How All-on-4 Can Improve Your Life
Missing teeth are no fun. They prevent you from eating and speaking normally, and they’re a hamper on your smile and quality of life. But there’s good news. With All-on-4, you can replace an entire set of missing teeth with only four implants. That’s a lot cheaper than replacing every single tooth with an implant.
We are very used to preserving and improving our physical appearance through diet, exercise, and other treatments, but as far as our teeth are concerned, it is incredibly easy and simple to restore your smile, thus restoring your quality of life and helping you feel young again. With All-on-4, your teeth won’t hurt or pinch, and you can eat and speak normally. Let’s look at some other ways you can get your life back with All-on-4.
Traditional Dentures vs. All-on-4
When people think of prosthetic replacement teeth, dentures are probably the first option that comes to mind. While traditional dentures are probably the most well-known form of tooth restoration, they aren’t the most successful option. All-on-4 is more expensive than dentures, but it does far better when the two are compared.
Dentures are often unstable, inconvenient, and even painful. There are many foods that you can’t eat if you pick this option. Going out to eat, then becomes a stressful experience when you must carefully consider what foods on the menu may get stuck in your dentures. Social situations can also become more stressful with dentures, which are prone to slipping and can even fall out. This can all have a negative effect on your self-esteem.
All of this is avoidable if you pick All-on-4 instead.
How Does All-on-4 Work?
All-on-4 is the term used for a treatment concept where we systematically install four dental implants, then replace an entire section of missing teeth with a dental bridge supported by those four implants. All-on-4 guarantees greater bone stability, thus reducing the need for bone grafts. The healing period for implants is also reduced for this method.
Advantages of All-on-4
All-on-4 has a lot of other benefits, in addition to the ones already cited.
All-on-4 is Cost Effective
All-on-4 is highly cost-effective when compared with other options. If you pick dentures, then you’ll likely spend decades paying for relines, adhesive, or new dentures. All-on-4 doesn’t require that, and with only four implants, the cost is less.
All-on-4 is Reduces the Need for Bone Grafts
We usually can use longer implants because the ones in the back are inserted at angles to engage the bone. By placing these back implants at an angle and making use of the available bone, we don’t need to add additional bone. In many a case, bone grafts are unnecessary, saving you surgery, time, and money.
All-on-4 Has an Expedited Healing Period
Because we can attach your replacement teeth to the dental implants right after the implants are inserted, we don’t need a healing period between the surgery and the tooth replacement.
All-on-4 Gives you Multiple Options
With All-on-4, you have options for your final prosthetic solution. You can pick an irremovable prosthetic with a high level of durability and functionality or a removable version that you can take out and clean easily.
All-on-4 can restore your quality of life in ways other options can’t.
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