Many baby boomers can recall seeing their parents’ or grandparents’ teeth soaking in a glass at night. Years ago, there was an assumption that, with old age, came tooth loss.
We now know that’s not the case. Adults in all age groups lose teeth due to accidents, gum disease or dental fear. Some of them lose all their upper and/or lower teeth and have to rely on a denture or partial.
Perhaps the haunting memory of teeth in a glass has made today’s adults more apt to choose Dental Implants to replace missing teeth. With so many advantages of Dental Implants, there are really no reasons NOT to choose them for tooth replacement. Designed to last a lifetime, Dental Implants are the closest thing to the natural teeth you once had. They restore the ability to bite and chew without worry and laugh confidently.
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. Placing fewer implants also helps to minimize treatment fees since the overall cost is largely based on the number placed.
Dental Implants come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate various needs. For those who are missing all upper or lower teeth, some implant types are designed to support a full arch of removable teeth while others support non-removable (or ‘fixed’) teeth.
In the past, the more affordable systems have typically been those that have removable teeth. However, some people feel this is too similar to the denture they had. Leave it to modern dentistry to find a way to overcome the issue of removable versus non-removable while keeping treatment fees at a reasonable level.
The All On 4 implant system is designed to support non-removable teeth on just 4 or 6 implants. By placing the implanted portions at unique angles, each implant can better distribute the force of biting and chewing so fewer implants are needed.
Another advantage is All-On-Four’s ability to be placed in minimal bone. Often, long-time denture wearers experienced a great deal of bone loss from the pressure of the denture on their upper or lower arch. Without sufficient bone mass to support the implanted portions, many were told that Dental Implants wouldn’t be possible without a bone graft or bone rebuilding procedures. All On 4’s unique design overcomes this obstacle.
While All On Four provides many benefits, the type of implant best suited for you can be determined after an examination and review of digital imaging. During a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, we’ll discuss your individual needs and goals and even payment options. Call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles to schedule.