If you need dentures, you may not be looking forward to having a mouth full of false teeth that shift and click when you speak or eat. Removable dentures require you to change your lifestyle in order to keep them clean and working properly. They need to be soaked at night and removed and cleaned after every meal. In addition, you need a constant supply of adhesive to minimize their movement in your mouth. Fortunately, with all-on-four dental implants, you can have the functionality and bite quality that you would have with your natural teeth. You can eat your favorite food because you can bite, crunch and chew as you always did.
All-on-four is an advanced method of dental implants that are specially designed to provide a strong anchor for replacement teeth. Implants are the standard for missing teeth and all-on-four is the new standard to replace cumbersome, removable and ill-fitting dentures. Dental implants take time, and if you do not have enough bone mass, you may need bone grafting before the implants can be installed.
Dental implants consist of a titanium post or plate that is implanted into your jawbone. All-on-four dental implants start with the same principles of dental implants for strength and stability, but they allow an easier way to achieve these goals. You do not need an implant for each missing tooth. With four precisely placed implants in the top and four in the bottom, you can restore your full mouth of teeth. The titanium will also bond with the bone and help maintain its integrity.
In many cases, for people who meet the bone density criteria, a fixed, full-arch prosthesis can be installed on the day of the procedure. This is why it is called a one-day treatment. Each arch is rehabilitated with four implants. The two in the front of the mouth are straight and the two in the back of the mouth are inserted at an angle. The tilt allows bone grafting to be avoided because it uses the available bone.
Along with the above advantages of all-on-four dental implants, you will have improved satisfaction with regards to aesthetics, function, speech and self-esteem. These implants have a very high success rate at more than 98 percent.
If you need partial or full dentures but would like to avoid them, all-on-four dental implants at the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS in Cabot may be a good option. You can meet with our cosmetic dentist in the Little Rock area and learn more about the procedure and if you are a good candidate. You may be able to restore your smile without compromising your ability to eat the foods you love and speak without embarrassment. Contact us today to schedule a dental appointment to learn more.