There are a number of reasons that adults are now choosing Dental Implants to replace missing teeth. Designed to last a lifetime, the advantages of Dental Implants are many. They are the closest thing to the natural teeth you once had, restoring the ability to bite and chew without worry.
For those who wear a full denture (on top, bottom or both), Dental Implants are even more ideal. Since an implant is not needed for each tooth, 6 or 8 implants can often be used to secure a full arch of teeth. Because the cost of implants is generally based on the number placed, this helps to keep treatment within reach for many individuals.
One sticking point with some Dental Implant prospects has been the issue of removable versus non-removable teeth. The more affordable systems have typically been those designed with removable teeth. For some, removable teeth, although firmly secured to the implants, are too similar to the denture they had – and detested. Memories of having to remove their denture and soak it in a glass all night is anything but desirable.
Modern dentistry has now developed a method that overcomes this, yet keep treatment within an affordable range — All On 4. The All On 4 implant system is designed to support non-removable teeth, often on just 4 implants. By placing the implanted portions at unique angles, they can better distribute the force of biting and chewing on fewer implants.
Another advantage of All On 4 is their ability to be placed in minimal bone. This is good news for people who are long-time denture wearers. Many have experienced a great deal of bone loss from the pressure of the denture on their upper or lower arch. Often, they are told they do not have enough bone to support Dental Implants. All On 4’s design overcomes this obstacle.
The type of Dental Implant best suited for you can be determined after an examination and review of digital ‘x-ray’ images. Begin with a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. During this time, we’ll discuss your individual situation and I’ll answer your questions thoroughly. Call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles to schedule.