Did you know that 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth? Missing teeth are a pain. They make it harder to eat and speak. What’s more, having missing teeth can lead to more serious health problems, such as shifting teeth and even jawbone loss.
The dental professionals at Pacific Coast Smiles in Santa Maria, California, want to help you with all of your general and cosmetic dentistry needs. That’s why they’ve compiled this helpful guide to explain what All-on-4® implants are and how they may be able to help you.
What are All-on-4 implants?
With traditional implants, we insert a small titanium screw into your jawbone where your tooth used to be. We then put a prosthetic tooth on it to mimic the shape, appearance, and texture of your real teeth.
Now, if you’re missing most of your teeth, getting each tooth implanted can be time-consuming, painful, and expensive. With All-on-4 implants, we can replace your upper arch, lower arch or both. All it takes is four implants in your upper jaw or four implants in your bottom jaw or a total of eight implants for both arches. This solution can save you time, money, and a lot of hassle.
What are the benefits of All-on-4 implants?
All-on-4 implants have a number of benefits, including the following:
- They’re permanent
- They can be placed in as little as one day
- They’ll feel and function like your natural teeth
And, because All-on-4 implants fuse to the bone in your jaws, this will help provide the stimulation your jaws need to prevent bone loss.
All-on-4 implants will also help to restore facial structure. When teeth go missing, the cheeks can sink in. All-on-4 implants can push your face back out and make it fuller to help provide symmetry. So, you won’t just experience the health benefits of being able to eat well and prevent bone loss, you’ll also get a great cosmetic benefit as well.
Get your smile back with All-on-4 implants
With All-on-4 implants, you can replace your missing teeth without the tedium and high cost of individual implants. You also don’t need to resort to dentures, which have to be removed and cleaned regularly. To take care of your All-on-4 implants, you brush them twice a day like you would regular teeth. To clean hard-to-reach places, you can use a Waterpik® or similar device.
To learn more about All-on-4 implants and see if they can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Pacific Coast Smiles today.