All-on-4 implants use four titanium posts surgically inserted into the jawbone to support a full set of upper or lower teeth. All-on-4 dental implants are sturdy, function almost exactly the same as natural teeth, and are more natural-looking than traditional dentures.
A full set of All-on-4 implants not only restore your gorgeous smile, but the tooth replacement solution offers several benefits over other options for replacing missing teeth. Traditional dental implants require an implant and crown for each individual tooth you replace, while All-on-4 replaces the full upper or lower teeth in one day, with one surgery, and just four implants.
Unlike traditional removable dentures, All-on-4 implants are permanently secured in your mouth to function more like natural teeth. There is no need for denture adhesive with All-on-4 implants. Dentures can shift and loosen over time, causing discomfort and sore spots in your mouth, but All-on-4 implants are custom fit and stable.
Implants help maintain the jawbone structure, while traditional dentures do not. People replacing all of their teeth with dentures often find their face takes on a sunken appearance as the jawbone deteriorates.
Not everyone can get All-on-4 implants. You’re a good candidate if you have lost all or most of your teeth on the top or bottom due to tooth decay or injury. The team at A Smiling Heart Dentistry takes X-rays of your jaw bones and remaining teeth and discusses your medical history.
If there is not enough density in the jawbones or the gum tissue won’t support the implants, you won’t be a candidate for the procedure. Also, some underlying health issues can prevent adequate healing after implants and may disqualify you from choosing this restoration option.
After you heal from the implant surgery, you care for your All-on-4 implants the same way you would natural teeth. Brush and floss twice daily and maintain regular dental appointments for professional cleanings and exams and your implants should last 20 years or more.
You deserve to feel confident about your smile. To find out if All-on-4 implants are right for you, call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.