Tooth loss doesn’t just detract from your smile. It also can affect your health. If you find yourself needing to restore your smile, you should consider how the treatment you choose will affect your well-being.
All on 4 offers a structurally complete tooth replacement that includes root-like structures in the four dental implants that support the prosthetic arch.
The dental implants help to stabilize the jaw in the same way that biological tooth roots hold it in place. When the shape of the jaw remains constant, the fit of the appliance is more consistent over time, reducing discomfort and irritation of the gums.
An implant-supported denture also helps the patient continue to eat a nutritious diet. The bond between the bone and the four dental implants makes the appliance able to withstand chewing forces that approximate the strength of those of the natural teeth.
In addition to their structural benefits, All on 4 dental implants are convenient. Your oral surgeon can place the four dental implants in an outpatient procedure that is completed in a matter of hours. Most patients can be fitted with at least a temporary appliance at the end of that session. After the implants have osseointegrated completely, you can get your permanent appliance.
It is also easy to care for All on 4 dental implants. The maintenance of this appliance is somewhat similar to caring for natural teeth. You should be certain to keep the gum line clean so that it doesn’t gather inflammation-causing bacteria. The inflammation associated with gum disease has some correlation with other systemic issues, like heart disease and diabetes. So, it’s important to choose a tooth replacement method that is easy to keep clean.
All on 4 dental implants can help you to prevent some of the typical consequences of tooth loss that also have a negative impact on your health.
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and to be evaluated on whether you are a good candidate.