When you eat, speak, or smile with multiple missing teeth, you might feel embarrassed. Having missing teeth has a negative effect on self-esteem, particularly when they are the front teeth. Dental implants are typically a more comfortable and low-maintenance option than dentures for treating functional and aesthetic problems caused by missing teeth. It can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, and expensive to have more than one dental implant procedure.
All on four implants cost dental implants and provide a full arch of dental implants in one procedure, addressing these understandable concerns. In the case of upper or lower arches, four-tooth implants provide you with the benefits of an entire set of dental implants without the time, discomfort, or high cost associated with individual replacements.
If you work with a dentist who has experience treating patients with multiple tooth loss, you’ll get the best results from your dental implants. Danielle Whele, DDS, of Willow Glen Dental Care in San Jose, California, specializes in implant dentistry, and our goal is to help patients regain the functionality of their mouths and appearance.
Teeth that are Permanent
Since they are permanently inserted and secured like natural teeth, All-On-Four dental implants give you the confidence that you won’t experience embarrassing slipping, clicking, or shifting while you talk or chew. Additionally, they eliminate the need to apply daily adhesive creams and powders to keep them in place.
In the All-On-Four procedure, Dr. Wheel uses a dental drill to insert four implants into your jawbone during oral surgery. The implant posts act as artificial tooth roots and support all the replacement teeth. As your jawbone and gum tissue grow around each insert, the artificial roots develop over a three- to six-month period. Your artificial teeth are held in place by connectors placed over the implant posts.
Better Oral Health
It’s very important to use your jaw for everything you normally do to maintain its density and shape. You keep your jaw strong by chewing and biting with your natural teeth. When you lose teeth, your jawbone can lose its shape and volume because it is not stimulated adequately. It can cause your remaining teeth to shift out of place and change the structure of your face, resulting in a hollow or sunken appearance.
The purpose of dental implants is to replace the roots of your natural teeth. All-on-Four dental implants help prevent bone loss and tooth shifting by stimulating the jawline like natural tooth roots.
It saves you the expense and inconvenience of having to undergo an individual procedure for each missing tooth with All-On-Four dental implants. The All-On-Four procedure uses only four implants per arch, so it’s less invasive and more affordable than multiple procedures. If your mouth is in good condition, you may be able to receive your implants on the same day. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your options with Dr. Whele.
Moreover, All-On-Four dental implants are completely maintenance-free, as long as you brush and floss regularly. Soak them every night instead of removing them for cleaning. It is possible to live a normal life with All-On-Four dental implants, and you can also save time.