Building a Beautiful New Smile with Four Implants
One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is their flexibility. An individual implant can take the place of a single tooth, but if you’ve lost all of your teeth at once, you can rebuild your entire grin with just four posts. And with All-on-4 in Anthem, you won’t have to wait too long before your new life with strong, beautiful implant-retained dentures begins. Do you think you’ll be needing a full arch of new teeth soon? Call Dr. Anderson today to see if you could be a candidate for All-on-4.
How Do All-On-4 Implants Work?
Like with any implant procedure, the goal of All-on-4 is to set sturdy, strategically placed roots that can support prosthetic teeth. In this case, four implant posts are used, and the two near the back of the mouth will be placed at a 45-degree angle. That puts them in contact with the areas of the jaw where bone density tends to be higher; as a result, they can usually bear the load of temporary dentures immediately after the surgery, and they can integrate with the rest of your mouth without the need for a bone graft or other preparatory procedures.
Am I A Candidate for All-On-4 Implants?
All-on-4 is used when an entire row needs to be replaced (usually because either most of the teeth are already gone or because they need to be extracted for healthy reasons). Certain oral health problems like gum disease can lead to implant failure, so Dr. Anderson will need to evaluate the state of your mouth first. She will also ask about other factors that could lead to complications, such as smoking habits. Note that even if you have already experienced bone loss in your jaw, it is often still possible to have All-on-4 dental implants placed.
What Are the Benefits of All-On-4 Implants?
- Improved Appearance: Without implants, your jaw and your overall facial structure could start to deteriorate, causing wrinkles to form. All-on-4 can stop bone loss and help you look younger.
- Varied Diet: You won’t need to avoid your favorite meals at home or in public anymore. Implants will let you chew all kinds of foods for better nutrition.
- Faster Results: Fewer implants means less recovery time, and you can receive new dentures in as little as a day.
- Easy Care: Daily brushing and flossing – in addition to regular dental checkups – will help you maintain your implants so that they can last for decades.
All-On-4 VS Traditional Dental Implants
For many patients, All-on-4 can greatly simplify the implant process. It can take 6 to 8 implants to anchor full dentures in place using traditional methods, and patients are far likelier to need a bone graft to make the procedure viable. Not only is All-on-4 more conservative in comparison, but it also reduces the amount of time you’ll spend waiting for your mouth to heal so you can move on to the next stage of the process.
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