The Dangers Of Total Tooth Loss

The Dangers Of Total Tooth Loss

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Edentulism, also known as total tooth loss, can impact how you eat and leave you vulnerable to a weakened smile and an older appearance. Your jaw could even lose mass and density! At our Oklahoma City, OK, dental office, our team is ready to offer a full smile in one visit with our custom All-On-Four dental implant dentures.

The Causes and Dangers

How do we lose our adult teeth? For some, this could occur due to injury or advanced cases of decay or infection. Periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease, is the most common cause. When teeth are missing, this upsets how you eat and speak, and you could even develop an aged appearance as the jaw loses mass and density following tooth loss. Instead of allowing tooth loss to negatively impact so many aspects of your life, you should seek tooth replacement. Even if time has elapsed since you lost your teeth and your jawbone has weakened, we can potentially support a full set of dentures with dental implants, often without the need for grafting or sinus lift procedures beforehand.

Examining Your Smile

To begin, we will take detailed images of your smile from multiple angles with advanced digital technology, so we can assess the strength of your jaw and the factors behind your tooth loss. You may have a few remaining teeth that we will gently extra to make room for your fixed prosthetic. Our team can then offer a treatment plan to address any underlying factors, and plan the placement of your dental implants. We want to make sure they can stay in place for years to come and properly support a new set of teeth.


With All-On-Four, our team will insert just four implant posts per arch. Made from a biocompatible titanium, these act as new roots, and strengthen your jaw, preventing further loss of mass and density. These are smaller and more cost-effective, and still support a complete set of dentures, so you have a full smile again. They have the potential to last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime, and you care for them as you would natural teeth. No need to remove them for cleaning or soaking, and no need to replace them after only five to ten years.

If you have any questions about tackling your tooth loss with fixed dentures that look natural, then contact our team today to learn more. You deserve a full and beautiful smile, and we can help!


Our team is ready to restore the infection and beauty of your smile. To find out more about supporting a full smile again, then call our Oklahoma City, OK office at (405) 624-1300 or (800) 352-8685.