07 Sep All-on-4 Will Have You Smiling Again in No Time
Is living with an incomplete smile affecting your daily life and your self-esteem? Many people suffer after losing their teeth. Fortunately, our oral surgeon can help with a revolutionary tooth replacement method called “All-on-4″. Using dental implants to anchor dentures, All-on-4 produces a natural looking, healthy smile that promotes ideal oral function.
What All-on-4 is and How it Works
Before dental implants, tooth loss was treated with prosthetics like bridges and dentures. These prosthetics can only replace the visible surfaces of teeth.
Since the roots of teeth went unreplaced with conventional prosthetics, bridges and dentures had limitations. For instance, dentures tend to move during oral function, which can make eating crunchy and fibrous foods quite difficult. Dental implants, however, do replace the roots of teeth. This improves oral function and prevents atrophy of the jaw bones.
A dental implant is a titanium component that is embedded into the jawbone. Since implants are constructed from a biocompatible material, the bone in the jaw will ultimately fuse to its structure. The fusion of bone to implants is what makes this tooth replacement method durable and comfortable.
With All-on-4, a full arch of dentures is secured to four dental implants. Implants are strategically placed in the jaw to support the force exerted upon dentures when eating. Dental implants will also keep bone active and stimulated, which reduces a patient’s risk for developing atrophy in the jaw.
Is All-on-4 Right for Me?
All-on-4 is a great treatment option for many people, but it may not be right for every patient. Certain health conditions can affect the success and longevity of dental implants. Common ailments like periodontal disease and osteoporosis could negatively affect dental implants. Patients who smoke tend to have trouble healing after their dental implant procedures.
The best way to determine if All-on-4 meets your needs is to schedule a consultation with an oral surgeon. After a thorough examination and review of your health history, our team will be able to tell if this treatment method is right for you.
Call Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery today to reserve an appointment.