Most edentulous patients place a high priority on a tooth replacement treatment that restores a lifelike appearance to the smile. These patients can consider All-on-4 dental implants as an intervention that can help them achieve that goal.
All-on-4 secures a denture using just four dental implants. That appliance is crafted from high quality materials that mimic the optical qualities of biological tooth enamel.
Additionally, the bone forms a bond with the titanium implants used in All-on-4. This physical link, which replicates the structural relationship between the teeth’s roots and crowns, also contributes to this treatment method’s natural aesthetic. Thanks to the dental implants, the denture is secure and will not slip out of place.
Patients work closely with the oral surgeon in the All-on-4 treatment planning process, providing a great deal of input into the appearance of the denture. You can request characteristics that closely match your natural smile or improve on it, if that’s what you wish.
All-on-4 secures a denture using just four dental implants.
With All-on-4, not only do your teeth look natural, your new smile will feel and function very similarly to a biological one. The osseointegration process in which the surrounding bone grows around the implant provides the connection between crown and jaw that is missing in alternative appliances for edentulous patients.
Therefore, the process of chewing, for example, feels fairly similar between natural teeth and All-on-4 dental implants. This functionality also helps patients to continue to enjoy a varied diet, including most of their favorite foods.
Additionally, the dental implants help to preserve the integrity of the jaw, which can atrophy after tooth loss when no root-like structure is replaced. The jaw’s contour stays constant, which means that the appliance is less likely to lose its fit over time, which does happen with conventional dentures.
All-on-4 dental implants can be a good treatment option for patients who want to replace an entire arch of missing teeth with an appliance with a natural look and feel. Contact Central Oklahoma Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates at 405-624-1300 to learn if All-on-4 may be a treatment option for you.