If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’re not alone.
In fact, a staggering 36 million Americans don’t have any teeth, and 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists.
Whether those missing teeth are caused by accidents, injuries, or simply old age, dentures are often an uncomfortable solution in the long-term. But Samuel F. Jirik, DDS can provide patients with a more durable, comfortable solution to multiple missing teeth: all-on-four dental implants.
All-On-Four: An Innovative Solution
All-on-four dental implants have broadened the landscape of dental restoration, offering advantages that surpass many other solutions for missing teeth.
The innovative treatment involves the placement of four dental implants per arch.
Often, a same-day completion is possible, quickly giving patients functional teeth and a pleasing smile.
The Benefits of All-On-Four Dental Implants
All-on-four dental implants bring several advantages that set them apart from other tooth replacement options.
Minimally Invasive and Quick Results: The procedure is not intensive, meaning patients can often have their procedure completed in just one day.
Long-Term Stability and Functionality: Made of titanium, all-on-four implants naturally fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This fusion provides exceptional stability, allowing for comfortable eating, drinking, and speaking. It also makes them more durable than traditional dentures.
Other Benefits: All-on-four implants can often restore facial volume, giving a more youthful appearance by eliminating the hollowed look caused by missing teeth.
Understanding the All-On-Four Procedure
Performed by professionals like Dr. Samuel F. Jirik, the procedure typically follows four steps.
It starts with an initial consultation, in which Dr. Jirik conducts a thorough examination of the patient’s teeth and listens to their preferences for treatment. Then there’s the implant placement, in which four implants are strategically positioned in the jawbone, with temporary prostheses attached behind them.
The next step usually takes about 3-6 months as the implants integrate with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This includes regular check-ups with Dr. Jirik.
Once the implants have fully integrated into the jawbone, the temporary prostheses are replaced with custom-made permanent teeth.
Get A Consultation About All-On-Four Implants Today
If you’re one of those millions of Americans with one or more missing teeth, then All-On-Four could be exactly the solution you need for a brighter smile.
Dr. Samuel F. Jirik, D.D.S., a trusted professional in Cabot, Arkansas, specializes in this advanced procedure. He has delivered exceptional results that have transformed his patients’ lives.
If you are interested in all-on-four dental implants or wish to explore tooth replacement options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jirik or call our office at (501) 843-9561.