According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, thirty-five million Americans are missing all of the teeth in one or both jaws. The first modern dental implants were placed in humans in 1965. Since then, implants have replaced millions of lost teeth, and an estimated 500,000 people get dental implants every year. Complete tooth loss can affect virtually every aspect of your life, but implants are as close to natural teeth as possible. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment with our dentist to find out more about All on 4 dental implants and discover how you can get your smile back.
All on 4 dental implants are used to treat people who have lost all the teeth in an arch. These specially designed implants are made to be implanted at a special angle for maximum bone-to-implant contact and immediate restoration. There is no need for bone grafts, making them a good solution even in patients with decreased bone height or who are not candidates for conventional dental implants.
If you are a candidate for all on 4 dental implants, our dentist will evaluate the implant site and take dental X-rays to plan the treatment. Two of the implants are placed at a 45-degree angle and the other two are placed normally. A fixed provisional bridge can then be attached to the implants so that you can use your new implants right away. Your speech, oral function, smile aesthetics, and self-esteem can be immediately restored along with your lost teeth.
Immediate-load all on 4 implants allow you to avoid the time-consuming conventional dental implants procedure while still enjoying all the benefits of dental implants. These are among the most cost-effective implant solutions currently available, and can even be used to support an entire denture once they have healed. Our dentist can explain more about how dental implants can improve your smile.
Unlike other restorations, dental implants feel and look just like natural teeth. They restore your ability to eat all your favorite foods and provide a strong, stable base for your prosthetic teeth. Implants have a ninety-eight percent success rate, and with good care, can last a lifetime. Call our dental office today to find out more about dental implants or to schedule your appointment with our team.