It is estimated that in the United States, around 10 percent of the adult population is missing at least one of their teeth. Although missing teeth are very common, this does not minimize the negative effects having a less-than-perfect smile will have on your appearance and on your self-esteem. If you are dealing with multiple missing teeth, you should definitely learn more information about All-on-Four implants.
Maybe you have a friend or a family member who had an accident or suffered tooth decay and they needed to have one of their front teeth removed. When you first saw them without their front tooth, what was your reaction? If you are like most people, you were shocked because of how different they looked.
This emphasizes the effect that a person’s smile can have on other people. When a person has healthy-looking teeth, people are more likely to be attracted to them. However, when a person has less-than-perfect teeth, people may feel uncomfortable around them, and they may view them as being poor, uneducated and less-than-desirable.
When a person loses multiple teeth, one of the first fixes they look into is getting dentures. And it’s true that dentures have been popular in times past. However, dentures are uncomfortable, and they can drastically limit your ability to enjoy the food you love, enjoy conversations with friends and family members and feel confident about yourself.
Samuel F. Jirik, DDS, our skilled cosmetic dentist, is happy to provide clients in the Little Rock, AR and surrounding areas with a solution that is long-term, comfortable and functional. It is a way for a person who is missing multiple teeth to get their smile back and get their confidence back. This solution is All-on-Four implants.
Dental implants are supported by a titanium screw that is inserted into the bone just underneath the gums. The beautiful thing about titanium is that it has the ability to fuse with your bone, eventually making the implanted teeth as strong as your natural teeth.
All-on-Four implants use modern technology to allow you to replace an entire row of your teeth with just four dental implants. This treatment is ideal for individuals who are missing multiple teeth, but do not feel that dentures are the right fit for them. This amazing procedure can leave you with a beautiful and attractive smile.
These implants are not just a temporary fix. Remember, the implants are made from titanium, so they’re going to fuse to your jaw bone, allowing them to stay securely in your mouth for years. With this procedure, you will be able to eat, drink, talk, sing, play instruments and do just about everything that you could do with your natural, healthy teeth. They have really revolutionized the way that the dental community looks at tooth restoration.