All on 4 dental implants are a relatively new form of dental implant that allows a dentist to replace all of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth, and to secure them in place with just four implants.
Tooth loss is something that is becoming increasingly common among American adults. There are more than 35 million people in the country who are missing all of either their upper set of teeth or their lower teeth.
Dentures can be frustrating to use, and are a hassle to take care of. All on 4 dental implants are a more convenient option that feels much more like real teeth.
What Are All on 4 Dental Implants?
With this kind of implant, there are four small titanium screws fitted inside your jawbone, which serve to replace the root part of what would normally be one tooth. With a single implant, a crown is attached to the implant, to make a prosthetic tooth. When you have more than one missing tooth, you can replace multiple teeth with just one implant, and that’s what all on four implants do. The implant is made of titanium, and it fuses to bone, creating a realistic-looking prosthetic that requires only a few surgical implants.
Each implant is made of titanium, and will fuse to your bone as if it was a part of it. The implant will secure into the jawbone and once it is fully healed it will stay there, as if it was a part of your body. You can chew your food with confidence, and not have to worry about the implant coming loose the way that dentures might.
Implants are useful because they can help to prevent future bone loss in your jaw. This helps to ensure that you maintain a youthful facial structure, and it can also protect your oral health as well.
There is a healing time for dental implants, because the implant needs to fuse to the bone, and your gums need to heal fully, before you can get the crowns fitted. This will require you to make a few trips to the dentist, but it will be well worth it to ensure that your smile looks and feels as good as possible. You will be given aftercare instructions to help the implant heal, and if you follow those properly it will increase the chances of the surgery being a success.