Have you heard about the All-on-4 treatment concept for people who have failing dentition, or who have lost all of their teeth?
Gum disease, bone loss and missing teeth affect millions of people nation, and even worldwide. Missing teeth not only influences the way people see us and how we see ourselves - but it can also be a serious health concern. Poor dentition can determine what we eat and how well our food is chewed.
All-on-4 is a dental restoration process for people who are missing many or all of their teeth.
You won't have to remove your teeth again!
Do you wear full dentures? If the answer is yes, you most likely get tired of taking them out and putting them back in.
Dentures usually come with their own set of problems. They can be bothersome and even painful. Dentures may slip and rub and you may tend to avoid eating certain foods. Even speaking may make you feel ill-at-ease. You may worry and feel self-conscious that you will be seen without your teeth.
You don't need to continue on with cumbersome dentures. The good news is that it is never too late to replace missing teeth. You can be rid of dentures once and for all when you have All-on-4 dental implants.
What is the All-on-4 dental implants process?
The best way to understand the theory behind All-on-4 dental implants is to first get an idea as to what an implant is.
Dental implants. When a tooth is missing, minor surgery is performed to insert a small titanium screw inside your jawbone. This screw replaces the root of your missing tooth.
A realistic and functional crown is then permanently attached to the screw. Implants can be treated as a natural tooth. You can eat normally and practice the same oral hygiene that you would on the rest of your teeth.
Why four implants?
Interestingly enough, dental professionals found that a dental implant is not necessarily needed for each and every missing tooth. They realized that when precisely placed - four implants on the top and four on the bottom of your mouth would restore a complete smile.
Titanium fuses to the bone. Implants are made of titanium - which is unique in that it can fuse to living bone. The natural bone of your jaw locks the implant in place by attaching itself to the titanium implant. The titanium post functions as part of the jaw bone and actually becomes part of it.
Many people have loss of jaw bone. The titanium posts prevent additional loss and will make the jaw stronger.
The process of All-on-4 dental implants
The first step to reclaiming your lost smile is to make an appointment with your dental professional. Your first appointment will be to determine if you are a candidate for the All-on-4 dental restoration process. If you are a candidate - your teeth and mouth will be examined and x-rays will be taken.
It is important for you to talk to your dentist candidly about your dental goals. You and your dentist will determine the best treatment plan specifically for you, including the type of anesthetic used, what to expect during the procedure - as well as aftercare.
Your new beautiful teeth
Your crowns will be shaped by using a computer process that will allow your dentist to design the crowns that will make your smile perfect. A machine will then make your crown. With this technology, your crowns will be made and placed on your implants before you leave the office.
You will leave with a complete smile
Many people worry that they will be left with no teeth while their mouth heals, or while waiting for their teeth. With All-on-4, you don't have to give this another thought. Your teeth are usually ready for you by the time your implants have been placed, and you can walk out of the office with a full mouth of teeth. A complete smile.
Lower cost with All-on-4 dental implants
Because each tooth does not require an implant, All-on-4 implants cost less. By using only four implants for the top of your mouth and four for the bottom, All-on-4 is the most cost-effective procedure for implant supported teeth replacement. A lower cost makes teeth restoration available for more people.
With this revolutionary dental process - your teeth can be restored to give you the smile that you have been missing. Whether you lost your teeth yesterday, or 20 years ago - it is not too late for you to be able to smile with confidence (and eat the foods you want). If you still have all or most of your teeth but have failing dentition - you most likely are a candidate for the All-on-4 dental restoration procedure. Call your dental professional to get the latest update on this amazing procedure.