When you lose jawbone structure as a result of your tooth loss, this could mean difficulty supporting a traditional set of implant dentures. However, with All-On-Four, we support a complete denture with just four dental implants. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons explain how to create a full and beautiful smile again, even for those with lost jawbone density.
The Breakdown of Jaw Structure
Our body will periodically send calcium and phosphorus to the bone structures in our jaw, which keeps it strong and full. However, when we lose natural teeth and the body recognizes the loss of a root, it suspends the flow of nutrients to the jawbone around the lost tooth. Losing several teeth then means the jawbone begins to breakdown. The loss of mass and density means an older appearance and further tooth loss. As a result, your smile may be unable to support dental implants to secure a set of dentures. However, that doesn’t you mean you have to live with tooth loss or rely on removable alternatives. We have an implant-supported option to restore the health and function of your smile!
The All-On-Four Process
But! With the All-On-Four system, we use only four posts per arch, and these will be specifically placed to support your new teeth and also stimulate the growth of jawbone tissues. You require less tissue to support them, so even if you’ve lost teeth some time ago, this is still a viable option. You then prevent further loss of mass and density, and enjoy a complete smile. We can perform extractions to prepare your smile for placement, and the denture portion will be custom-made to ensure a lifelike appearance and comfortable fit. You can smile with confidence once again, and eat your favorite foods!
Safeguarding Your Smile
The dental implants mean your denture is fixed in place, never slipping when you eat or speak, and keeping your smile whole and healthy. But they’re also vulnerable to issues like gum disease, so you need to take proper care of your smile, including brushing and flossing, periodic checkup and cleaning visits, and we may suggest follow-up visits to monitor your smile. If you have any questions about the All-On-Four process, or if you have suffered multiple missing teeth and want to find the best solution for your smile, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About All-On-Four?
Implant dentistry could help you enjoy a full and healthy smile again, with stable and long-lasting dentures. To learn more about the All-On-Four process, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625. We want to help you enjoy a complete smile again.