Millions of Americans choose each year to replace missing teeth with dental implants. If you only have one missing tooth you may choose a single implant. Those who are missing all their teeth may opt for all-on-4 dental implants in Lakeland, FL. It’s important that patients understand this option and the process that is required to complete it.
Four Implants for Whole New Smile
Individual implants are placed in the jawbone where the titanium rod stimulates the bone tissue to regenerate and fuse with the rod. Eventually, the crown is placed on the top of the rod and the tooth appears completely natural. When you are missing several teeth, it would be a unnecessary to place an individual implant for each tooth and that’s where the all-on-4 option comes in.
With just four well-placed implants on the top and bottom of your mouth, Dr. Campbell can replace an entire mouth full of teeth. These four implants are placed and the custom made bridges are secured on top to create a whole new smile. Over time, as with a single implant, the rod will fuse to the living bone and act exactly like a natural part of it. Implants create a long-lasting, strong foundation for new teeth as they fuse with your jawbone.
Are You a Candidate?
Good candidates for all-on-4 are like good candidates for individual implants. You must have good overall and oral health, be free of gum disease and have enough bone left to support the implant. While these are good general guidelines, there are often special considerations which makes it extremely important that you consult with a professional before deciding what is best for you.
Call Us Today
If you want to learn more about individual and all-on-4 implants, we are happy to answer any questions you have at Lakeland Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment or consultation.