If you’ve been living with a mouthful of missing or badly damaged teeth, you might think that dentures are the only option for replacing them. Dentures, to their credit, have come a long way since they debuted centuries ago. But they do have their downsides. They require messy adhesives, and they can slip out of place if you sneeze or laugh.
If you are looking for a teeth replacement solution that provides a degree of permanence and optimizes comfort, you should consider All-On-4® dental implants. With this revolutionary treatment, your prosthetic can only be removed by a dentist. You’ll never have to worry about cumbersome cleaning routines, adhesives, or your prosthetic coming dislodged.
Sound interesting? Read on for more information about All-On-4 dental implants. Then, schedule a consultation in our office by calling 920-221-7948! We’re proud to offer the highest quality dental restorations for the best value in Neenah, WI.
What Is All-On-4?
The “conventional” way of replacing an entire set of teeth with dental implants looks something like this. Each missing tooth would be replaced with one dental implant (or artificial tooth root) and one dental crown. For every missing tooth, the dentist would insert a dental implant into the patient’s jaw bone to replace the tooth root. Now, if you’re replacing an entire mouthful of teeth, that’s an awfully invasive procedure. Plus, you’d have to have sufficient bone density to support all those dental implants.
All-On-4 dental implants is a less invasive way to harness the reliability of dental implants while replacing an upper or lower set (or both) of missing teeth. Because it requires only four dental implants, it cuts down on chair time and also reduces the likelihood that you’ll need a bone graft to built up your bone density prior to the procedure.
It also means there’s a shorter recovery time. You’ll be able to enjoy increased dental function and show off your new smile sooner!
What Is The Procedure For All-On-4 Dental Implants?
When you come to Crowns Now for an All-On-4 dental implants treatment, we’ll first review your dental and medical histories to make sure the procedure is right for you. We’ll also assess the condition of your mouth, including your jaw bone density, to ensure that your jaw can support the dental implants.
Then, we’ll place four dental implants per arch using computer-guided technology for a more precise and more gentle implant placement. The placement of your dental implants is the secret to All-On-4. We’ll place two dental implants vertically at the front of your mouth. In the back of your mouth, we’ll place the dental implants at an angle. This ensures that your prosthetic will stay securely in place.
We’ll then create your arches of replacement teeth using our state-of-the-art CEREC milling device! Only about 14 percent of dentists are trained to use CEREC technology. This technology allows us to create your prosthetic in-house. Many other practices don’t have this capability, so they have to send detailed images of your mouth to an off-site lab. This increases the time it takes to get your custom dental restoration, by weeks or even months.
Finally, you’ll walk out of our office with a beautiful new smile!
How Will All-On-4 Dental Implants Improve My Life?
If you’re missing teeth, simply filling in your smile gaps can greatly improve your quality of life. Chewing and speaking become easier and more comfortable, and you’re able to smile again without hesitation or embarrassment.
But when you decide to get All-On-4 dental implants, you’ll enjoy the freedom of not having to worry about whether your teeth are in the right place. Plus, dental implants can restore up to 90 percent of the bite force of your natural teeth. You’ll be able to enjoy steak and corn on the cob with ease!
Plus, dental implants preserve the youthful appearance of your face better than dentures can. That’s because dentures simply rest on your gums; your jaw bone no longer has tooth roots to support. This causes your jawbone to deteriorate, which in turn can create a sunken appearance of your face. When your jaw has tooth roots to support, even if they’re artificial and made of titanium, it will continue to maintain density.
How Much Do All-On-4 Dental Implants Cost?
Cost of your treatment can vary widely based on the details of your individual case, so it’s difficult to even provide a rough estimate. But, Crowns Now’s narrow focus allows us to provide high-quality dental restorations for a better value than other practices in the area. To find out exactly what you’ll be expected to pay, come in for a consultation. Our talented dentists can answer any questions you have about the treatment.
One thing is for sure, though: All-On-4 dental implants are a long-term investment in your health and happiness! That’s because with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. To learn more about All-On-4 dental implants, call us at 920-221-7948. You can also use our convenient online form to request an appointment.