What is an All-on-4?
All-on-4 is a revolutionary approach to solving the problem of multiple missing teeth and reconstructing the mouth of a patient to restore full function. In this guide, we explain the entire process of All-on-4 dental implants, and what a patient can expect from the procedure.
Losing teeth is an unfortunate situation that can arise due to a wide range of factors. Sometimes it’s due to an accidental impact, sometimes it’s due to advanced stages of tooth decay, and sometimes it’s due to other oral health problems. Regardless of the underlying cause of lost teeth, it is a problem that must be dealt with appropriately in order to get the patient’s mouth back to full function. One of the most exciting and modern methods of achieving this goal is a procedure known as All-on-4.
What Makes the All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure Different?
While traditional styles of dentures that simply sit on top of the gums are still very common, there are several aspects to them that many patients find to be shortcomings. For instance, it’s not unusual for denture adhesives to loosen prematurely, which can result in potentially embarrassing situations where the dentures separate from the gums unexpectedly. Furthermore, the strength of the bond of denture adhesive limits what the wearer can eat, sometimes preventing the person from enjoying many of their favorite foods.
In addition, there is one major drawback to traditional dentures that isn’t always apparent, and that is the gradual loss of bone density results from the absence of teeth from the jaw. When a tooth is in place in the jaw, it exerts pressure on the bone by the natural movements of the mouth, such as when eating. This pressure stimulates growth and strengthens the area by increasing the density of the jaw bones. When the teeth are lost, either by accident or by necessity related to other dental health issues, this pressure is reduced, and the bones begin to gradually lose density and strength over time.
The All-on-4 dental implant solution offers a superior outcome in all of these respects, thanks to the secure adhesion created by directly embedding the anchoring dental implants into the jawbone. This approach works to provide the same stimulation as natural teeth in order to prevent the loss of bone density and maintain the strength of the jawbone. The stability provided by the implants also offers a much more solid connection for the replacement teeth. This means the patient can enjoy virtually any type of food without ever needing to worry about looseness or accidental separation of their teeth at any time. With all these advantages over other methods of replacement teeth and along with using X-Guide during the process, many patients are eager to learn more about what’s involved in the procedure and what their experience will be like.
X-Guide: A New Level of Precision In Implant Surgery
At Select Care Dental the doctors utilizes X-Guide imaging technology to perform safer, more precise dental implant surgery. The X-Guide system makes it possible to perform the procedure with greater accuracy. Your safety and satisfaction are important to us, and we are excited to incorporate this new technology in an effort to provide the best treatment for you
Call Dentist Redmond OR immediately and let us help you offer a permanent way to improve your smile with dental implants. With proper examination and consultation, we will determine whether you are an appropriate candidate or not.