02 Jan Why All-On-4 Might Be Right for You
Losing teeth is distressing and can lead to further dental problems. Fortunately, there’s usually more than one way to find a solution. Fixed dental bridges, tooth implants, and removable dentures are three potential choices. But many patients are finding their best smiles with All-On-4. Here’s why you should consider All-On-4 and talk with your dentist about how you can restore your smile with this unique dental solution.
What is All-On-4?
If you’re unfamiliar with the term All-On-4, it means replacing all your teeth with just four implant sets. Each set of teeth is attached to a single screw affixed into the jawbone. So, you only have to have four screws to hold all the new teeth in place. Instead of replacing individual teeth or surgically placing implants, All-On-4 can restore all your teeth with four primary anchor implants.
The replacement teeth are designed to look as natural as possible. They are typically made from acrylic, porcelain, or zirconia. Your dentist can help you make the right decision for your smile and walk you through the All-On-4 procedure.
Who Benefits From All-On-4 Implants?
Many people suffer from missing teeth, affecting their ability to bite and chew food properly. And it can also affect speech and self-esteem as they feel self-conscious about their smiles.
Some reasons people have many teeth missing are accident injuries, gum disease, or bone density loss in the jawbone. Particularly with bone density loss, eventual loss of all teeth is a real possibility. People with these types of problems will benefit significantly from All-On-4 implants.
Other patients who may benefit are those with damaged bridges, crowns, or uncomfortable dentures.
A Few Points to Consider About All-On-4 Implants
The primary advantage of All-On-4 implants is obvious —a restored smile with a complete set of natural-looking teeth. Additionally, there is improved eating ability. And from a medical perspective, gum disease and bone density loss are reduced.
However, getting used to the feel and weight of the new teeth may take some time. Biting and chewing may feel awkward for a while. Dentists also recommend that patients eat soft foods only for the first few months to adjust.
Get a Comprehensive Consult
If the state of your teeth affects your quality of life, book a consult with us at the Charlottesville Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center. We’ll examine your circumstances and take you through all the details of All-On-4 replacements. So, schedule a consultation and see if All-On-4 is the right solution for restoring your smile.