Missing one or more teeth can cause several problems for patients; these problems are typically magnified as additional teeth are lost. Whether a patient has lost teeth to illness, accident, injury, or other causes, the right replacement solution can help restore a smile’s appearance as well as healthy oral function. Dr. Van Horn at Southern Smiles Dental PC is here to help patients restore their smile’s natural appearance with the help of All-on-4 dental implants in Oklahoma City, OK. This special system is especially beneficial to people who have lost several teeth along the upper or lower jaw and who need full arch replacement to restore the appearance of their smile. We specialize in helping patients with these important concerns; you can be sure you are in good hand with our care team.
Full Arch Replacement and Dental Implants
Dental implant technology utilizes highly durable materials, including medical titanium. The posts of dental implants are made from this super-durable metal, which has the added benefit of easily fusing with the bones of the jaw. This means that dental implants are highly secure and will not shift in the mouth. With the All-on-4 dental implant system, a full denture-style arch is mounted on just four of these small titanium posts. The results are a full transformation of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw.
Dental implant posts are set directly into the jaw bone, which can be a problem if there has been bone loss following the loss of teeth. Bone grafting may need to be done to prepare the site for implant placement. Teeth that are damaged or in the processes of falling out may need to be extracted prior to the placement of dental implants.
Advantages of All-on-4
The All-on-4 system has many important benefits to consider: