All On 4 Dental Implants
Millions of people all over the world are missing teeth. In the U.S. alone, over 35 million people are completely edentulous (having no teeth), and 178 million are missing at least one tooth. For those individuals, dental implants and dentures have become a common aesthetic and functional answer to tooth loss.
Modern technology, and continued advancements in dentistry has made procedures like dental implants much less painful (ask about sedation dentistry) and much quicker to complete. Many extensive procedures can now be accomplished in just one visit.
What Are All-On-4 Implants?
Historically, a common and popular solution for complete or substantial tooth loss would be removable dentures. Though these can be an affordable resolution, there is another choice that is more advanced and dependable: All-On-4 dental implants, and implant-supported dentures. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures require far less maintenance, and remove the need for unsatisfactory denture gels. For durability, stability, and ease, dental implants have become the most efficient multi-tooth loss solution.
All-On-4 dental implants are quickly growing in popularity for their ability to provide a permanent solution for those missing a majority, or all of their teeth.
What Can I Expect With An All-On-4 Implant?
After meticulous planning between you and your dentist, implants are custom made for placement and optimal support. Some oral surgery may be needed to allow for extractions or bone shaping prior to the four posts being implanted.
Temporary teeth are attached to the gum abutments during the healing process. After the implants and temporary teeth are placed, a soft food diet is required to allow time for the implants to integrate with the jaw properly. Once integration and healing are complete, the permanent replacement teeth are positioned for your final result.
Benefits of All-On-4 Implants
One of the most exciting parts about All-On-4 Dental Implants is that the procedure, many times, can be accomplished in a single day! While there is surgery involved, your new set of teeth may be available for same day installation. Implant surgery is precisely planned, and often leaves little to no post-operative discomfort. The teeth are implanted permanently into the jaw to simulate natural teeth, so the mouth feels and functions just as they would prior to any tooth loss.
Are You A Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Are you missing one or more teeth? Do you have healthy teeth and gums, as well as an adequate amount of bone density? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants.
Improving your smile with dental implants begins with a commitment to maintaining good overall hygiene. Healthy teeth and gums, as well as an adequate amount of bone density ensure that implants will withstand chewing, and day-to-day use of the mouth. Without regular check-ups, brushing, and flossing, implants may not be a possibility. Please Note: Patients with gum disease my need to undergo treatment in order to become an implant candidate.
If you’re considering restorative dentistry, please contact our office. We strive to offer all our clients (new and current) exceptional care and a pain-free experience. Our free consultation can show you how easy, and affordable it can be to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule your reservation today!