We meet with many patients who have lost hope for their teeth. Years of decay, gum disease, or failed treatments have left them with broken crowns, missing teeth, or uncomfortable dentures. But we always have good news...your days of having a healthy smile don’t have to be over!
At Premier Dental Center, we have extensive experience providing dental implants. For patients who are missing several teeth or who are looking for an alternative to dentures, we offer All-On-4 implants. This procedure has proven to be life-changing for countless patients over the years. Not only does having a healthy smile give you confidence, it also makes regular activities, like eating, a more enjoyable experience.
In this article we’ll explain All-On-4 implants and the benefits they provide.
? What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are an excellent, permanent way to replace a missing tooth. Each implant consists of a titanium post that gets inserted into a patient’s gum and jawbone. This post acts as an anchor, and then a replacement tooth can be attached to each titanium post.
Dental implants act just like natural teeth. They can be designed to match the color of the surrounding teeth and your bite. And unlike dentures, they are permanent, so you never have to take them out.
? What is an All-On-4 dental implant?
All-On-4 implants work in a similar fashion to traditional implants, but instead of one tooth per titanium post, patients can receive an entire row of replacement teeth on 4 titanium posts. Those 4 implants can hold between 10 to 14 teeth, which are typically placed immediately after the implants are successfully installed.
? What are the benefits of All-On-4 dental implants?
They are permanent: Many patients struggle with dentures for several reasons. They complain about them being uncomfortable, falling out at inconvenient times, and even causing a shrinking jawbone or a collapsed face.
All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent solution. You’ll never worry about them falling out at the wrong time or slipping while you eat. Maintenance is also simple; you never have to remove your implants, in fact, you can’t! Cleaning is a breeze and simply requires brushing and flossing, just like you would with natural teeth.
Promote healthy bones: According to the American Academy of Periodontology, “With conventional dentures, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth roots begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.”
Missing teeth can cause serious oral health problems, and having a shrinking jawbone is definitely one of them. All-on-4 dental implants provide stability for your bone structure, ensuring your jaw doesn’t begin to collapse.
One thing that sets All-On-4 implants apart from traditional implants is that they never require bone grafting. Because we tilt the posterior implants, we’re able to use existing bone. This makes the procedure simpler and faster for patients.
Comfortable: Imagine when you bite down on your next meal, that all of your teeth fit together. None of them move, nothing hurts, and pressure is equally distributed around your mouth. From day 1, you will find your implants are very comfortable. They won’t move when you eat, and your bite will feel stronger than you’ve experienced in years.
We practice pain-free dentistry at Premier Dental Center with Dr. Nazarian using anesthetics or IV sedation. Patients who leave with their implants rarely complain of soreness or pain after the procedure.
Lower costs: Because All-On-4 implants only require 4 implants instead of 12 or 16, you will save on costs. Not only that, but you’re investing in a permanent solution. Unlike bridges or crowns that might need correction every few years, your All-On-4 implant will last for decades.
Immediate function and rapid improvement to quality of life: For many patients, the dental bridge can be installed on the same day as the 4 implants. This leads to a rapid improvement in quality of life. Patients have experienced improvements in their confidence, speech, eating, and of course, their smile.
? What now?
If you’re looking to reinvent your smile, then all-on-4 implants might be right for you. The next step is to schedule a consultation with your dental care provider. If you’re in the Troy, Michigan area, then we encourage you to contact us to discuss treatment options.
Dr. Nazarian has over 15 years of experience in treating patients. He uses creative and effective methods designed for each patient’s needs to ensure a healthy smile for years to come. Schedule your consultation by contacting us today.