While there are many factors that contribute to tooth loss, such as diet, genetics, poor dental hygiene, and lifestyle choices (such as smoking), it’s important to take action to restore the missing tooth or teeth to prevent complications. Issues such as bone loss, speech impediments, premature aging, a risk of infection, and more can have a serious impact on your health and the overall aesthetics of your mouth.
Enter the dental implant: a revolutionary procedure that allows for the preservation of bone and other health benefits.
Dental implants replace a missing tooth or teeth with a prosthesis. The procedure is simple and effective: first, a titanium implant is inserted into the jaw bone, which will fuse with your natural bone over time to create a secure foundation for the abutment and crown. Next, an abutment is attached, which functions as an anchor between the crown and the implant. Finally, the crown, which looks like a natural tooth, is placed on top of the abutment. The end result is natural and secure.
The All-on-4® technique is a type of dental implant procedure that is ideal for those who have multiple teeth issues to result in full-arch restoration. It is a popular solution that provides quick, long-term results for an entire set of teeth. Unlike a single dental implant, which replaces each individual tooth and tooth root, All-on-4 replaces all of your upper or lower teeth in a single arch. With a short surgical procedure and a minimal recovery period, many All-On-Four patients are happy with their secure, natural-looking, permanent results.
Your oral surgeon can best determine if dental implants are the right choice for you, and if you are a suitable candidate for the All-on-4 procedure. Your oral surgeon will provide a full-mouth examination to determine your best treatment plan. Please contact our office today to schedule your consultation.