If you have multiple missing teeth, you are probably noticing that their absence has a negative impact on your day to day life. We rely on our teeth to eat, to help us form sounds when we speak and to give us a smile that we can be proud to share with those around us. If you have lost teeth or had teeth extracted due to damage or decay, you could be feeling self-conscious about your appearance. This loss of confidence can affect your personal and professional life and make it difficult to eat or speak normally.
In the past, there were only limited options for replacing missing teeth and all required multiple appointments and prolonged treatment plans. However, today there is also an alternative that can restore your smile in just 48 hours. It is known as All-on-4.
All-on-4 dental implants are an innovative new approach to tooth replacement. It utilizes the popular and effective design of dental implants with that of conventional dentures, combining them to create a superior denture that is attached to your gums using dental implant posts rather than a traditional denture adhesive. The denture is created from high-grade zirconia that most closely resembles natural teeth and has unrivaled strength and durability.
All-on-4 can be used to replace a full set of teeth in the upper or lower jaw, or even both. The process works using a series of just four titanium implants that are placed at strategic positions and angles. The placement of the implant posts is what enables the entire arch of teeth to be immediately loaded onto just four of them. Once in place, the dental implant posts will support your full, fixed arch that is permanent, secure, stable and looks entirely natural.
All-on-4 offers many advantages. These include:
Most people know that the dental implant process involves surgery to create a space into the jaw bone to place each titanium post. Since the entire arch can be secured on just four titanium posts, there is far less surgery required than to place a selection of individual prosthetic teeth. This makes the process simpler and less invasive for patients.
Unlike dental bridges and dentures which can have a reputation for needing regular maintenance and being quite fragile in nature, the All-on-4 is made from zirconia, which is widely considered to be the strongest material in dentistry. They are far more resilient than regular porcelain and acrylic dentures and are less likely to be affected by cracks, chips, and staining.
Dentures also have a reputation for being uncomfortable. Despite continually evolving designs to improve them, they can still rub against the gum causing pain and irritation. However, since the All-on-4 is secured permanently, it won’t slip and cause these problems.
Why undergo months of prolonged treatment when you can enjoy a fully restored smile in just 48 hours. With All-on-4, your prosthetic device will be created overnight, enabling you to have your new and improved teeth in place just 48 hours after your first visit to our offices.
For more information on All-on-4, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our offices where our knowledgeable and discreet team will be happy to help you.