As we all know, there are many special advantages to living in the modern world. From the dental perspective, one of these is the ability to live without the challenges of tooth loss and the stigma that comes along with it. According to the Periodontic Association of America, roughly 175 million people of all ages have lost one or more teeth in their lifetime. What’s worse is that this number is actually expected to grow larger over time. This phenomenon has brought about growth in the replacement tooth industry as well as the revolution of dental implants. Dental implants allow you to get the most natural behaving and looking replacement teeth. However, the standard implant procedure is not always convenient or physically viable. The All-on-4® procedure can be a better solution in these situations.
All-on-4® is a minimally invasive method of placing a full mouth of dental implants by only using four implants to support a full arch (upper or lower) fixed non-removable replacement teeth. The process allows you to have a full set of teeth without the need to undergo multiple surgeries and replacement procedures to place a full set of implants in your mouth. The best aspect of All-on-4® is that the procedure can typically be completed in our office during one appointment with the patient under local anesthesia. People may need to have teeth pulled due to decay or have lost all their teeth, this is an excellent advancement that allows them to have a full set of teeth without undergoing multiple procedures. Additionally, this solution gives patients the kind of teeth that act and look like the original teeth.
Simply put, anyone who has lost their teeth and wants to have a good-looking set of permanent replacement teeth will benefit from dental implants. The All-on-4® system offers patients the chance to live a full, healthy lifestyle by replacing the teeth with implants instead of removable dentures. Someone who already wears dentures or is already missing multiple teeth is the ideal candidate for All-on-4® dental implants. Furthermore, this is an ideal procedure for someone that the time to have individual implants placed, the budget to pay for them, or does not have the bone density to support a full set of individual implants. The All-on-4® procedure is much faster and much more affordable.
All-on-4® implants are better than dentures in several ways. In the same way, they care for their teeth, patients take care of All-on-4® implants by brushing every day. Patients do not have to be cautious of what he or she eats because the implants operate in the same way as natural teeth. Patients do not have to remove All-on-4® dental implants when cleaning the teeth or eating. Furthermore, there is also no need for uncomfortable brackets or wires to hold the implants in place. Most importantly for patients, dental implants allow anyone to eat whatever they desire. Patients do not have to worry about hot or cold temperatures affecting their dentures. Also, patients can bite down with up to 70 percent more force, allowing you to eat all the foods you love. Lastly, All-on-4® dental implants look exactly like your natural teeth. No one will ever be able to tell that you are wearing a dental prosthetic. From an oral health perspective, it is also important to note that when you have All-on-4® dental implants, it is going to prevent bone deterioration in the jawbone and ultimately restore your facial features by preventing resorption. The process known as resorption involves the dental implants stimulating the jaw to send a message to the body that the jaw is supporting teeth once again. Resorption will help the jawbone to regain some of the mass that it has previously lost. Many of our patients who visit our office notice an extreme difference in their facial structure as a result.