New Year, New Teeth: How All-on-4 Implants Can Change Your Life

Although dentures are the most popular choice for missing teeth because of their affordability, they aren’t without faults. If you’re tired of shifting and slipping dentures, but want to prevent bone loss in your jaw, you can now opt for a better way to replace your missing teeth.

Our team at Smile Design Manhattan uses All-on-4® dental implants, an innovative approach that comes with fewer appointments and fewer implants, all while being able to support a full arch of fixed teeth. 

So if you want to make a smooth transition from dentures to dental implants, here’s everything you need to know about the All-on-4 dental implants.

How dentures impact your dental health

Dentures do more than harm your confidence in social settings. They may also speed up the rate at which you lose bone tissue in your jawbone.

When dental roots are missing, the jawbone is no longer stimulated enough to create new bone tissue. Within the first year, approximately 25% of the bone density is lost in the areas where there are no dental roots in the gumline. Dentures and crowns may mask the cosmetic issue, but they don’t address bone loss in the jaw, which ultimately leads to a weaker jaw bone. 

Our specialists use All-on-4 implants to stimulate bone growth in your jawline. They place titanium roots into your gum tissue via an incision. The procedure usually lasts anywhere between two and three hours per arch. 

Within a few months after the procedure, the artificial roots fuse with the jawbone tissue, enabling you to have your prosthetics put in place. 

A novel approach to replacing missing teeth

Dental implants are known for being hassle-free and aesthetically pleasing, but replacing each tooth with an implant is a lengthy process. 

However, the All-on-4 dental implants come with the advantages of dental implants without the hassle of a long recovery period by supporting an entire arch of teeth with only four implants.

This procedure can be used to replace missing teeth both on the lower and on the upper arch, and it works by inserting an artificial metal root into your jawbone that supports the replacement crown. 

The unique benefits of All-on-4 implants 

All-on-4 dental implants provide unique advantages because they create a permanent foundation for your dental prosthesis with less downtime. Some of the benefits of this novel approach include the following:

An additional benefit is the preservation of your facial features. All-on-4 implants prevent bone loss in the jaw and help you avoid a sunken look.

To learn more about the benefits and costs of All-on-4 implants and to find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure, book an appointment with our team of specialists in New York, New York.

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