In the United States alone, 120 million people are missing at least one tooth. 40 million of those people are missing all their teeth. The problem worsens as people get older, and 30 percent of people aged 65-74 have zero natural teeth left. Clearly this is a problem that affects almost every American and can negatively impact every area of your life.
The downsides of missing teeth are many. Decreased self-confidence, poor oral health and additional tooth loss are three of the common problems that patients deal with. Fortunately, to replace the teeth in a timely, cost-effective manner, we offer All-On-4 dental implants at Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute.
If you have no natural teeth left or are about to lose them all and you opted for individual dental implants, it could take years before treatment is complete. This is because gum grafts must be done to ensure that there is adequate bone density to place the implant and the jawbone must heal over the implant each time a new one is placed.
All-On-4 implants change that. With this treatment, you are in and out of the office with a new set of teeth in one day. Only four implants are placed, and the crowns or preferred tooth replacement is attached to them. They are easy to clean, secure and function exactly as your normal teeth would.
You can eat what you want and speak without the fear of your teeth falling out. Caring for them is easy and placement by a periodontist in Winchester, VA, is minimally invasive. If you want a tooth replacement option that is affordable, fast and effective, this may be your answer.
If you are tired of the negative effects of missing teeth, give us a call today. We’ll schedule an appointment for you with Drs. Saunders & Dickson to determine if you are a good candidate for All-On-4 dental implants.