Losing a tooth as a child is so exciting. When a baby tooth falls out, you can’t wait to show it to your parents and your friends. You’re so happy smiling and showing off the gap in your teeth because you understand that this is a natural part of growing up. However, losing a tooth as an adult is far from a good experience. Rather, it is a sign that something is wrong. Traditional dental implants are great for a person who has lost a single tooth. But what if you’ve lost multiple teeth? The answer is All-on-4® implants.
While people find it amusing to see a child without their teeth, they do not think the same about adults who are missing teeth. For this reason, it is understandable that adults are interested in doing whatever they can to restore lost teeth. This is where options like All-on-4® implants come in.
The All-on-4® dental implant allows you to get a set of non-removable, highly attractive permanent teeth immediately. The teeth that are implanted are completely functional and can often be installed in just one appointment. This treatment is usually used on patients who have lost many of their original adult teeth. It can also be used for those who have lost all their teeth or have severe periodontal disease.
The benefits of All-on-4® implants include the fact that once your implants are in place, you are able to clean and maintain your teeth in the same way that you always have. You can brush and floss as usual. You don’t need to worry about taking your teeth out after meals or at night. Since the teeth are implanted into your jaw, you are able to bite down on food with your natural bite. This means that you can keep on eating the foods that you love without worrying about being uncomfortable or the potential embarrassment associated with dentures.
Since the implants are not designed to just sit on your gums, they don’t cause the same amount of irritation or inflammation that you might get from dentures. Additionally, these implants encourage your jaw bone to grow. This is because, in order to grow, your jaw bone needs the stress that is put on it by chewing. As a result, implants allow you to retain the shape and appearance of your jaw.
All-on-4® implants have revolutionized the way that people are looking at tooth replacement. It is allowing those who have completely lost their teeth to reclaim their smile and their confidence. Our trusted dentists can help you learn more about this treatment at Stamford Dental Group. Contact our office in Stamford to schedule your consultation!