Top Reasons Why People Choose All-on-4 Dental Implants
By Joe McIntyre, DDS on August 02, 2021
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, “More than 36 million Americans do not have any teeth.” Thankfully, modern dental technology offers an effective solution to replace an entire arch of missing teeth: All-on-4® dental implants.
All-on-4 dental implants are used to attach a full set of dentures using only four implants per dental arch. These fixed dentures address complete tooth loss and restore a patient’s ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. The highly trained doctors at Smiles for Life Dental Care offer All-on-4 dental implants to eligible patients in Harrisonburg and Staunton, VA. Continue reading to learn why so many people choose All-on-4 dental implants.
Immediately Improved Function
Teeth are essential for speaking and chewing properly. Without them, everyday conversations can become a source of embarrassment, and trouble chewing can lead to poor nutrition.
With All-on-4 implants, our dentists can restore an entire arch of teeth to improve your speaking and chewing abilities. Unlike traditional implant-supported dentures, dentures supported by All-on-4 dental implants can be immediately loaded with a functional, natural-looking denture, restoring your speech and bite on the same day of your implant surgery.
Missing teeth can diminish your self-confidence. This is mostly because of their appearance, but also because they impede your ability to chew and speak properly.
Your All-on-4 dental implants will be restored with a custom-designed denture that complements your facial features and helps your smile look complete again. When you choose to replace your missing teeth with All-on-4 dental implants, you can stop worrying about how you look and start living your life to the fullest.
No Need for Bone Grafting
When one or more teeth fall out, the bone in that area begins to deteriorate. This can lead to further tooth loss and changes in your facial structure that make you appear older than your age.
In most cases where bone atrophy has occurred, implant patients require bone grafting—a procedure that involves replacing missing bone with transplanted bone tissue. Meanwhile, All-on-4 dental implants are strategically placed to maximize contact with the patient’s existing bone tissue, so a bone graft is typically not needed.
Bone grafting procedures require about three to six months of healing time—a significant amount of time to wait for your implant surgery. Traditional implant procedures also require up to six months of healing time after the implant has been placed before a denture can be placed.
With All-on-4, patients do not need bone grafting. Additionally, a temporary denture can be placed on the implants on the same day of the procedure. Therefore, the All-on-4 treatment time is significantly shorter than that of traditional implant-supported dentures.
In addition to bone loss, missing teeth can lead to poor nutrition. Replacing your top or bottom arch of missing teeth with an implant-supported restoration can make it easier to enjoy tough proteins and crunchy vegetables, improving your diet and overall health.
Enjoy the Benefits of All-on-4 Today
Our experienced team at Smiles for Life Dental Care has helped many patients quickly replace teeth and enhance their smiles with All-on-4. If you’re ready to restore your smile or want to learn more about All-on-4 treatment, we’re ready to help you. Contact our office today at (540) 828-2312 or message us online to schedule an initial consultation.