The Dangers Of Losing Natural Teeth

The Dangers Of Losing Natural Teeth

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As we grow older, and especially if we have periodontal disease, then the risk of tooth loss will increase. Once we’re missing the majority of our teeth, this could lead to serious trouble. But there is hope! Our team at our dental implant center in Stillwater, OK can provide a complete smile again in one visit with All-On-Four®.

The Factors Behind Missing Teeth

As we grow older, the risk of tooth loss increases and this is due to a number of factors. For example, if we don’t care for our teeth properly, then tooth decay or infection could cause them to be lost or require extraction to safeguard the rest of the smile and the jawbone. If we sustain an injury, this could also knock teeth loose or out. The most common factor however is gum disease, which impacts half of adults over the age of 30 according to The Centers for Disease Control. The periodontitis stage is the number one cause of adult tooth loss!

The Impacts on Your Smile

When we lose most of our teeth this obviously impacts what foods we can enjoy, and could lead to issues speaking clearly. Embarrassment could mean issues with our social interactions too. Since the body won’t send doses of calcium and phosphorus to the jaw around the lost roots, a significant portion of your jaw loses mass and density, which in turn causes a prematurely aged appearance. However, with dental implants we can secure replacement teeth that also stimulate the growth of the jawbone, preventing the aged appearance and allowing your new teeth to stay in place for decades to come.

A New Smile with All-On-Four®

With All-On-Four®, we will insert just four posts into each arch of your smile. These posts don’t need as much structure to stay in place as traditional dental implants, so you can enjoy dentures without the need for grafting or sinus lifts first. Our team will insert these posts and in the same visit, attach an abutment and connect your denture, so you leave after one visit with a full smile. We can also switch the temporary denture for a final later on, but regardless you never leave without a full and beautiful smile.

If you have any questions about obtaining new teeth in a day with the All-On-Four® system, then contact our team today to learn more. Let’s complete your smile in 2024.


Our team wants to offer the chance to enjoy a full smile again and better oral health and function as a result. To schedule a consultation for our All-ON-Four® Teeth-In-A-Day system, give us a call at our Stillwater, OK implant dentistry center at (405) 624-1300 or (800) 352-8685!