Benefits of All-On-Four Dental Implants

Are you missing one or more teeth or having pockets between your teeth? Imagine if you could have a new functional set of permanent teeth. Surgical implantation of prosthetic teeth is the optimal solution for those who have lost one or more of their teeth either due to decay, disease or injury.

Statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) show that there are over 15,000 US adults age 65 and older who have suffered complete tooth loss (edentulism) due to tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease.

Until now, the only option for toothless patients has been dentures which can be awkward and result in significant bone loss. Dentures are later replaced with the implant dentistry but it too requires multiple visits to the dentist. Now, all-on-4 dental implants have come as the ultimate advancement in dental technology.

With this breakthrough tooth replacement technique, you can now say goodbye to those irritating removable partial and full dentures or false teeth and hello to permanent prosthetic restorations secured by single day dental implants.

All-on-4 Technique

Invented by a Portuguese implantologist, Dr. Paulo Malo, the all-on-4 dental implant technique allows you to receive a full set of fixed (non-removable), artificial teeth during a single appointment.

This revolutionary implantation technology refers to the restoration of a fully edentulous arch with as few as 4 dental implants surgically placed at specific angles. They can also be used to support dentures.

Often referred to as teeth in one day or same day implants, the all-on-4 dental implants allows a surgeon to attach a full set of replacement teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw utilizing just 4 dental implants. These specially designed artificial teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth.

The all-on-4 dental implants are the optimal solution for patients who lack the bone volume required to support traditional implants as well as those who cannot tolerate dentures and their associated problems.

Advantages

One of the biggest advantages of the all-on-4 dental implants is that a smaller amount of implants are required to replace a whole row of teeth.

As well, you get new permanent prosthetic teeth in just a single session. You can go home that same day with a fully functional set of pearly whites, even if you need extractions of teeth.

The technique ensures maximum safety and comfort throughout the entire process, including any necessary extractions of failing teeth. The procedure delivers superior aesthetic results in the shortest time.

The all-on-4 dental implants are minimally invasive and less costly than traditional dentures and dental implant techniques.

This same-day procedure has significantly high success rates, which can be more than 99% for lower (mandibular) arch and more than 98% for upper (maxillary) jaw.

Secured by just 4 implants, the replacement teeth are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

This technique doesn’t require the lengthy and painful bone grafting procedure prior to having implants placed, hence takes lesser time to heal.

An instant fully restored bite functionality is an added advantage. With new teeth you can eat, chew and speak with ease and comfort again. You experience vast improvement in self-esteem and aesthetics of your facial appearance.

Your teeth won’t move around, slip or come out anymore while speaking or eating, and will give you more oral comfort.

You no longer need messy adhesives to prevent the teeth from slipping or to remove your teeth at nighttime or after meals for cleaning. These new teeth are cared for and cleaned just like natural teeth. You should make it a habit to clean the prosthetic teeth after each meal in order to control bacterial biofilm. Regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing are essential in order for them to keep functioning in a healthy way.



Source by Neelam Goswami

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