Do you have missing teeth? Or perhaps you are struggling with your dentures? Having missing teeth can knock your confidence, as well as giving difficulties with eating and speaking. Likewise, ill-fitting dentures can cause issues, such as slipping while eating and speaking, and if they aren’t fitted correctly can cause real pain and discomfort.
Dental implants are a great solution for missing teeth or poorly fitting dentures. A small titanium post is used to replace the tooth root. It is placed into the jawbone, and a false tooth is attached to the implant in the form of a crown, bridge, or denture. The implants are the closest alternative to your natural teeth and have many of the same advantages, such as a sturdy foundation for eating and chewing, as well as preserving the health of the surrounding teeth.
For dental implants to work successfully, there needs to be strong, healthy bone to attach them to. For some people, this is not possible. Healthy bone can be lost due to dental disease, previous infection, or by not having a tooth present for many years. If this is the case and bone density is an issue, there are options. One solution is bone grafting, and another clever option, which can work even with low bone density, is All-on-4™ dental implants.
What is All-on-4™?
It is a revolutionary technique consisting of just four securely and strategically placed dental implants. The treatment is so effective that even those patients with virtually no bone can benefit from a brand-new set of teeth in just one day! The All-on-4™ dental implants are placed in such a way that they provide a suitable foundation for the attachment of replacement teeth. Two of these implants (the ones at the rear of the jaw) are inserted at an angle towards the front of the jawbone where the bone density is higher. This also means that all four implants are braced together, and any vertical forces are evenly distributed through the jawbone.
A set of temporary acrylic teeth can be fitted on the same day, which means you can leave the practice with your new teeth in just one day. Once the implants have bonded with the bone (a process known as Osseo-integration) and successful healing has taken place, more durable permanent teeth are fitted, and your missing teeth will be a thing of the past.
What are the benefits of All-on-4™?
- Just four implants needed to support a full arch of fixed teeth
- Functional and good-looking teeth in just one day
- High success rates
- Helps to stabilise the jawbone
- Can eliminate the need for bone grafting
- Less discomfort
- More affordable
All-on-4™ is the ideal solution for people who thought their smile could never be restored. It eliminates those problems associated with tooth loss or wearing ill-fitting dentures, such as low self-esteem, loss of bone mass, trouble eating or speaking and messy adhesives and gum irritation.
The treatment is widely recognised as being both safe and predictable. For the patient this means immediate function and a safe solution for missing teeth. For the dentist, the Nobel Biocare brand is one they can trust, and they can achieve predictable, outstanding results.
Are you interested in restoring your teeth? Contact us here and one of our friendly team will contact you. Or you can call the practice on 01625 599 001.