Are you missing teeth? Many American adults today are missing some, if not most of their teeth. As we age, our teeth naturally begin to experience wear and tear. Not having good oral health habits at a younger age can also negatively affect the health of adult teeth.
Luckily, today’s dental technology has progressed in such a way that there are treatment options available. If you’re missing multiple teeth in a row, All-on-4 dental implants could be the solution you need.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are surgical components attached to the jaw or skull bone, depending on the location of the missing tooth/teeth. They act as anchors and secure the position of a dental prosthesis. Common dental prosthesis include crowns, bridges, or dentures.
What are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Similar to regular dental implants, All-on-4 dental implants are surgical inserts in the upper or lower jaw. They differ from dental implants in that they are designed to hold an entire bridge of teeth rather than one tooth.
Traditional dental implants require bone grafting to stabilize the implant. All-on-4 implants are placed at certain angles that allow them to be inserted without grafting.
All-on-4 dental implants use four implants placed strategically along the upper or lower jaw to hold the replacement teeth. The replacement teeth themselves will function and look exactly like real teeth.
What does the procedure look like?
Meet with a certified professional to determine whether or not you qualify for All-on-4 dental implants. Once it’s been established that you are a candidate, our team will meet with you and decide on a treatment plan.
We’ll take measurements and x-rays of your teeth to plan out your All-on-4 implants shape and fit, tailoring them specifically to you. Following the implant procedure, you’ll come in for regular checkups to make sure everything looks good. After about six months, your implants should be fused to the natural bone.
All-on-4 dental implants are a great solution for patients missing multiple teeth. Call our office today with any questions or to set up an appointment!