Patients with missing or failing teeth often feel like their situation is hopeless. Many people who come to our oral surgery office feel that their situation, appearance, and oral function are beyond repair.
Fortunately, there is a way for people to reclaim their lives after tooth loss, thanks to All-on-4. This implant process is a method of securing custom dentures to dental implants. After receiving a brand new smile, members of our community report a drastic increase in quality of life as well as renewed oral function. With All-on-4, folks with missing teeth do not have to hide in embarrassment or face difficulty eating their favorite foods.
Dental Implants and Dentures
Dental implants are prosthetics that replace the roots of teeth. Made from titanium, an implant is a post shaped like a cylinder. It is embedded into the jaw and from there, an implant can be used to support a dental crown or bridge. For those in need of a full smile restoration, a series of dental implants is used to support or anchor an arch of prosthetic teeth (denture).
Implants, once placed in the jaw, will be held firmly by bone mass after the jawbone integrates to the titanium post. This is a biological process known as osseointegration. When dental implants are used to replace a full arch of teeth, our oral surgeons will embed four implants throughout the upper or lower jawbone. These implants are placed in precise locations so that they can support and stabilize the force and pressure exerted on dentures during oral function. This means that patients with All-on-4 dentures can enjoy a full, balanced diet confidently.
Today’s dentures are incredibly lifelike. Made by trained dental technicians, a denture is crafted for each person based on very exact measurements. This will help improve one’s appearance because dentures will fit comfortably and properly in the mouth. Moreover, the materials from which dentures are constructed look very natural. Properly fitting dentures that do not move during oral function make a big difference in one’s appearance and self-esteem.
To learn more about All-on-4 and how our team can help you regain your confidence, call us today to reserve a consultation with one of our surgeons!