If you have cracked, missing or chipped teeth, you know how damaging it can be to your self-esteem and your self-confidence. Over time as your confidence erodes, it may affect your personal and professional relationships. Fortunately, Dr. Strout offers several options to replace missing teeth, and one of the most beneficial options is All-on-4 dental implants. Before we determine if you are a good candidate, we want you to be aware of the many benefits of this procedure.
When the teeth fall out, there is nothing left where the root was to stimulate the jawbone and encourage it to grow. Over time, the bone deteriorates and may shift. With All-on-4 implants, the actual implant is placed in the jawbone, and over time the surrounding tissue will attach to it, stimulating the bone to grow and regenerate. In this way, dental implants function the same as regular teeth.
Many restorative procedures are expensive, but All-on-4 implants are a more affordable option. Often when traditional implants are placed, additional invasive surgeries must be done to graft bone in an individual that is lacking in the bone density to place the implants. With fewer procedures, the treatment is more affordable.
For those who want to come to visit their periodontist and walk out with fully functional, radiant teeth in just one appointment, this is the treatment option for you. Once the implants are placed, attachments are installed over them that mimic the natural teeth. After three or four months the bone will attach to the implant, and at that time your permanent attachments will be placed. With All-on-4, you leave the office with marked improvement in your ability to speak, eat and drink.
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If you want to replace missing teeth with an affordable, fast option that looks as natural as possible, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Strout.