Have you suffered oral trauma, extreme tooth decay or have misshapen teeth? Do you hide your smile when in social settings? If you answered yes, then you should know that you aren’t alone—and there is a solution!
The stigma of tooth loss is unjustly heightened, as tooth loss is very common among adults, especially as we grow older. Did you know that more than 30 million people nationwide suffer from complete upper and/or lower tooth loss?
Sadly, many of these people falsely assume there is no hope and they must just live with the discomfort of less than ideal solutions such as dentures. The good news is that All-On-Four full mouth reconstruction from Comprehensive Dental Group can restore your smile and do it—permanently. No more hassling with loose dentures, lack of natural speech and chewing discomfort—never again.
What Is All-On-Four?
To really grasp what All-On-Four is you must have a bit of insight into the world of dental implants. A dental implant is a surgical grade titanium post that is anchored into your jawbone and then fitted with a dental restoration that replaces the crown of the tooth. The restoration is created in a lab with materials that are indistinguishable from natural teeth in look, function, and feel. Implants are made of impervious materials and they cannot rot— so it really is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Why All-On-Four Is So Revolutionary
With most dental implants, the process takes two visits after the initial consultation. The first visit is the for the implant placement and once that heals over a few weeks, you go back to have the dental restoration applied to the implant.
All-On-Four or Teeth-In-A-Day, as it is also known—resolves that tedious waiting period with what is known in dentistry as immediate implants. Immediate implants differ from most dental implants in that you do not need an implant for every missing tooth. What is done instead, is more of a modular approach to full mouth reconstruction.
Four implants are strategically placed on the top of your mouth and four on the bottom. This process actually bonds the implant with your jawbone making the bone stronger and a lifelike secure fitment that helps defend against bone loss in your jaw. The arches of teeth, each one solid piece—are then affixed permanently to the implants and you walk out, the same day; with a brand-new smile!
As mentioned before, the teeth are created in a state-of-the-art lab with materials that are identical to natural teeth with one major difference—they never rot. That is the wonderful thing about the Teeth-In-A-Day procedure—the only maintenance they require is normal dental care. The best part is, with good dental hygiene—they can last a lifetime. You won’t get that with bridges and dentures. In fact, in some case dentures, in the long run, can cost the same or more than full mouth reconstruction. Dentures and bridges have to be replaced every 5 years approximately and that adds up quick.
Is All-on-4 A Good Fit For You?
If you are seeking a permanent solution to the loss of your entire upper or lower arch of teeth, this procedure is the definitive answer. With that being said, there are still some basic qualifications you must meet to be able to get this procedure done. The two main things are having healthy gums and a strong jawbone. If either one of those is not in good shape, this procedure likely will not be successful. However, there are some circumstances where we may be able to perform a bone graft at an added expense. Your medical history will also need to be reviewed to make sure your body is compatible with the implants used in the process. The final but not the least important thing by far is having a good baseline of oral health. If this is an area you might be lacking, we recommend a dental treatment a few weeks prior to surgery. If you are a smoker we strongly advice quitting smoking at least 3 months prior to surgery as it can significantly affect bone integration with the implant.
All-On-Four: Wrap Up
That is a lot of info to digest, we completely understand if you don’t remember it all. So remember this, All-On-Four full mouth reconstruction gives you these four major benefits:
Of course, keeping your natural teeth is the ideal outcome but not always a feasible one. In those cases, the next best thing is Teeth-In-A-Day. No other procedure in the dental field delivers the same natural results.
Missing teeth can actually make it more difficult to maintain good oral hygiene which can lead to more serious problems like gingivitis or heart disease.
Let’s just be real, people are visual creatures. How often have you gone to the gym to work on your struggle with weight or muscle tone? Everyone does it, why should your smile be any different? A healthy, great looking smile can do as much for your confidence as a six-pack from the gym.
When you lose a tooth it forces your body to leech bone mass from the jaw to try and support a tooth root that isn’t there. This bone loss can lead to deformities in your jawline and your smile. Implants supplant that missing tooth root and make the jaw stronger—maintaining your jawline and your self-esteem.
Choose Comprehensive Dental Group For All-On-4 Today!
Our team has a combined history in complex cosmetic dentistry procedures and general dentistry that spans over 40 years. Your visit begins with a spa-like atmosphere that includes:
- Complimentary soda, water, coffee, and fresh baked cookies
- Televisions in every exam room
- A library of shows and movies for your viewing pleasure
- Free Wi-Fi network for your e-mail or Internet use
- Pillows, blankets, and warm towels
- Personalized internet radio
Don’t put off your new smile another day, make the call and schedule yourself for a free consultation with Comprehensive Dental Group and get your smile back!
All-on-Four is a complex dental procedure where we do a reconstruction of the entire mouth, but what we do—is we use implants in the place of lost teeth. Then with the implants, we anchor a full prosthesis that will have all your teeth in it. Sometimes people need just the upper, sometimes people need just the lower. But, the concept and why it says All On Four is you have four implants and then all your teeth are put back on those four implants…