When you have lost all of your teeth, or most of them, this could mean serious issues for your overall quality of life. To restore function, beauty, and even health to your smile, we could support a fixed and lifelike denture on only four dental implant posts. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons talk about the benefits of the All-On-4 system!
The Costs of Tooth Loss
When you lose most of your smile, this could limit what kinds of foods you can eat. Subsisting solely on soft foods deprives you of nutrients, and your favorite foods too. You could also have difficulty speaking clearly, or may feel embarrassed about your appearance, which impacts your social life. The body will now suspend or divert nutrients to the jawbone around your missing root. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue loses mass and density, breaking down and causing a prematurely aged appearance! Addressing your tooth loss with an implant-secured prosthetic could correct these issues and preserve your youthful features.
When a Smile Isn’t Ready for Dental Implants
However, if time has passed between your tooth loss and now, this could mean your jawbone is too weak to support traditional implant dentures, which rely on between six and eight posts per arch. In order to rebuild your smile, you may need to first undergo surgical procedures like jawbone grafting or a sinus lift. However, there is still an option that could help: All-On-4. With this option, we could support a new smile on weakened jawbone structure, and also prevent further degradation in your smile, preserving your current facial structure!
All-On-4 only needs four dental implant posts arch, instead of six or eight. We guide them into place with digitals technology and choose an angle that not only supports a full set of dentures, but that can also help stimulate the growth of bone tissue to prevent further loss of mass and density in your jaw. We then attach the prosthetic to them in the same visit! The prosthetic will contain ceramic teeth set in an acrylic base. The teeth will be designed to look and function like natural ones. Being fixed in place means your denture never slips, and that you don’t need to remove it for cleaning. Your new teeth could last for decades to come in some cases!
Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentures?
We’re ready to address even severe cases of tooth loss, securing a long-lasting and lifelike replacement option. To learn more about how we design and support a new smile on only four implant posts, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.