People who have lost their teeth or will soon have their last natural teeth pulled have various options for tooth replacement. One of the most innovative and highly reliable techniques is to attach realistic prosthetics permanently to dental implants which are anchored in the patient’s jawbone.
Dental implants function and look like real teeth. Caring for them is nothing different from the same oral hygiene routine patients are used to, like regular brushing and flossing. They offer great health benefits. And one of the most exciting things about them is how a new procedure now allows dentists to provide their patients with functional teeth the very same day their implant surgery is done. This also brings the cost down so more people can enjoy this amazing teeth replacement option.
Implants let patients enjoy normal function of their mouth and jaws. By replacing both missing teeth and lost gum tissues permanently, implant-supported teeth are able to restore the support of the cheeks and lips and help patients keep their youthful appearance. They can also use their mouth and brand new teeth normally for eating whatever food they want, chewing tough meat, talking with confidence, smiling, and more.
It’s an understatement to simply say that implants have changed the game in dentistry. Dental implants have transformed the lives of patients who are completely toothless and provided them with a solution that is not only reliable but also a whole lot more comfortable and secure than removable dentures. Also, dental implants prevent patients from losing jawbone density and volume that seems inevitable when teeth are lost.
What’s more exciting is how today’s state-of-the-art implant systems allow a minimum number of implants to hold a maximum number. What does that exactly mean? Well, it simply means that as few as four implants can support a full upper or lower arch of non-removable replacement teeth. It only gets better because now, you can have this done in just one day!
It’s true! In one day, patients can leave the dentist’s office with an amazing smile and a new set of teeth that works and feels like their own teeth. The All-on-4 procedure is a great option that is designed to maximize the use of the available bone with the use of just 4 implants for one dental arch.
Some patients want the All-on-4 method of teeth replacement as it can easily integrate with their existing dentures. Others like it because of the permanence that it offers. There are a lot of benefits All-on-4 full mouth reconstruction can offer. Here are some of them:
- Provides a really strong foundation with the implants with minimal or no movement at all
- Provides comfort that traditional dentures cannot give
- Integrates with patients’ current dentures
- Keeps jaw structure
- Allows patients to eat whatever they want
- No need for extensive bone grafts
- Shorter recovery period
Those patients who their dentists have said no to before because they don’t have enough bone for the implants can now enjoy the benefits of this great technique! So virtually everyone who has lost their teeth with or without severe bone loss, and those who have been wearing removable dentures finally have the answer they’ve all been waiting for!
You can now offer this amazing method to your patients! Dental Laboratory Associates can even provide you with chair-side assistance during surgery. Give us a call and we’d be happy to discuss the details with you.