Did you know that over 35 million people in the U.S. are missing either all their upper or lower teeth? In the past, the only options for these individuals were limited to hassle-ridden dentures. But not anymore! Now you can get improved dental health with an All-on-4® mouth restoration. Even though it is a full restoration that might seem extensive, it actually isn’t. All-on-4® can restore your missing teeth to their former glory in as little as one day, all without the pain and discomfort of dentures.
What is All-on-4®?
The All-on-4® process consists of placing a full arch of false teeth onto four titanium screws that have been implanted into your jawbone. These screws are placed into the jawbone in precise positions to maximize efficiency. This full arch replacement makes individual tooth implants unnecessary. These new teeth will look and function the same as your natural teeth with no worry about any future decay. This procedure is a permanent solution that gives you the security that your teeth won’t slip or fall out no matter what you eat. They are a more cost-effective option for tooth replacement when compared to bridges because they are now permanent and will not need to be replaced every five years or so like bridges do.
The titanium screw implant has the ability to fuse to your jawbone, which makes it a more stable and secure way to keep your tooth in place. Not only will this help improve your dental health for the short term, but for the long term as well.
The implant becomes part of the jaw, which can help prevent bone loss in the future.
Because the jawbone stays healthier, your facial structure remains healthier and your face may look younger—an unexpected, but added benefit!
Are you a Candidate for All-on-4®?
Not everyone is a prime candidate for All-on-4® restoration. There are certain basic qualifications that must be met:
Healthy Gums – Because implants need to be placed through the gums and into the jawbone, you need to have healthy gums.
Healthy Jawbone – Along with healthy gums, your jaw needs to be stable and strong enough to support the implant. This could mean getting bone grafts, which would then make the treatment more extensive.
Good Oral Health – Smoking and other health concerns can leave patients at more risk. It is suggested that you be in good overall health before going through with this, or any, procedure. We will check your medical history to make sure you are a good candidate for All-on-4®.
If you meet the qualifications and we determine that All-on-4® is your best option, we will proceed with the treatment by inserting the implants and creating the full arch of teeth. After the implants heal, the arch can be placed and, voilà, you now have a full set of teeth again that will last for a lifetime!
If you are interested in learning more about full mouth restoration using All-on-4® and finding out if you qualify for this procedure, please contact us today! We are happy to help you achieve a healthy mouth and a more beautiful smile!