine if this procedure is the answer to your perfect smile dilemma.

Give us a call to find out how you can save $500 off the All On 4 procedure.

Cleft lip and cleft palate are two common but markedly different birth defects that affect about one in every 700 newborns. These developmental deformities occur in the first trimester of a woman’s pregnancy; cleft lip in week seven, and cleft palate in week nine. Cleft lip and cleft palate occur simultaneously in about half of all cases, and separately in approximately a quarter of all cases.

A cleft lip is essentially a separation of the two sides of the lip. In many cases, this separation will include the bone and gum of the upper jaw. A cleft palate occurs when the sides of the palate fail to “fuse” as the fetus is developing, which results in an opening in the roof of the mouth.

The cleft deformities are categorized according to their location in the mouth and the size of the defect.

Unilateral Incomplete: A cleft on only one side of the mouth that does not extend as far as the nostril.

Unilateral Complete: A cleft on only one side of the mouth that extends into the corresponding nostril.

Bilateral Complete: Larger clefts affecting both sides of the mouth which each extend as far as the nostril.

Microform Cleft: A mild case of cleft lip which may simply form a bump on the lip, or a small scar line extending toward the nostril.

Reasons for cleft lip and cleft palate correction

Cleft lip and cleft palate are highly treatable deformities, though it may take a whole team of different specialists to fully treat the condition. The prognosis for sufferers who receive corrective treatment is excellent; medically, physically, dentally, and emotionally. There are however, a series of risks for those who do not receive corrective treatment:

  • Speech – Children born with either cleft deformity are likely to experience speech problems unless treatment is sought. Speech problems are detrimental to a child’s social and emotional development.
  • Feeding – Babies with a cleft palate or a complete cleft lip have problems drinking milk. The gap means that liquids can pass from the mouth to the nasal cavity. This can be dangerous unless the child is fed sitting upright.
  • Hearing Loss & Frequent Ear Infections – A cleft palate can cause the eustachian tubes (connecting the throat to the ear) to be incorrectly positioned. The fluid build up which results from this poor positioning can lead to painful middle ear infections. Severe and prolonged ear infections can lead to complete hearing loss.
  • Dental Issues – Abnormalities in the upper jaw, gum, or arch can cause teeth to become impacted (unable to erupt) or absent completely. The shape of the mouth might not permit proper brushing which can lead to periodontal disease and tooth decay.

What does cleft lip and cleft palate treatment involve?

Initially, surgeons will work to close the cleft openings in the first six months of the child’s life. Unfortunately, this does not cure the dental problems that occur as a result of cleft lip and cleft palate defects. The dentist will perform a thorough examination of the teeth surrounding the deformity. Panoramic x-rays will generally be taken to allow the dentist to determine the best course of treatment.

The dentist may implant teeth to fill resulting gaps, and/or place braces on the teeth in order to correctly align the upper arch. These treatments will restore functionality to the jaw and improve the aesthetic appearance of the smile. Dental restoration work can generally be performed under local anesthetic and will not require an overnight stay.

If your child was born with any cleft deformity, we strongly encourage you to contact our office to schedule a consultation.