When you lose teeth, this not only causes embarrassment with your appearance and difficulty eating, but could mean the loss of jawbone mass and density. Losing the tissues needed to support dental implants can make replacement with dental implants difficult without first undergoing surgical procedures. Fortunately, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons can help these patients with All-On-4®!
The Cause of Poor Mass and Density in the Jawbone
When we begin to lose our natural teeth, whether due to injury or poor oral health, the lack of roots causes the body to no longer send calcium and phosphorus in regular doses to the bone tissue. Without these nutrients, the jawbone around the missing roots begins to lose mass and density. Over time, this complication means weakened structure, further tooth loss, and for some, a prematurely aged appearance. Dental implants, which the body accepts as natural roots, could cause this flow of nutrients to resume, rebuilding your smile. However, if you lose tooth much tissue, there may not be enough jawbone to support a dental implant.
Ridge Augmentation and Sinus Lifts
Typically, for people with loss of mass and density in their smile, we could use ridge augmentation and sinus lifts to essentially rebuild the missing structure with bone taken from elsewhere in the body, or with artificial materials. However, one major benefit of All-On-4® is the fact that we may be able to support a new smile without first undergoing these surgical procedures!
Treatment with All-On-4®
The All-On-4® system supports a full set of dentures with only four dental implants per arch, instead of between six or eight. These can even be placed in smiles that have lost structure due to tooth loss. Using digital technology and surgical guides, we plan and even guide the placement to ensure each implant supports the new denture and helps stimulate the growth of bone tissue as well. In addition, the process doesn’t require a lengthy gap between implant placement and securing the prosthetic. You leave same day with a full smile! If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth with dental implants, or about our All-On-4® implant dentures, then contact our team today. We would love to schedule a consultation and see which option is best for your smile. After all, why not make 2021 the year you rebuild you smile and improve your overall quality of life!
Do You Have Questions About Tooth Replacement?
We want to help you smile with confidence again using advanced implant options. To learn more about how we help address missing teeth or about any of our unique oral surgical procedures, or to schedule a consultation, call Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.