Dental implants are more popular today than ever, but how many treatments methods utilize this revolutionary technology? There are quite a few, in fact, and deciding which works best for you depends largely on the extent of your tooth loss.
An Effective Methods for Replacing Entire Rows of Missing Teeth
Ask those who have received implants which treatment method is the best, and many will say that their lives were changed after receiving All on 4 dental implants. All on 4 implants are a terrific option if disease or trauma has taken all of your natural teeth. Unlike the use of dentures and other temporary devices, All on 4 implants can be a long-lasting solution, allowing you to recover your smile without having to adopt any dietary restrictions or special care plans. These implants look and function just like real teeth.
Here is how the All on 4 placement process works:
• Your periodontist inserts four (hence the name “All on 4”) titanium screws into your upper and lower jaw bones (depending on the extent of your treatment).
• A temporary row of teeth is placed while the implants themselves fuse with your jaw bone.
• After a few weeks, you return to have your permanent set of teeth affixed to your implants.
If properly cared for, your new implants can last for years before needing to be replaced.
Who Qualifies As a Candidate for All on 4 Implants?
Those who are the best candidates for All on 4 implants are people missing an entire row of teeth but are otherwise in generally good health. Do not allow this post alone to deter you from seeking this treatment, however; your candidacy should be determined by your periodontist.
If you’re excited over the prospect of restoring your whole smile, along with your confidence, we don’t blame you! Dr. Mauricio Gutierrez, Dr. Robert Holt, and the rest of our staff here at The Florida Institute for Periodontics and Dental Implants have seen the changes that this treatment has brought about in the lives of past patients. We would like you to enjoy the same benefits. To discuss your potential candidacy for this procedure, call and schedule an appointment with us right away.