For patients missing most or all of the teeth on the upper or lower arches, the innovative All-On-Four dental implant protocol offers incredible health, cosmetic, and lifestyle benefits. Using just four implanted screws strategically placed in the jaw, you can replace an entire arch of teeth with natural-looking and functioning teeth. Read on to learn how All-On-Four dental implants can benefit you.
All-On-Four Dental Implants Require Just One Surgical Procedure
If you choose to replace an arch of teeth with All-on-Four dental implants, all four of the biocompatible screws can be surgically placed during a single procedure. The arch of teeth can replace the need for multiple bridges, multiple crowns, or ill-fitting dentures.
All-On-Four Dental Implants Preserve Your Jawbone
Missing teeth lead to deterioration of the jawbone beneath them. Without a tooth root, the jawbone has no functional need, ( disuse atrophy ) so it begins to recede. However, the implanted screws placed for your All-On-Four implants will help to preserve the jawbone, and in some cases even regenerate lost bone. This is because the implanted screws act as natural tooth roots. Once the screws are implanted, the jawbone and the soft tissues begin to fuse with them.
Your jawbone is responsible for maintaining your facial structure. When it recedes, the mouth begins to look sunken. All-On-Four, therefore, helps to preserve your facial appearance by preventing further loss of the jawbone.
All-On-Four Dental Implants Allow You to Enjoy Life Again
Studies have conclusively shown that missing teeth negatively affects your quality of life. Whether you skip out on dinners because chewing is difficult, or you avoid photos or get-togethers because you don’t want to smile or laugh, or you’re afraid to apply for a job you want because you’re insecure about your teeth, living with multiple missing teeth leads to significant self-esteem issues.
All-On-Four dental implants allow you to get back into the game of life. You’ll be able to eat your favorite foods and smile with confidence thanks to artificial teeth that look and function like natural teeth.
All-On-Four Dental Implants are Extremely Long-Lasting
Your dental implants have an expected lifespan of 20 years or more. Patients who practice excellent oral hygiene, and see the dentist twice yearly for cleanings and exams may find that their implants last their entire life.
All-On-Four Dental Implants Eliminate the Need for Adhesives & Prevents Slippage
The All-On-Four procedure is a fixed, permanent procedure. The artificial teeth will not be taken out at night, nor does it require denture adhesives, soaks, or other solutions. The prosthetic teeth are permanently attached to the implants, so you also won’t have to worry about them not fitting properly, or slipping out of place.
All-On-Four Dental Implants Can Prevent Periodontal Problems
If you have a lot of missing teeth, you’re at increased risk of periodontal disease, along with potential threats to your overall health. To date, periodontal disease has been linked to an increased risk of many serious health conditions such as heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and others.
All-On-Four Dental Implants Are More Cost Effective Than Single Tooth Implants
The All-On-Four procedure is typically more affordable than individual dental implants for multiple missing teeth.
Ready to Learn More About All-On-Four Dental Implants? Contact Us Today
If you’re missing many or all of your teeth on the upper or lower arch, you may be a candidate for All-On-Four dental implants. To book a consultation, contact us today. You may also send us a message, and our team will follow up to confirm your appointment. Periodontal Associates has offices in Newton & Framingham, MA.