Missing teeth is a much more serious problem than most people think. When a tooth (or teeth) are lost for whatever reason, you can experience a host of physical problems, from difficulty eating and speaking. There can also be an emotional impact ranging from self-consciousness and embarrassment to a lack of self-esteem. The doctors at Fort Worth Oral Surgery want you to know that there are a variety of options for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are a solid option and one system we recommend is the All-on-4 dental implant system. Let’s learn more about All-on-4.
What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
The All-on-4 dental implant system is a technique for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth using just four dental implants. Other implant systems require one implant for each missing tooth, which can be costly and time-consuming. With the All-on-4 system, two implants are placed at the front of the jaw, and two are placed at an angle in the back of the jaw. This technique allows for maximum stability and support, even in patients with low bone density.
What Makes All-on-4 Dental Implants Better?
They Look Better
One of the biggest benefits of All-on-4 dental implants is the improvement in appearance. Missing teeth can cause your face to sag and give you a sunken, aged appearance. All-on-4 implants provide a more natural-looking smile, which can boost your self-confidence and make you feel better about your appearance.
All-on-4 Is More Comfortable
Traditional dentures can be uncomfortable and often require frequent adjustments to ensure a proper fit. All-on-4 implants are secured in place using four anchor points, which provide a stable and comfortable foundation for your new teeth. This eliminates the need for messy adhesives or uncomfortable adjustments.
Missing teeth can also affect your ability to speak properly. All-on-4 dental implants provide a stable base for your new teeth, which can improve your speech and make it easier to communicate with others.
Better Oral Health
Missing teeth can lead to a host of dental problems, including gum disease and tooth decay. All-on-4 dental implants help to preserve the health of your remaining teeth and prevent further damage to your gums and jawbone.
All-on-4 dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Unlike traditional dentures, which may need to be replaced every few years, All-on-4 implants provide a permanent solution for your missing teeth.
Faster Treatment Time
Traditional implant systems can require multiple surgeries and months of healing time before the final restoration can be placed. All-on-4 implants are designed to be placed in just one appointment, allowing you to enjoy your new smile sooner.
So, Is All-on-4 Right for You?
Without a comprehensive examination, it is impossible to know if you are a good fit for the procedure. But if you contact Fort Worth Oral Surgery today, you can meet with one of our doctors and find out if it’s right for you. If you are a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants, we will schedule your procedure. We have guided many patients through this exciting procedure and have a well-documented process. We are dedicated to achieving the best outcome for our patients and will be with you every step of the way.