All On 4 Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

All On 4 Dental ImplantsWhen you are missing an entire arch of teeth, you aren’t destined for dentures, and you won’t find yourself getting a dental implant to replace every individual tooth. All On 4 dental implants are an innovative technology that makes it possible for you to have a secure and permanent solution for missing teeth. The term “All-On-4” is just what it says – all your teeth on four dental implants.

Why All-On-4 Is the Right Choice for Missing Teeth

Untreated gum disease is one of the biggest causes of tooth loss. Serious accidents can also be responsible for knocking out entire arches of teeth. If you find yourself with far too many missing teeth, or if you must have multiple teeth extracted because of disease or injury, it’s necessary to fill in the gaps that are left behind.

Eating, speaking, and smiling are all affected by your teeth, or the lack thereof. The shape of your face can change with missing teeth too. And good functionality is just as important as appearance when it comes to your teeth. All On 4 dental implants deliver – they serve as strong teeth that work properly, while also creating a flawless, natural-looking smile.

All-on-4 dental implants are also known as an implant-supported denture or a hybrid denture. The big difference, of course, is that dentures are removable. Implants stay put. Don’t be resigned to dentures as the only replacement for your mouth of missing teeth. All On 4 is a comfortable, appealing alternative to dentures that, ultimately, is the only choice that will look and feel right.

How All On 4 Dental Implants Work

All-On-4 dental implants replace an entire arch of teeth using just four dental implants. When you are missing multiple teeth in one area, the All On 4 dental implants are placed where you have the highest bone volume. This ensures that the implants will be more readily accepted by your jaw bone and tissue, and will allow the surgical area to heal better.

However, even if you have low bone density, you may still be a candidate for All-On-4. Your Commerce Township oral surgeon will let you know for certain what type of restorations are possible for your smile.

Once you have been given the green-light for All-On-4 and the implants have been properly fitted, designed, and surgically put in place, you will have to be patient during the healing time. The reward, of course, is your customized prosthetic teeth that make your smile complete and look natural.

The teeth attached to the implants are usually in the form of dentures (without the adhesive) or a dental bridge. They are securely attached to the All-On-4 implants. No slipping. No sliding. No worrying.

Avoid Denture Problems with All-On-4

Denture-wearers are grateful for a smile solution that restores all their teeth. However, this doesn’t mean they don’t have complaints about their dentures. Wearers of All-On-4 avoid the following denture problems:

  • Unreliable adhesive: Dentures that slip out of place because of poor or insufficient adhesive are a denture-wearers biggest nightmare. The last thing you want is to be in public, socializing, or at work and discover that your teeth are moving around in your mouth of, even worse, starting to fall out of your mouth. There is no adhesive necessary with All On 4. Once implanted, they aren’t going anywhere.
  • Poor fit: Dentures are designed to sit on the gum tissue and your jawbone but, over time, they can become loose. The jawbone can deteriorate with age, which means the dentures will need to be repeatedly adjusted or remade when they no longer fit properly. All-On-4 stimulates the jawbone by taking the place of natural tooth roots, avoiding this problem entirely.
  • Discomfort: The last thing you want is to be reminded that you are wearing fake teeth. Uncomfortable dentures will never let you forget that they’re taking up space in your mouth. Dentures can be painful, create soreness, and irritate the mouth after just hours of wear. The size of dentures can also be off, making them feel bulky and unnatural. Once All On 4 is in place, you’ll forget that your teeth are fake, and the implants will never take up more space than a natural tooth would.

The anxiety that can develop because of dentures defeats the purpose of replacing your teeth. When you’re self-conscious about your fake teeth, you will still be uncomfortable and embarrassed and reluctant to show your smile. All-On-4 eliminates these problems with their durability and natural appearance. You will be proud to smile again, not worried about the consequences.

Find Out If You Are a Candidate for All On4 Dental Implant Oral Surgery

All-On-4 dental implants change lives. The possibility of eliminating missing teeth without needing dentures is a dream come true for so many adults. Dental implants are designed to be long-lasting, and it’s a major benefit that they are comfortable and convenient too.

Wearers of All On 4 look natural and their teeth feel natural. There are no special cleaning requirements other than daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist every six months for an exam and cleaning. Enjoy eating again. Feel confident in any situation. Smile.

If you are ready to learn more about All-On-4 dental implants and other possible oral surgery solutions for your missing teeth, schedule your consultation with oral surgeon Dr. William Thompson at iCare Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center in Commerce, Michigan.

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