Losing your teeth is embarrassing, to say the least. Missing teeth can be detrimental to both your physical and emotional health. If you have lost all of your teeth, you may find yourself fed up with your dentures; they can be painful, inconvenient, and unstable. The difficulties that dentures present while eating can lead you to deprive yourself of your favorite foods. Luckily, there is a better, permanent alternative to dentures: All-on-4 dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of titanium cylinders surgically placed in the jaw to replace one or more teeth. When a patient is missing an entire arch of teeth (upper, lower, or both), the entire arch can be rebuilt on 4 implants. The All-on-4 treatment utilizes only four well-placed dental implants to hold a full dental bridge in place. Your dentist can even affix temporary provisional teeth on the same day as the implant placement. This prevents you from having to live your life with visibly missing teeth while your permanent set is created.
Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants
Dental implants have many benefits compared to dentures, but the primary advantage is that they help prevent bone loss. The implant is placed into the jaw bone so that chewing stimulates the bone and prevents atrophy. All-on-4 dental implants also offer the following benefits:
- Cost effectiveness: Since the treatment requires only four implants, you aren’t paying the additional money you would for extra implants under the bridge.
- Reduced need for bone grafting: The implants are placed at a tilted angle, which ensures a secure and stable anchorage and makes bone grafting unnecessary.
- Faster treatment and recovery: Your replacement teeth can be attached immediately to your dental implants, eliminating the recovery period between surgery and tooth replacement.
- Flexible options: You can choose whether a fixed or removable prosthetic is best for you.
If you are missing teeth and want to know more about the dental implant difference, schedule your consultation with Dr. Fiss today. Contact our office by calling (312) 951-5230, or fill out our online contact form here for more information.Read More