Over 35 million Americans are now wearing dentures. YOU don’t have to be one of them! The All-On-Four technique for complete tooth replacement may be your answer.
If you are over the age of 65, there is a 1 in 4 chance that you are faced with the debilitating effects of edentulism (toothlessness). That’s because better than 25% of Americans over the age of 65 have lost most or all of their teeth. While the statistics are an improvement over past generations, they nonetheless leave a large portion of the US population chomping at the bit for a solution.
While traditional dentures (removable false teeth) have long been the standard for replacing missing teeth, they are fraught with undesirable side effects. In fact, the National Center for Biotechnology Information reports that complete denture wearers across the board had greater experience of difficulties associated with oral health and psychological functioning. These negative effects include (but aren’t limited to) discomfort from ill-fitting dentures, diminished nutrition associated with difficulty in chewing, embarrassment over loose or clicking dentures, and the associated diminished self-confidence that accompanies such embarrassment. Other negative effects include continued bone loss, undesirable appearance, increased incidence of bacterial film and bad breath, and most recently, the reported health risks of certain denture adhesive materials.
Dental implants have increasingly become the preferred alternative. Surgically placed below the gum, dental implants (small metal posts which mimic the function of your natural tooth roots) fuse directly into your bone. They serve as a secure and permanent anchor for replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges, or complete dentures. By fully integrating into your own bone and gums, they become a part of your anatomy, providing the most natural form, feel, and function possible. But when faced with replacing a full set of teeth, or even just a full upper or lower arch, the prospect of invasive surgery, extensive bone grafting, large numbers of implants, prolonged healing, and multiple individual crowns or bridges is too daunting for many to consider.
But now, you can have a full set of permanent replacement teeth in just one day! The life-changing All-On-Four technique uses just four dental implants on each arch to secure a full set of permanent replacement teeth. The posterior (back) implants are placed at an angle to ensure optimal security without the need for extensive bone grafting. This innovative positioning dramatically reduces the healing time and allows for the immediate placement of replacement teeth.
That means you walk out the door—the same day—with a full set of beautiful, new teeth! No more removal, no more soaking cups, no more adhesive creams, no more slipping, clicking, or embarrassment. Just a full set of beautiful, fully functional teeth! Most patients report minimal post-surgical discomfort, and many are able to enjoy their first meal with their new teeth that same night.
Change your appearance. Change your comfort. Change your health. Ask a highly qualified dental provider how the All-On-Four technique can change your life!