If you have missing teeth, you may think traditional removable dentures or partials are your only option to restore your smile, oral health and ability to eat all the foods you love. Think again.
Today, the latest advances in dentistry give you a variety of implant-based tooth replacement options, including one called All-on-4™ dental implants. We call it our “Teeth in a Day” procedure, and it’s popular with patients who don’t want to live life wearing old-fashioned unsecured dentures that can be painful, inconvenient and downright awkward. Even worse, dentures may force you to give up eating your favorite foods and can even affect the way you speak.
How are All-on-4™ dental implants placed?
One of the latest advances in implant technology, this technique makes it possible for our surgeons to remove teeth and place fully functional implants in one office visit. During the procedure, our surgeons replace missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by only four dental implants. With fewer implants needed, the overall treatment time is reduced. Unlike dentures that can be unstable, All-on-4™ dental implants support a full dental bridge that is fixed within your mouth.
What are the advantages of All-on-4™ dental implants?
Growing up, you probably heard your older relatives complain about their dentures. Luckily today there are much better options. All-on-4™ dental implants offer a variety of benefits, from greater comfort to increased self-confidence. You may be surprised to learn:
- A dental implant acts like your own natural tooth root. You won’t be able to feel the difference.
- With proper care and good oral hygiene, implants normally last a lifetime.
- Implants make it possible for you to maintain your natural bone. Missing teeth can cause bone loss and the jawbone to shrink. This is because the bone is no longer stimulated when you chew food—something that happens routinely with your natural teeth. Significant bone loss can shrink the contours of your jawbone, causing wrinkled lips and a sunken mouth and chin.
- Are All-on-4™ dental implants right for you?
To find out if All-on-4™ dental implants are right for you, schedule a consultation today with one of Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona’s highly skilled oral surgeons.