Dental implants revolutionized the world of restorative dentistry. Rather than a denture or bridge that sits on top of the gum and jaw, an implant involves installing a stud, acting as the root of the new tooth, into the jawbone itself.
This results in a stable, comfortable replacement. The All-on-4® system uses just four dental implants to replace an entire arch of teeth, eliminating the need for a removable, external oral appliance.
Our team at Bucktown Wicker Park Dental is excited to offer this innovative alternative to dentures to the Wicker Park community in Chicago, Illinois. Today, let’s look at the top four benefits of All-on-4 implants.
You get fast, highly effective results
During the All-on-4 procedure, we place four implant posts into your jaw to support an arch of prosthetic teeth. The implants permanently attach to the new teeth, giving you a secure, comfortable, and natural-looking smile.
Traditional implant methods involve multiple procedures, with healing time required between each. With the All-on-4 system, Melissa Daza, DDS, and Michelle Schwartz, DDS, install implants and place the prosthetic teeth on the same day.
All-on-4 implants protect your overall health
The gaps left by missing teeth are an invitation for food particles and bacteria to invade and become a breeding ground for gum disease, also known as periodontitis. Gum disease can lead to serious health complications such as diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.
Failure to replace a missing tooth can also cause bone loss in your jaw. With no tooth root to stimulate the jawbone, sufficient blood and nutrients don’t reach that area, and the bone erodes.
Dental implants provide the same stimulation as the natural tooth root, protecting your jawbone.
Your results can last a lifetime
Denture technology has come a long way in recent years, but still can’t match the longevity of All-on-4 implants. Your new teeth are permanent and don’t require removal for cleaning or adjustments.
Maintaining your All-on-4 implants is easy: just brush, floss, and schedule routine cleanings as you would with natural teeth. While traditional dentures may need adjustment or replacement every 5-10 years, your implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
They look and feel like natural teeth
All-on-4 implants look and feel like a natural, healthy set of teeth. The permanent bridge and implants provide support and allow the new teeth to function like natural ones.
You can feel confident eating, speaking, and smiling with no worries about loose dentures or unsightly gaps.
Dental implants are changing the game for people with missing teeth. To find out if you’re a candidate and to learn more about All-on-4 implants, make an appointment at Bucktown Wicker Park Dental today.