Tooth loss is a common problem in the United States — in fact, 40 million Americans are missing all their your teeth. If you’re missing all of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw, the All-On-4® dental implant system is an excellent option to replace them. At White Plains Family Dentistry, in White Plains, New York, the team of dental experts offers a variety of tooth replacement options including All-On-4 implants. Call White Plains Family Dentistry or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about your options to replace your missing teeth.
All-On-4 dental implants are an innovative prosthetic teeth option providing an entire arch of false teeth using only four dental implants to secure them. They’re a permanent, easy-to-care-for option to restore your smile and protect your dental health.
All-On-4 dental implants provide a wide range of benefits, especially in comparison to other tooth replacement options.
For example, a traditional dental implant replaces a single tooth with a titanium post, dental crown, and an abutment to attach them. The process takes months to complete, and you need to have sufficient bone density, especially if you need more than one implant. Additionally, the costs can add up if you need several implants.
However, All-On-4 only require four implants to secure an entire arch of prosthetic teeth. You’re less likely to need bone grafting surgery to strengthen your jaw, and your dentist can place all four implants in your jaw in a single visit. Additionally, the four implants provide sufficient stimulation to your jaw to reduce your risk of bone loss, which helps protect your oral health and facial structure.
Additionally, All-On-4 implants are easy to care for — you simply brush and floss them like natural teeth, whereas with dentures you need to take them out to clean them and use special cleaning materials.
If you’re missing several adjacent teeth, but not all of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw, you could consider an implant-supported bridge. Dental bridges are prosthetic teeth that are held in place with wires, anchor crowns, or dental implants. Implant-supported bridges are the only option that stimulates your jaw to promote healthy bone growth.
Your first step is having a consultation, including X-rays and bone scans to make sure that All-On-4 is the best option for you. Then, you schedule an appointment for your dentist to place your implants.
Your dentist surgically places all four of the implants while you’re sedated and attaches a temporary arch of false teeth. In the meantime, while your implants bond with your jawbone, your customized arch of teeth is made in a dental lab.
When your implants are securely fused to your jaw, and your permanent arch of prosthetic teeth is ready, you have a final appointment for your dentist to attach your custom-made arch and give you a picture-perfect smile.
Call White Plains Family Dentistry or make an appointment online today to find out if All-On-4 implants are right for you.
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