An estimated 35 million Americans are missing all their natural teeth despite continual advancements in dentistry. Whether from decay, disease, or trauma, traditional dentures have been the go-to solution to restore a functional smile. Although they are convenient and effective, they never truly look or feel like your real teeth. Now, you can enjoy a treatment that closely mimics your natural teeth. With All-On-4 dental implants in Cambridge, you invest in your quality of life with an option that can last for a lifetime.
What is All-On-4?
When you are missing an entire arch of teeth, a traditional denture is made from an impression of your mouth and held in place using suction or an adhesive. Although new innovations in dentistry have improved their fit and aesthetics, they still do not feel completely natural.
All-On-4 allows you to enjoy the security and stability of dental implants. 4 implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone to anchor your custom-made denture in place instead of relying on suction or an adhesive. This eliminates slipping and irritation, so you can enjoy eating your favorite foods again and smile with confidence.
How Does All-On-4 Work?
The long-term success of All-On-4 relies on your jawbone fusing to the titanium implant posts. They are strategically placed into your jaw to support the denture. Often, this is the ideal solution for those who have lost density in their jawbone because the posterior posts are placed at an angle to eliminate the need for bone grafting. Their unique positioning also allows your implant dentist in Cambridge to avoid the nerve channels in the lower jaw and the sinus cavities in the upper jaw.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
You first require a consultation with your implant dentist to ensure you are a candidate for dental implants to start your journey to a complete smile. Besides a visual examination, digital x-rays and a CT scan are taken to assess your oral health and structures. These images are also necessary to pinpoint the ideal location for the implant posts.
Sedation or anesthesia are used during your oral surgery to place your implant posts into your jawbone. Abutments are placed in each post to connect a temporary denture the same day. There is no need to go without your teeth while you heal. About 6 months later, you are fitted for your permanent denture.
Benefits of Dental Implants
With the implant posts acting as new tooth roots, you will enjoy several benefits that are not possible with other treatments, including:
- Over a 95% 10-year success rate.
- Looks and feels natural.
- Restores as much as 70% of your biting force.
- Preserves your jawbone’s density.
- Protects your facial structures.
- No slipping or irritation.
- Cost-effective, long-term solution.
Complete Your Smile Today!
You can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth with All-On-4. Discover the security of dental implants today.
About Dr. Jeff Lee
Dr. Jeff Lee specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery, including the placement of dental implants. No matter if you are missing one tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch, Dr. Lee has the solution for you. Contact Muskingum Valley Oral Surgery today to schedule your consultation.