Are you considering getting dentures for replacement teeth?
Dentures aren’t for everyone. They can slip around or even fall out entirely. Not to mention the fact that you have to take them out to clean them and put them back in using messy adhesives. However, there are some distinct advantages to living in a world with modern technology.
The revolutionary All-on-4® technique might be just what your smile needs! This procedure uses four strategically placed dental implants that allow a full-arch denture to be securely and permanently placed on top of them, either for upper or lower teeth. You will be able to eat all of your favorite foods again, and they won’t slip around or lift up out of place when you speak or chew. They won’t get lost or misplaced, and unlike dentures, you don’t have to take these out every night to clean them.
Who Should Take Advantage of the All-On-Four® System?:
The answer is simple! Anyone who has experienced missing or broken teeth, and who wants to have a permanent, full set of teeth to replace them should definitely look into getting All-On-Fours®. This revolutionary system offers patients the chance to live a full and healthy lifestyle by giving them a chance to have a brand new smile.
The Benefits of the All-On-4® System:
The All-on-4® system is more cost-efficient than dentures because they last a lifetime. They are placed using a minimally invasive procedure that is specially performed by expertly trained hands in order to restore the full function of your mouth and give you back all of the confidence that comes with having a beautiful complete set of teeth. The best part is that even on the day of your procedure, you will leave the office with a temporarily fixed, full-arch set of teeth! Nobody will leave our office without a smile on their face!
Because this procedure is performed using a unique computer-guided technology, your dentist has the ability to see where the highest density of bone is in your jaw without having to opt for bone grafting, which saves you from having any added expenses or a more prolonged recovery time. Without having to have a bone graft, you will heal faster, and you will save money.
Not only does this revolutionary procedure restore the function and appearance of your smile, as well as save you money in the long term, but it also helps prevent any further bone loss. These implants act as a support structure for the existing bone in your jaw, which gives them something to hold on to.
The Procedure For Getting All-On-4® Implants:
Since this is an advanced and very technical surgical procedure, a highly-trained dentist will use a particular computer program to determine the four best locations to place the implants. The dentist will then insert them directly into the bone through a small guide hole that was previously prepared. The actual implant piece itself is a small titanium screw that fits right inside your jawbone and essentially acts as the root of the missing tooth. Titanium is the best material to use for this procedure because of its long lifespan and strength.
A temporary denture is put in place so that you can smile and eat comfortably while the natural bone in your jaw heals and grows accustomed to the new implants, just like it would around a real tooth. Once this process is completed, the implants will be as strong as a natural tooth.
This entire healing process usually takes a few months, around 3-6 to be exact, after which you will be fitted with a full-arch denture set that is customized for you. It is color-matched to any existing teeth that you may have and shaped and sized accordingly as well.
Once your new dental appliance is set into place, you will be able to eat and drink your favorite foods and drinks and speak as clearly as you would with natural teeth. Keeping your new smile healthy and clean will be as simple as brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and by following a regular professional maintenance schedule with your favorite dental team, such as biannual cleanings and exams.
This part is especially crucial because, at every dental visit, they will inspect all of the pieces of your All-on-4® implant system and evaluate your bone density levels to make sure that your implants are doing what they’re supposed to do and that smile is in tip-top shape.
If you are experiencing tooth loss or decay, and you are tired of feeling like you are out of options for your smile, we can help.
Contact our office today for more information on how we can make you smile today!