All-on-4 is the name of a life-changing procedure in the field of implant dentistry. This method is used to replace an entire arch of teeth, either lower or upper, with a natural looking appliance that is securely anchored on four dental implants. It is a revolutionary technique in restorative dentistry. The process requires a non-complex bone grafting procedure and results in the perfect solution for individuals who have loose dentures, bridgework with failing crowns, gum recession and severe bone loss. Continue reading for more about the advantages of an All-on-4 dental implant.
Restores aesthetics and function
All-on-4 implants have the ability to make you smile again. With this procedure you will experience a remarkable degree of appliance stability, chewing ability and enhanced comfort. Your new teeth will look like your own real teeth and be nearly as strong. You will be able to laugh around the dinner table with friends without worrying about your appliance looking fake or coming loose.
Improves your facial appearance
This procedure helps to prevent the loss of jawbone and the deterioration of the facial structure that is usually linked with missing teeth. The loss of the support structures in the face — bone and teeth — accounts for the hollow look that is common for people with missing teeth. The “caved in” appearance and wrinkling of the lips is virtually eliminated with dental implants. You will instantly look younger and healthier.
Enables you to eat what you want, when you want
All-on-4 implants allow you to enjoy any type of food without the fear of your dentures slipping and giving you away. Whether you love to eat steak, hard candies, nuts or popcorn, you have nothing to worry about with this appliance.
This implant procedure results in a secure and durable set of teeth with a fixed, retained bridge. The appliance is made to be a permanent tooth replacement so it is cleaned in the mouth just like natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. An All-on-4 gives you a beautiful smile that restores the confidence you may have been missing since the loss of your natural teeth.
Wards off health problems associated with failing or missing teeth
Dental implants help in creating a healthier mouth and a healthier body by reducing the chance of periodontal disease, a serious inflammatory issue in the gums caused by bacteria. The disease is associated with a number of heart problems (including heart attacks and strokes), diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other chronic illnesses. Replacing your decayed and failing teeth with an implant will allow your gums to heal. Coupled with regular cleaning of your appliance, your overall health will be enhanced.
In conclusion, an All-on-4 dental implant is the closest solution to natural teeth in both aesthetics and function. It allows you to smile and eat with confidence, maintains your facial appearance and can help to improve your overall health.
Contact Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne today to learn more about replacing your missing or damaged teeth with an All-on-4 dental implant. To schedule a free, no-obligation smile consultation with Dr. Robert Harrell, call 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to make your appointment. During your consultation a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will appear when your sedation dentistry treatment is complete.