Replace Your Missing Teeth With All-On-4 Implants
Losing your teeth is serious business. Without a full set of teeth, you can have trouble eating the foods you love and need to stay healthy. Your jawbone is supposed to have roots in it, so without teeth, it can start to deteriorate and get weaker. And then there’s the impact missing teeth have on your smile. No one wants to look at a smile with no teeth there! That’s why there are many different treatments to fill in that gap. If you want the right combination of strength, durability, and looks, you should consider a dental implant. And if you have a full arch of teeth missing, Dr. James LoCascio offers all-on-4 dental implants Highland Township, MI area dental office of Highland Advance Dental Care
What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a combination of artificial root and replacement tooth that fills in the space left behind by a tooth that either fell out or had to be extracted. The artificial root is made from titanium, a metal that the body does not negatively react to, so there will be no rejection issues. The root is implanted in the jawbone itself, and as the site heals, the bone fuses with the root to provide an incredibly strong hold. While the healing progresses, a replacement tooth is carefully crafted to match your smile. This tooth will look and feel just like a healthy one. When the root is ready, an abutment (connector) is placed on the root, and then the replacement tooth is attached to the abutment.
What Are All-On-4 Implants?
If you have many teeth missing, such as a full arch of teeth, then there’s a better alternative than getting so many single implanted roots and teeth. The All-on-4 dental implants are similar to dentures in that they will replace all of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth. They use replacement teeth, again made specifically for your mouth. But dentures are normally held in place using a special adhesive and the shape of the gum mold holding the teeth. That means they can slide around in your mouth and even fall out. All-on-4 dental implants, however, use four titanium roots implanted in your jawbone to hold tightly onto the replacement teeth.
What Are the Benefits Of All-on-4 Implants?
Having All-on-4 dental implants can help tremendously if you are missing a full arch of teeth. Not only can you eat normally again, but you’ll be able to smile normally as well. The replacement teeth are made to look healthy and natural. But there are other benefits, too.
- You don’t need to buy special adhesives to make sure they stay put.
- The implants help your jawbone avoid deterioration.
- Pressure from biting goes to the implants and bone, making it easier on your gums.
- You can brush and clean your teeth like normal.
All-on-4 dental implants can also be placed directly after tooth extractions, meaning you can get teeth removed and a replacement tooth put in place on the same day.
How Are All-On-4 Implants Placed?
Dr. James LoCascio will use a local anesthetic to completely numb the sites where the implants will go. He will find the four places best suited for taking the titanium implants and distributing the pressure from chewing. If you are somewhat anxious about the procedure, we can offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help. Then Dr. James LoCascio will implant the four titanium roots in place. Unlike with some dental implants, the replacement teeth can be placed the same day. And if you have teeth that need to be removed (such as when they are fractured or overly infected by bacteria), Dr. James LoCascio is a member of American Academy of Implant Dentistry can both extract the teeth and have your all-on-4 dental implants Highland Township, MI area on the same day at Highland Advanced Dental Care.
If you need a full arch of teeth replaced, dentures are a possibility. But for a stronger and more lasting solution, All-on-4 dental implant can help. To schedule your all-on-4 dental implants Highland Township, MI area appointment, call us at 248-329-3552 or use our convenient online form.